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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 condition1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) welded condition (longitudinal)
AAR TC 128, Gr. B 81,000 19
ASTM A 3022, Gr. B 80,000 20
ASTM A 5162 70,000 20
ASTM A 5372, Class 1 70,000 23

(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 condition3 4 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) 0 temper, welded condition (longitudinal)
ASTM B 209, Alloy 50521 25,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 50832 38,000 16
ASTM B 209, Alloy 50861 35,000 14
ASTM B 209, Alloy 51541 30,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 52541 30,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 54541 31,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 56521 25,000 18

(c) High alloy steel plate.

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

Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see § 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 304L 70,000 30
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see § 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 316L 70,000 30

(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 B Types 304L and 316L 0.0040
Practice C Type 304L 0.0020

(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]