To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Welding specification
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 01 14:30:19 -0500
>I'm looking for typical welding specifications that
>should be found in structural plans. Is there any link
>or online resources?
You might want to be real, real careful with this.
First, your fabricator probably has his own ideas, based on his own
facility and experience, on how to make the welds. You're letting
yourself in for a lot of hassle if you start going around with a
fabricator in an area where he knows the language. If you know exactly
what's needed, put it down. If you don't, then get help.
Second welding specifications are very detailed, involving weld sizes, QA
requirements, processes and procedures and consumables. Too many
variables for anything to be typical.
Third, don't try to go generic on welding specs. Anything you leave
unsaid is a perfect Murphy's Law target. Specify what you expect to have
when the welding is finished in terms of the proof you need that you've
got it. If you don't know how to do this find a welding engineer with
shop experience who does.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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