49 CFR 179.220-7 - Materials.

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§ 179.220-7 Materials.
(a) The plate material used to fabricate the inner container and nozzles must meet one of the following specifications and with the indicated minimum tensile strength and elongation in the welded condition.
(b) Carbon steel plate: The maximum allowable carbon content must be 0.31 percent when the individual specification allows carbon content greater than this amount. The plates may be clad with other approved materials.
Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.
2 This specification is incorporated by reference (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter).
AAR TC 128, Gr. B 81,000 19
ASTM A 516 2, Gr. 70 70,000 20
(c) Aluminum alloy plate: Aluminum alloy plate must be suitable for welding and comply with one of the following specifications (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter): * * *
Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition3,4 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
1 For fabrication, the parent plate material may be 0 H112, or H32 temper, but design calculations must be based on the minimum tensile strength shown.
2 0 temper only.
3 Weld filler metal 5556 must not be used.
4 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5052 1 25,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5083 2 38,000 16
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5086 1 35,000 14
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5154 1 30,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5254 1 30,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5454 1 31,000 18
ASTM B 209, Alloy 5652 1 25,000 18
(d) High alloy steel plate: High alloy steel plate must comply with one of the following specifications (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter):
Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see§ 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 304 75,000 30
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see§ 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 304L 70,000 30
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see§ 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 316 74,000 30
ASTM A 240/A 240M (incorporated by reference; see§ 171.7 of this subchapter), Type 316L 70,000 30
(e) Manganese-molybdenum steel plate: Manganese-molybdenum steel plate must be suitable for fusion welding and must comply with the following specification (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter):
Specifications Minimum tensile strength (p.s.i.) welded condition 1 Minimum elongation in 2 inches (percent) weld metal (longitudinal)
1 Maximum stresses to be used in calculations.
ASTM A 302, Gr. B 80,000 20
(f) Plate materials used to fabricate the outer shell and heads must be those listed in paragraphs (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section. The maximum allowable carbon content must be 0.31 percent when the individual specification allows carbon content greater than this amount. The plates may be clad with other approved materials.
(g) All appurtenances on the inner container in contact with the lading must be made of approved material compatible with the plate material of the inner container. These appurtenances must not be subject to rapid deterioration by the lading, or must be coated or lined with suitable corrosion resistant material. See AAR Specifications for Tank Cars, appendix M, M4.05 for approved material specifications for castings for fittings.
[Amdt. 179-9, 36 FR 21340, Nov. 6, 1971, as amended by Amdt. 179-28, 46 FR 49906, Oct. 8, 1981; Amdt. 179-40, 52 FR 13048, Apr. 20, 1987; Amdt. 179-52, 61 FR 28681, June 5, 1996; 66 FR 45186, Aug. 28, 2001; 67 FR 51660, Aug. 8, 2002; 68 FR 75762, Dec. 31, 2003]

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  • 2013-10-02; vol. 78 # 191 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60745 - Hazardous Materials: Minor Editorial Corrections and Clarifications (RRR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Final rule.
      Effective date: October 1, 2013. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule was approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 7, 2013.
      49 CFR Parts 107, 130, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179, and 180

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Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 179 after this date.

  • 2014-08-01; vol. 79 # 148 - Friday, August 1, 2014
    1. 79 FR 45016 - Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
      Comments must be received by September 30, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, and 179