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AWS B2.1-1-201

1996 Edition, 1996

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Standard Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) for Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Carbon Steel (M-1/P-1/S-1, Group 1 or 2), 1/8 Through 3/4 Inch Thick, E6010 (Vertical Uphill) Followed by E7018 (Vertical Uphill), As-Welded Condition, Primarily Pipe Applications

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2007

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1996 Edition, 1996
  • Published Date: January 2007
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Welding Society, Inc. (AWS)
  • Page Count: 23
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

The data to support this Standard Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) have been derived from the above listed Procedure Qualification Records (PQRs) which were reviewed and validated under the auspices of the Welding Research Council. This Standard WPS is not valid using conditions and variables outside the ranges listed. The American Welding Society considers that this Standard WPS presents information for producing an acceptable weld using the conditions and variables listed. The user needs a significant knowledge of welding and accepts full responsibility for the performance of the weld and for providing the engineering capability, qualified personnel, and proper equipment to implement this Standard WPS.


This standard contains the essential welding variables for carbon steel in the thickness range of 1/8 through 3/4 inch, using manual shielded metal arc welding with E6010 (vertical uphill) followed by E7018 (vertical uphill). It cites the base metals and operating conditions necessary to make the weldment, the filler metal specifications, and the allowable joint designs for fillet and groove welds. This WPS was developed primarily for pipe applications.

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