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Yes, the guidelines, or rule of thumbs if you like, apply to existing structures.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 7:13 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Investigating Welds

Dennis is talking about an existing structure, FWIW.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

-----Original Message-----
From: Boh Jaw Woei [mailto:boh.jaw.woei(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 7:45 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: Investigating Welds

we normally specify 100% of all butt welds to be tested. For fillet welds, i bet 5% would suffice. Both of the x-ray and MPT  tests are acceptable in my company, but normally the contractor would prefer the MPT.......