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Army Corps of Engineers has a whole section for weld testing in their
specifications.  I don't know where to find it, however.  You won't
want to use the whole thing, either, but it might provide a worst-case
scenario for you to examine.


--- Ken Peoples <lvtakp(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
> I would like to know what to specify for
> inspecting/testing welds for an industrial building
> project.  I have an older copy of Masterspec that says
> that AISC and AWS do not make any specific
> recommendations regarding the frequency of inspection
> or method of testing for welded connections.  Does
> anyone know if this is still the case.  Is there any
> kind of rules of thumb out there?  Someone told me to
> do the following:
> 1. visually inspect all welds
> 2. magnetic particle inspection of about 10% of field
> applied fillet welds (do more testing if problems are
> found)
> 3. ultrasonic inspection of all full penetration field
> welds. (is this excessive?)
> Does this make sense?  Is this too much or too little?
>  Shouldn't there be some testing of shop full pen
> welds too?
> As always, thanks in advance for your help
> Ken Peoples, P. E.
> Lehigh Valley Technical Associates
> Northampton, PA
> lvta(--nospam--at)fast.net
> 
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