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How to understand a soak band?

How to understand a soak band?

How to understand a soak band?

I try to imagine how shoud the requirement pertaining to soak band in ASME Section I, PW-39.5.2 be understood: "The soak band shall be a circle whose radius is equal to the radius at the widest width of the width of the weld attaching the nozzle or attachment to the shell, plus the thickness ...?. I have the problem to get it right to my engineering notion. Any help welcome.

RE: How to understand a soak band?

The soak band around the nozzle is a circle which includes every bit of the weld and extended by the smaller of head thickness or 2". Rozumiesz?

RE: How to understand a soak band?

Thank you gr2vessels for this explanation. I had a feeling that it must be something like your answer but the wording, ohh...
Anyway, thanks for help.

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