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Recommended Practice 934-E

Recommended Practice for Materials and Fabrication of 11/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Pressure Vessels for Service Above 825 °F (440 °C)

Includes materials and fabrication requirements for new 11/4Cr-1/2Mo steel and 1Cr-1/2Mo pressure vessels and heat exchangers for high temperature service. It applies to vessels that are designed, fabricated, certified and documented in accordance with ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 1. This document may also be used as a resource when planning to modify existing pressure vessels. The interior surfaces of these pressure vessels may have an austenitic stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel, or nickel alloy weld overlay or cladding to provide additional corrosion resistance. This recommended practice is applicable to wall (shell) thicknesses from 1 in. (25 mm) to 4 in. (100 mm). Integrally reinforced nozzles, flanges, tubesheets, bolted channel covers, etc. can be greater than 4 in. (100 mm). At shell or head thicknesses greater than 4 in. (100 mm), 11/4Cr-1/2Mo and 1Cr-1/2Mo has been shown to have difficulty meeting the toughness requirements given in this document, but this does not preclude the use of this alloy if these properties can be met or if the equipment is designed with stresses below the threshold for brittle fracture.

1st Edition | August 2010

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