A Quick Guide to Welding and Weld Inspection

A Quick Guide to Welding and Weld Inspection

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A concise and accessible guide to the knowledge required to fulfil the role of a welding inspector. In covering both European and US-based codes, the book gives those wishing to gain certification in welding inspection a basic all-round understanding of the main subject matter.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 102 x 170 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1845696417
  • 9781845696412
  • 587,954

Table of contents

Foreword by Series Editor
A 10 Minute Guide

1 What is the difference between the main welding processes? (four minutes)
2 Why use welding symbols? (one minute)
3 What are codes and standards? (one minute)
4 What is welding procedure qualification? (one minute)
5 Why does a welder need qualification? (one minute)
6 What are welding defects? (two minutes)

Chapter 1: Abbreviations, Terminology and Welding Symbols

Common terms
Joint terminology
Weld terminology
Drawing rules and weld symbols

Chapter 2: Duties of a Welding Inspector

Before welding
During welding
After welding

Chapter 3: Analysis of a Fusion Weld

Components of a welded joint
What makes a good fusion weld?
Weld joint: preparation methods
Weld joint: shape
Residual stress and distortion
Minimising stresses and distortion

Chapter 4: Materials and Their Weldability

Carbon equivalency
Classification of steels
Alloying elements
Material properties
Heat treatment of steels

Chapter 5: Welding Processes

Manual metal arc (MMA)/shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
Metal inert gas (MIG)/metal active gas (MAG)/gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
Tungsten inert gas (TIG)/gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
Submerged arc welding (SAW)

Chapter 6: Non-destructive and Destructive Testing

Liquid penetrant testing (PT)
Magnetic particle testing (MT)
Ultrasonic testing (UT)
Radiographic testing (RT)
Tension tests
Bend tests
Charpy tests
Hardness testing
Macro samples
Micro samples
Fillet fracture test
Butt weld fracture test (nick break)

Chapter 7: Fracture Modes and Welding Defects

Imperfection categories
Hydrogen-induced cold cracking (HICC)
Solidification cracking
Reheat cracking
Lamellar tearing
Weld decay
Solid inclusions
Lack of fusion
Incomplete root penetration
Root concavity
Excessive root penetration
Crater pipe
Root oxidation
Arc strike
Magnetic arc blow

Chapter 8: Codes, Standards and Documentation

Codes and standards
The PED and UK PER
Welding procedure qualifications
Procedure qualification record (PQR)
Welding procedure specification (WPS)
Welder qualifications

Chapter 9: Health and Safety

Health and Safety at Work Act
Electrical safety
Welding/cutting process safety
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Gases and fumes
COSHH and workplace exposure limits (WEL)
Lifting equipment/pressure system requirements
Hand tools and grinding machines
Other precautions before welding starts
Causes of accidents
Tanks and drums

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