U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Dec 11, 2019

§ 179.220-7 - Materials.

(a) The plate material used to fabricate the inner container and nozzles must meet one of the following specifications and with the indicated minimum tensile strength and elongation in the welded condition.

(b) Carbon steel plate: The maximum allowable carbon content must be 0.31 percent when the individual specification allows carbon content 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) weld metal (longitudinal)
AAR TC 128, Gr. B81,00019
ASTM A 516 2, Gr. 7070,00020

1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.

2 This specification is incorporated by reference (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter).

(c) Aluminum alloy plate: Aluminum alloy plate must be suitable for welding and comply with one of the following specifications (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter): * * *

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 3 4 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (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 the minimum tensile strength shown.

2 0 temper only.

3 Weld filler metal 5556 must not be used.

4 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.

(d) High alloy steel plate: High alloy steel plate must comply with one of the following specifications (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter):

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 30475,00030
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 31674,00030
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.

(e) Manganese-molybdenum steel plate: Manganese-molybdenum steel plate must be suitable for fusion welding and must comply with the following specification (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter):

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
ASTM A 302, Gr. B80,00020

1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.

(f) Plate materials used to fabricate the outer shell and heads must be those listed in paragraphs (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section. The maximum allowable carbon content must be 0.31 percent when the individual specification allows carbon content greater than this amount. The plates may be clad with other approved materials.

(g) All appurtenances on the inner container in contact with the lading must be made of approved material compatible with the plate material of the inner container. These appurtenances must not be subject to rapid deterioration by the lading, or must be coated or lined with suitable corrosion resistant material. See AAR Specifications for Tank Cars, appendix M, M4.05 for approved material specifications for castings for fittings.

[Amdt. 179-9, 36 FR 21340, Nov. 6, 1971, as amended by Amdt. 179-28, 46 FR 49906, Oct. 8, 1981; Amdt. 179-40, 52 FR 13048, Apr. 20, 1987; Amdt. 179-52, 61 FR 28681, June 5, 1996; 66 FR 45186, Aug. 28, 2001; 67 FR 51660, Aug. 8, 2002; 68 FR 75762, Dec. 31, 2003]