U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

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§ 179.100-7 - Materials.

(a) Steel plate: Steel plate materials used to fabricate tank shell and manway nozzle must comply with one of the following specifications with the indicated minimum tensile strength and elongation in the welded condition. The maximum allowable carbon content must be 0.31 percent when the individual specification allows carbon greater than this amount. The plates may be clad with other approved materials.

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) welded condition (longitudinal)
AAR TC 128, Gr. B81,00019
ASTM A 302 2, Gr. B80,00020
ASTM A 516 270,00020
ASTM A 537 2, Class 170,00023

1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.

2 These specifications are incorporated by reference (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter).

(b) Aluminum alloy plate: Aluminum alloy plate material used to fabricate tank shell and manway nozzle must be suitable for fusion welding and must comply with one of the following specifications (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter) with its indicated minimum tensile strength and elongation in the welded condition. * * *

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) 0 temper, welded condition 3 4 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) 0 temper, welded condition (longitudinal)
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5052 125,00018
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5083 238,00016
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5086 135,00014
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5154 130,00018
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5254 130,00018
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5454 131,00018
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5652 125,00018

1 For fabrication, the parent plate material may be 0, H112, or H32 temper, but design calculations must be based on minimum tensile strength shown.

2 0 temper only.

3 Weld filler metal 5556 must not be used.

4 Maximum stress to be used in calculations.

(c) High alloy steel plate. (1) High alloy steel plate must conform to the following specifications:

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see § 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 304L70,00030
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see § 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 316L70,00030

1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.

(2)(i) High alloy steels used to fabricate tank must be tested in accordance with the following procedures in ASTM A 262, “Standard Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steel” (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter), and must exhibit corrosion rates not exceeding the following: * * *

Test procedures Material Corrosion rate i.p.m.
Practice BTypes 304L and 316L0.0040
Practice CType 304L0.0020

(ii) Type 304L and 316L test specimens must be given a sensitizing treatment prior to testing.

(d) All attachments welded to tank shell must be of approved material which is suitable for welding to the tank.

[Amdt. 179-10, 36 FR 21344, Nov. 6, 1971, as amended by Amdt. 179-32, 48 FR 27707, June 16, 1983; Amdt. 179-47, 58 FR 50237, Sept. 24, 1993; Amdt. 179-52, 61 FR 28679, June 5, 1996; Amdt. 179-52, 61 FR 50255, Sept. 25, 1996; 66 FR 45186, Aug. 28, 2001; 67 FR 51660, Aug. 8, 2002; 68 FR 75759, Dec. 31, 2003]