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SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

What exactly is the difference between SA-105 and SA-266 Cl. 2 forgings? We are fabricating a replacement vessel that originally had SA-105 flanges, but the customer would like to use SA-266-2 instead.

RE: SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

In my opinion, SA-266 Cl. 2 is not allowed by Section VIII Div. 1, see Section II.  B16.5 does not allow this material for flanges.

RE: SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

Of course SA-266 Cl.2 is allowed under Section VIII Div.1.
The two materials are quite equivalent in my opinion: only minor differences in the specification (heat treatment policy for instance).
I think the choice is a matter of taste, or, better said, of continuity at client's organisation.

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RE: SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

The ASTM A266 class 2, is not allowed by ASME VIII div.1, infact if you look ASME IID, this material is underlined NP (not permitt.) under VIII div.1.

RE: SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

The 2001 Edition of ASME Section II, Part D was revised such that SA-266-2 is permitted to a maximum temperature of 1000 deg F for Section VIII-1 construction.

RE: SA-105 vs. SA-266 Cl. 2

I remember these two grades as generally used for flanges and other applications like tube sheet etc.,  On the former, there is a max limit in weight of 10000 lbs (this is old, rusty recollection of mine, I am not sure what the current code says...)  Sorry if I have mislead anyone with this...

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