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RE: Shop Splices of Steel Beams

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It can be acceptable, if it is just a gravity load carrying beam, and it is
tested.  I would request testing by an AWS certified tester using Ultrasonic
Testing.

Regards,
Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jim Kestner [SMTP:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com]
> Sent:	Monday, February 14, 2000 11:35 AM
> To:	SEAINT
> Subject:	Shop Splices of Steel Beams
> 
> If a full penetration welded connection is provided in a beam and there
> are no fatigue considerations, is this an acceptable condition to allow?
> Should I required that the splice be tested? By what method?
> 
> 
> Jim Kestner
> Green Bay, Wi
> 
>