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Hi Mike,


usually you should not have problems with a onsite- welding, if you have a qualified welder (based on international standards) and a qualified welding inspector, who knows, how much of the welding he has to inspect and how he has to inspect (VT/MT/PT/UT or maybe also RT on a test welding). There are adequate methods to avoid spark flying (if there is wood around) and to avoid air influence on the welding. Maybe the contractor also has a welding engineer, welding technician or welding specialist, then it is the responsibility of them to choose these things and to insure a welding which meets the demands.


Best Regards


Alfred Müller



Karlsruhe, Germany


Von: Mike Hokama [mailto:m_hokama(--nospam--at)]
Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Januar 2008 19:22
An: seaint(--nospam--at)
Betreff: Splicing of steel beam.


I am working on a project where they are trying to install a new steel wide flange beam approximately 55' long inside of an existing restaurant and the contractor is asking about whether it is possible to bring the beam inside the building in sections and then welding it together. Is there any problem with doing that provided the welds are full penetration?


Thanks in advance for any insight,


Mike H