Creep rupture strength of ASME Grades 91, 92, 122 and 23 type steels were evaluated by the SHC committee in 2004 and 2005, and the Assessment Committee on Creep Data of High Chromium Steels in 2010. According to the evaluation of creep rupture strength, allowable stress of the steels was revised and weld strength reduction factor (WSRF) was established. In 2015, the creep rupture data of those steels was collected from materials producers, power plant manufacturers and institutes in Japan and a review of long-term creep rupture strength of the steels was conducted by the Assessment Committee on Creep Data of High Chromium Steels in reference to the previous evaluation. It has been confirmed with the latest dataset that re-evaluation of long-term creep rupture strength is not required for Grades 92, 122 and 23 type steels. On the other hand, lower creep rupture strength compared with the previous evaluation was recognized on the new creep rupture data of Grade 91 steels, therefore, re-evaluation of creep rupture strength was conducted on Grade 91 steels. Creep rupture strength was assessed by means of region splitting analysis method in consideration of 50% of 0.2% offset yield strength, in the same way as the previous study. According to the evaluation of long-term creep strength of the steels, allowable tensile stress was reviewed and proposed revision was concluded.

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