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RE: Choice between intermittent and continuous fillet weld in Crane girder( I beam with channel top)

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Can't the channel be "skip-welded" - i.e., perform intermittent welding on the first pass and then fill in the welds in the second pass for an effective continuous weld?
Bill Sherman

From: Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at) [mailto:Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 11:21 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Choice between intermittent and continuous fillet weld in Crane girder( I beam with channel top)


Most of our structures are for exposed heavy industrial applications and therefore most of our crane girder/channel welds are continuous for corrosion concerns.  It should not be that big of a problem.  Since your crane girder may be involve fatigue considerations the continuous weld may be a better option anyway.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.

"Sanjay Verma" <sverma(--nospam--at)>
10/08/2007 09:58 AM
Please respond to seaint
Choice between intermittent and continuous fillet weld  in Crane girder ( I beam with channel top)

Fabricator is insisting in providing intermittent fillet weld in Crane girder (I-beam with channel top).

I have seen continuous weld not a problem contrary to fabricator who is  advocating that continuous weld will leave warped channel surface.

Please advice / share your experience.

Channel web thickness is  .4 inch and recommended continuous weld is ¼.

Best Regards,

Sanjay Kumar Verma,  P.E.


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