welding of stainless steels

Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods is a unique handbook on various methods of joining stainless steels. The book is produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute. The reference book explains comprehensive guidelines for manufacturing and design engineers. It consists of a topic like preheating of welding, corrosion resistance preservation, types of stainless steels, conversion of steels, welding joint procedures, cleaning welding spatter and flux, and cleaning after soldering.

Besides this, the manual reveals how the engineers can control welding and finished products in a better way. Furthermore, you can find details on the ancillary joining methods, soldering and brazing, etc. The book is also beneficial in many ways for people working in manufacturing and designing activities.

Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods

The following is all about the contents of the handbook.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

  • Stainless Steels Alloys

2. Stainless Steel Welding Characteristics

3. Austenitic Stainless Steels

i) Preservation of Corrosion Resistance

  • Carbide Precipitation
  • Stress-Corrosion Cracking

ii) Welding Preheating

4. Martensitic Stainless Steels

  • Welding Preheating

5. Ferritic Stainless Steels

  • Preservation of Corrosion Resistance
  • Welding Preheating

6. Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steels

7. Weld Rod Selection

  • Austenitic Stainless Steels
  • Martensitic Stainless Steels
  • Ferritic Stainless Steels
  • Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steels

8. Welding Processes for Stainless Steels

9. Welding Dissimilar Metals

  • Austenitic Stainless Steels to Low Carbon Steels
  • Procedures for Welding Transition Joints
  • Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steels to Carbon or Low-Alloy Steels

10. Use of Chill Bars

11. Joint Design

  • Preparation

12. Post/Weld Cleaning and Finishing

  • Weld Spatter
  • Flux Removal
  • Finishing Welds

13. Soft Soldering

  • Proper Cleaning A Must
  • Selection of The Proper Flux
  • Selection of The Proper Solder
  • Cleaning After Soldering

14. Brazing

Thus, Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods is a stunning handbook on different methods of joining stainless steel for designers and manufacturing engineers. The book states various aspects pertaining to stainless steel.

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2 thoughts on “Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods”

  1. Nuclear piping systems use a lot of stainless steel and most of it is TIG welded. Or at least the root pass is tig welded. Most of the stainless piping is basic 304L stainless but other grades like 316 are used also. Tig root passes with stick fill is pretty common with heavy wall pipe but anything under schedule 80 is usually just Tig welded all the way out because x-ray results are better that way. Stick welding is kind of hard with stainless.

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