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AWS: American Welding Society

AWS, the American Welding Society, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards that apply to welding and related joining disciplines. Headquartered in Miami, United States, AWS standards are spread by its over 65,000 worldwide members, a significant portion of which are located within the United States. AWS is heavily involved in educational initiatives, with many conferences around the world, student scholarships and a wide variety of courses. AWS also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAGs (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TCs 44 and 167 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee) and to many of the subcommittees for ISO/TC 44.

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AWS A2.4:2012

Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination

Presents a system for indicating welding, brazing, and nondestructive examination requirements. The system includes provisions for the graphical representation of welds, brazes, and nondestructive examination methods with conventions for specifying, at aminimum, the location and extent of their application. Optional elements and supplementary symbols provide a means for specifying additional requirements.


AWS D17.1/D17.1M:2017

Specification for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications

This specification provides the general welding requirements for welding aircraft and space hardware. It includes but is not limited to the fusion welding of aluminum-based, nickel-based, iron-based, cobalt-based, magnesium-based, and titanium-based alloys using electric arc and high energy beam processes. There are requirements for welding design, personnel and procedure qualification, inspection, and acceptance criteria for aerospace, support, and non-flight hardware. Additional requirements cover repair welding of existing hardware.


AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015

Structural Welding Code -Steel

This code covers the welding requirements for any type of welded structure made from the commonly used carbon and low-alloy constructional steels. Clauses 1 through 9 constitute a body of rules for the regulation of welding in steel construction. There are nine normative and eleven informative annexes in this code. A Commentary of the code is included with the document


AWS D14.1-D14.1M-2005

AWS D14.1/D14.1M:2005 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING OF INDUSTRIAL AND MILL CRANES AND OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Requirements are presented for the design and fabrication of constructional steel weldments that are used in industrial and mill cranes. lifting devices and other material handling equipment. Requirements are also included for modification. weld repair. and postweld treatments of new and existing weldments. Filler metal and welding procedure guidelines are recommended for the applicable base metals. which are limited to carbon and low-alloy steels. Allowable unit stresses are provided for weld metal and base metal for various cyclically loaded joint designs.


AWS D17.1/D17.1M:2017-AMD1

Specification for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications

This specification provides the general welding requirements for welding aircraft and space hardware. It includes but is not limited to the fusion welding of aluminum-based, nickel-based, iron-based, cobalt-based, magnesium-based, and titanium-based alloys using electric arc and high energy beam processes. There are requirements for welding design, personnel and procedure qualification, inspection, and acceptance criteria for aerospace, support, and non-flight hardware. Additional requirements cover repair welding of existing hardware.


AWS D1.2/D1.2M:2014

Structural Welding Code - Aluminum

This code covers the welding requirements for any type structure made from aluminum structural alloys, except for aluminum pressure vessels and pressure piping. Clauses 1 through 8 constitute a body of rules for the regulation of welding in aluminum construction. A commentary on the code is also included with the document.


AWS D14.6/D14.6M:2012

Specification for Welding of Rotating Elements of Equipment

This specification establishes minimum acceptable requirements for weld joint detail and fabrication by welding of rotating elements in new equipment. This specification also applies to the modification or repair by welding of rotating elements in existing equipment. Equipment types covered by this specification include, but are not limited to: crushers, fans, impellers, centrifugal impellers, kilns, pulpers, gears, sheaves, drive trains, crankshafts, flywheels, power transmission shafts, air moving devices, blowers, and rotating elements of hydro electric generating equipment. The intent of this specification is not to include steam or combustion turbine rotors, blading, or camshafts. This specification also applies to such products and procedures that are agreed to by the Manufacturer, Fabricator, or Repair Organization and the Owner. Requirements contained herein are not intended to nullify or void the requirements of any law or governmental agency regulation or other codes applied to components. Additional requirements may be invoked by contract documents. The specification establishes the minimum acceptable practice at the time of its publication. It is not intended to restrict new developments or in any way to inhibit advances in the art and science of welding. This specification is intended to promote the following:(1) High quality construction and repair of welded rotating elements of equipment;(2) Adequate initial and sustained performance of welded rotating elements of equipment;(3) Personnel safety;(4) Clear, concise fabrication practices that will be readily understood by the Manufacturer, Fabricator, or Repair Organization, Fabricator, Owner, and user; and(5) Conservation of human and material resources in the fabrication of welded rotating elements of equipment. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). These measurements may not be exact equivalents; therefore each system must be used independently of the other without combining in any way. The specification with the designation D14.6 uses U.S. Customary Units. The specification D14.6M uses SI Units. The latter are shown in appropriate columns in tables or within brackets ([ ]) when used in the text. Safety and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard, and therefore are not fully addressed herein. Safety and health information is available from other sources, including, but not limited to ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, and applicable federal and state regulations.


AWS A5.9/A5.9M:2017 (ISO 14343:2009 MOD)

Welding Consumables-wire Electrodes, Strip Electrodes, Wires, and Rods for Arc Welding of Stainless and Hear Resisting Steels - Classification

This specification prescribes requirements for the classification of bare stainless steel wire, strip, composite metal cored, and stranded welding electrodes and rods for gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, submerged arc, and other fusion welding processes. The chromium content of these filler metals is not less than 10.5 percent and the iron content exceeds that of any other element. For purposes of classification, the iron content shall be derived as the balance element when all other elements are considered to be at their minimum specified values.


AWS D17.2:2013

Specification for Resistance Welding for Aerospace Applications

This specification provides the general resistance welding requirements for aerospace hardware. It includes, but is not limited to, resistance spot and resistance seam welding of aluminum, magnesium, iron, nickel, cobalt, and titanium based alloys. There are requirements for machine and procedure qualification, production witness samples, and inspection and acceptance criteria for aerospace hardware.


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