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8th Edition, 2016

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Standard Methods for Mechanical Testing of Welds



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Referenced Items:

ANSI B46.1
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 8th Edition, 2016
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Welding Society, Inc. (AWS)
  • Page Count: 184
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This specification establishes standard methods for mechanical testing of welds. The significance of each test, test apparatus, preparation of the test specimens, and the test procedure are described. Example test results sheets are provided.

It is beyond the scope of this document to define the required mechanical properties or acceptance criteria for the weld metal.

This standard makes sole use of U.S. Customary Units. Approximate mathematical equivalents in the International System of Units (SI) are provided for comparison in parentheses or in appropriate columns in tables and figures.

Safety and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard and therefore are not addressed herein.

Safety and health information is available from the following sources:

American Welding Society:

(1) ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

(2) AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets

(3) Other safety and health information on the AWS website

Material or Equipment Manufacturers:

(1) Safety Data Sheets supplied by materials manufacturers

(2) Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers Applicable Regulatory Agencies

Work performed in accordance with this standard may involve the use of materials that have been deemed hazardous, and may involve operations or equipment that may cause injury or death. This standard does not purport to address all safety and health risks that may be encountered. The user of this standard should establish an appropriate safety program to address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
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