This guide covers standard specification for wrought-carbon steel butt-welding seamless or welded fittings specially processed to ensure better notch toughness. Heat treatment shall be required for all types of fittings. Fittings with mandatory radiographic examination of welds shall be included. Cast fittings and fittings formed from all weld metal, shall not be included. Heat or cast analysis shall be conducted wherein the material shall conform to the required chemical components for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, vanadium, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, and lead. The fittings, as represented by tensile test specimens taken subsequent to final heat treatment, shall conform to the specified values of tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation for the applicable grades of steel. Mechanical tests such as tension test and transverse guided weld bend test shall be performed on the fittings.
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1.1 This specification covers wrought-carbon steel butt-welding seamless or welded fittings specially processed to ensure better notch toughness than that to be expected in fittings manufactured to the requirements of Specification A234/A234M.
1.1.1 Included are elbows, caps, tees, reducers, and other type fittings covered by ASME B16.9.
1.1.2 Heat treatment is required for all fittings.
1.1.3 Fittings with mandatory radiographic examination of welds are included.
1.1.4 Supplementary requirements are provided for use when additional testing or examination is desired.
1.1.5 Cast fittings, and fittings formed from all weld metal, are not included.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A234/A234M Specification for Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Moderate and High Temperature Service
A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings
A960/A960M Specification for Common Requirements for Wrought Steel Piping Fittings
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code)
SectionIX , Welding and Brazing Qualifications
B16.9 Standards for Steel Butt-Welding Fittings
low; pipe fittings; piping applications; pressure containing parts; steel; temperature service applications; Pressure pipelines/piping systems--specifications; Steel fittings--specifications; Butt-welding fittings; Carbon steel pipe fittings--specifications; Notch toughness ;
ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
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