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# ARTICLE NC-1000

NC-1100 Scope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1120 Temperature Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1130 Boundaries of Jurisdiction Applicable to This Subsection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1131 Boundary of Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1132 Boundary Between Components and Attachments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1132.1 Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
NC-1132.2 Jurisdictional Boundary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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NC-1132.2-1 Attachments in the Component Support Load Path Which do not Perform
a Pressure Retaining Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
NC-1132.2-2 Attachments Which do not Perform a Pressure Retaining Function and Are
not in the Component Support Load Path (Nonstructural Attachments) . . . . . . . . . 6
NC-1132.2-3 Attachments Which Perform a Pressure Retaining Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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ARTICLE NC-1000
INTRODUCTION

## NC-1100 SCOPE is attached. The boundary shall not be closer to a

vessel, tank, pump, or valve than:
(a) Subsection NC contains rules for the material,
(a) the first circumferential joint in welded connec-
design, fabrication, examination, testing, overpressure
tions (the connecting weld shall be considered part of
relief, marking, stamping, and preparation of reports
the piping);
by the Certificate Holder for items which are intended
(b) the face of the first flange in bolted connections
to conform to the requirements for Class 2 construction.
(the bolts shall be considered part of the piping);
(b) The rules of Subsection NC cover the strength
(c) the first threaded joint in screwed connections.
and pressure integrity of items the failure of which
would violate the pressure retaining boundary. The
rules cover load stresses but do not cover deterioration NC-1132 Boundary Between Components and
which may occur in service as a result of corrosion, Attachments
radiation effects, or instability of materials. NCA-1130
further limits the rules of this Subsection. NC-1132.1 Attachments
(c) Subsection NC does not contain rules to cover (a) An attachment is an element in contact with or
all details of construction of Class 2 vessels and storage connected to the inside or outside of the pressure
tanks. Where complete details are not provided in this retaining portion of a component which may have either
Subsection, it is intended that the N Certificate Holder, a pressure retaining or nonpressure-retaining function
subject to the approval of the Owner or his designee and either a structural or nonstructural function.
and acceptance by the Inspector, shall provide details (b) Attachments with a pressure retaining function
of construction which will be consistent with those include items such as stiffeners and branch or vessel
provided by the rules of this Subsection. opening reinforcement.
(c) Attachments with a nonpressure-retaining func-
tion include items such as valve guides, thermal sleeves,
turning vanes, and component support load path items
NC-1120 TEMPERATURE LIMITS such as vessel saddles, support and shear lugs, brackets,
pipe clamps, trunnions, and skirts.
Vessels are to be designed using the standard design (d) Attachments with a structural function (structural
method in NC-3300 or the alternative design rules of attachments) perform a pressure retaining function or
NC-3200, which allows the use of analysis with the are in the component support load path.
higher design stress intensity values of Tables 2A, 2B, (e) Attachments with a nonstructural function (non-
and 4, Section II, Part D, Subpart 1. structural attachments) do not perform a pressure re-
taining function nor are they in the component support
load path. Nonstructural attachments include items such
as nameplates, insulation supports, and locating and
NC-1130 BOUNDARIES OF JURISDICTION lifting lugs.
APPLICABLE TO THIS
SUBSECTION NC-1132.2 Jurisdictional Boundary. The jurisdic-
tional boundary between a pressure retaining component
NC-1131 Boundary of Components
and an attachment defined in the Design Specification
The Design Specification shall define the boundary shall not be any closer to the pressure retaining portion
of a component to which piping or another component of the component than as defined in (a) through (g)

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NC-1132.2 1998 SECTION III, DIVISION 1 — NC NC-1132.2

below. Figures NC-1132.2-1 through NC-1132.2-3 are more than 2t from the pressure retaining portion of
provided as an aid in defining the boundary and con- the component, where t is the nominal thickness of
struction requirements of this Subsection. the pressure retaining material. Beyond 2t from the
(a) Attachments cast or forged with the component pressure retaining portion of the component, the first
and weld buildup on the component surface shall be weld shall be considered part of the attachment.
considered part of the component. (e) The first connecting weld of a welded nonstructu-
(b) Attachments, welds, and fasteners having a pres- ral attachment to a component shall be considered part
of the attachment. At or within 2t from the pressure
sure retaining function shall be considered part of the
retaining portion of the component the first connecting
component.
weld shall conform to NC-4330.
(c) Except as provided in (d) and (e) below, the (f) Mechanical fasteners used to connect a nonpres-
boundary between a pressure retaining component and sure-retaining attachment to the component shall be
an attachment not having a pressure retaining function considered part of the attachment.
shall be at the surface of the component. (g) The boundary may be located further from the
(d) The first connecting weld of a nonpressure-re- pressure retaining portion of the component than as
taining structural attachment to a component shall be defined in (a) through (f) above when specified in the
considered part of the component unless the weld is Design Specification.

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NC-1000 — INTRODUCTION Fig. NC-1132.2-1

## FIG. NC-1132.2-1 ATTACHMENTS IN THE COMPONENT SUPPORT LOAD

PATH WHICH DO NOT PERFORM A PRESSURE RETAINING
FUNCTION

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Fig. NC-1132.2-2 1998 SECTION III, DIVISION 1 — NC

FIG. NC-1132.2-2 ATTACHMENTS WHICH DO NOT PERFORM A PRESSURE RETAINING FUNCTION AND
ARE NOT IN THE COMPONENT SUPPORT LOAD PATH (NONSTRUCTURAL ATTACHMENTS)

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NC-1000 — INTRODUCTION Fig. NC-1132.2-3