Welding and Weld Inspection by Steven E. Hughes

welding and weld inspection

Welding and Weld Inspection is a comprehensive guide for welding and welding inspection. The handbook is authored by Steven E. Hughes. It is a good reference book for peoples involved in the plant inspection discipline. The manual explains various easy to understand PCN (Personal Certification Number) and elaborates the CSWIP (Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel). The book is a stunning guide for the person having welding and non-welding background.

Welding and Weld Inspection by Steven E. Hughes

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 – Abbreviations, Terminology and Welding Symbols

  • Abbreviations
  • Common terms
  • Joint terminology
  • Weld terminology
  • Drawing rules and weld symbols

Chapter 2 – Duties of a Welding Inspector

  • Before welding
  • During welding
  • After welding
  • Repairs

Chapter 3 – Analysis of a Fusion Weld

  • Components of a welded joint
  • What makes a good fusion weld?
  • Weld joint: preparation methods
  • Weld joint: shape
  • Residual stress and distortion
  • Minimizing stresses and distortion

Chapter 4 – Materials and Their Weldability

  • Carbon equivalency
  • Classification of steels
  • Alloying elements
  • Material properties
  • Heat treatment of steels

Chapter 5 – Welding Processes

  • Manual metal arc (MMA)/shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) 49
  • Metal inert gas (MIG)/metal active gas (MAG)/ gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAM)
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG)/gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Submerged arc welding (SAW)

Chapter 6 – Non-destructive and Destructive Testing

  • Liquid penetrant testing (PT)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT)
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
  • Radiographic testing (RT)
  • Tension tests
  • Bend tests
  • Charpy tests
  • Hardness testing
  • Macro samples
  • Micro samples
  • Fillet fracture test
  • Butt-weld fracture test (nick break)

Chapter 7 – Fracture Modes and Welding Defects

  • Imperfection categories
  • Hydrogen-induced cold cracking (HICC)
  • Solidification cracking
  • Reheat cracking
  • Lamellar tearing
  • Weld decay
  • Porosity
  • Solid inclusions
  • Lack of fusion
  • Incomplete root penetration
  • Root concavity
  • Excessive root penetration
  • Overlap
  • Underfill
  • Undercut
  • Crater pipe
  • Burn-through
  • Root oxidation
  • Arc strike
  • Spatter
  • Magnetic arc blow

Chapter 8 – Codes, Standards, and Documentation

  • Codes and standards
  • The PED and UK PER
  • Welding procedure qualifications
  • Procedure qualification record (PQR)
  • Welding procedure specification (WPS)
  • Welder qualifications

Chapter 9 – Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Electrical safety
  • Welding/cutting process safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Gases and fumes
  • COSHH and workplace exposure limits (WEL) Lifting equipment/pressure system requirements
  • Hand tools and grinding machines
  • Other precautions before welding starts
  • Causes of accidents
  • Permit-to-work
  • Tanks and drums

Thus, Welding and Weld Inspection is a quick guide to welding and weld inspection.

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