Welding Standards

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    Australian / New Zealand (AS/NZS) Standards

    Standards Australia is the body responsible for the development, maintenance and publication of Australian Standards. The following is a partial list specific to welding:

    Standard Number Description
    AS/NZS 1554.1 Structural steel welding – Welding of steel structures
    AS/NZS 1554.2 Structural steel welding – Stud welding (steel studs to steel)
    AS/NZS 1554.3 Structural steel welding – Welding of reinforcing steel
    AS/NZS 1554.7 Structural steel welding – Welding of sheet steel structures
    AS/NZS 3992 Pressure equipment – Welding and brazing qualification
    AS/NZS 4855 Welding consumables – Covered electrodes for manual metal arc welding

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Codes

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) covers all aspects of design and manufacture of boilers and pressure vessels. All sections contain welding specifications, however most relevant information is contained in the following:

    Code Description
    AS/NZS 3992 Pressure equipment – Welding and brazing qualification
    ASME BPVC Section I Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
    ASME BPVC Section II Part C: Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals.[1]
    ASME BPVC Section III Rules for Constructions of Nuclear Facility Components-Subsection NCA-General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2
    ASME BPVC Section IV Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
    ASME BPVC Section V Nondestructive Examination
    ASME BPVC Section VIII Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels Division 1 and Division 2
    ASME BPVC Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications
    ASME B16.25 Buttwelding ends
    ASME B31.1 Power Piping
    ASME B31.3 Process Piping

    American Welding Society (AWS) Standards

    The American Welding Society (AWS) publishes over 240 AWS-developed codes, recommended practices and guides which are written in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) practices.[2] The following is a partial list of the more common publications:

    Standard Number Title
    AWS A2.4 Standard symbols for welding, brazing, and non-destructive examination
    AWS A3.0 Standard welding terms and definitions
    AWS A5.1 Specification for carbon steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding
    AWS A5.18 Specification for carbon steel electrodes and rods for gas shielded arc welding
    AWS B1.10 Guide for the non destructive examination of welds
    AWS B2.1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification
    AWS D1.1 Structural welding (steel)
    AWS D1.3 Structural welding (sheet steel)
    AWS D1.4 Structural welding (reinforcing steel)
    AWS D1.5 Bridge welding
    AWS D1.6 Structural welding (stainless steel)
    AWS D1.7 Structural welding (strengthening and repair)
    AWS D10.11 Root pass welding for pipe
    AWS D10.12 Pipe welding (mild steel)
    AWS D10.18 Pipe welding (stainless steel)
    AWS D16.4 Robotic arc welder operator qualification
    AWS D17.1 Aerospace fusion welding
    AWS D17.2 Aerospace resistance welding
    AWS D18.1 Hygienic tube welding (stainless steel)
    AWS D18.2 Stainless steel tube discoloration guide
    AWS D18.3 Hygienic equipment welding

    British Standards (BS)

    British Standards are developed, maintained and published by BSI Standards which is UK’s National Standards Body.[6] The following is a partial list of standards specific to welding:

    Standard Number Description
    BS 499-1 Welding terms and symbols. Glossary for welding, brazing and thermal cutting
    BS 499-2C Welding terms and symbols. European arc welding symbols in chart form
    BS 2633 Specification for Class I arc welding of ferritic steel pipework for carrying fluids
    BS 2971 Secification for class II arc welding of carbon steel pipework for carrying fluids
    BS 4515-1 Specification for welding of steel pipelines on land and offshore – Part 1: Carbon and carbon manganese steel pipelines
    BS 4515-2 Specification for welding of steel pipelines on land and offshore. Duplex stainless steel pipelines

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed over 18500 standards and over 1100 new standards are published every year.[7] The following is a partial list of the standards specific to welding:

    Standard Number Description
    ISO 2553 Welded, brazed and soldered joints – symbolic representation on drawings (1992)
    ISO 2560 Welding consumables. Covered electrodes for manual metal arc welding of non-alloy and fine grain steels. Classification
    ISO 3580 Covered electrodes for manual arc welding of creep-resisting steels – Code of symbols for identification
    ISO 3581 Covered electrodes for manual arc welding of stainless and other similar high alloy steels – Code of symbols for identification
    ISO 3834 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials, five parts.
    ISO 6947 Welds. Working positions. Definitions of angles of slope and rotation
    ISO 9606 Qualification test of welders — Fusion welding, parts 1 to 5
    ISO 13847 Petroleum and natural gas industries – Pipeline transportation systems – Welding of pipelines
    ISO 13916 Welding – Guidance on the measurement of preheating temperature, interpass temperature and preheat maintenance temperature
    ISO 13918 Welding – Studs and ceramic ferrules for arc stud welding

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