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Duplex 2205 Tubesheets

Duplex 2205 Tubesheets

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I have 2" thick duplex stainless tubesheets with duplex (S31803) 3/4" o.d. straight tubes, I'm being forced into impact testing to -50 deg. F.
for the tubesheets, and so my question is: Is there any solution that would let me out of this impact testing requirement? Any exemption?

From what I've read about 2205 duplex is that it's hard to exempt.

RE: Duplex 2205 Tubesheets

What is your code of construction?

Per ASME VIII-1, you must impact test.

See section UHA-51(d)(3)(a). The only exemption available is for 3/8" and thinner if you are at a temperature of -20°F and warmer.

Cheers,

RE: Duplex 2205 Tubesheets

This is why you often see 2205 tubes put into austenitic tube sheets.
I hope that your raw material was tested to A923, that is a -40 impact test.
If your application requires -50F testing, and at -50F you still exceed the energy requirements of A923 then you only have to do the one set of tests.

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

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