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Advance welding procedures and inspections across industries
The American Welding Society (AWS) authors over 350 standards for welding practices and procedures for construction and aerospace covering structural steel, sheet steel and aluminum. This includes the D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel, one of the most referenced codes in the world. The collection also contains welding inspector certification guidelines. Using AWS standards, you can:

  • Assure safety
  • Improve quality
  • Remain compliant

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    One of the best ways to advance your welding career is by earning a specialized certification. This opens up opportunities for more money, leadership roles and higher-level career challenges.

    The American Welding Society (AWS) publishes over 240 AWS-developed codes, recommended practices and guides which are written in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) practices.[2] The following is a partial list of the more common publications:

    AWS D1.1 This code contains the requirements for fabricating and erecting welded steel structures. This code applies to steels with a thickness of 1/8 inch (3.2mm) or more. When this code is specified in a contract, most of the provisions are mandatory. Optional provisions and examples are shown in an annex included within this code.

    AWS D1.2 This is the Structural Welding Code-Aluminum. The welding requirements are applicable to any type of welded aluminum alloy structure. This code is appropriate for use in fabrication of supporting structures and appurtenances. It is not intended to supplant codes developed for use in specialized fabrication such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, aerospace codes, or military codes.

    AWS D1.3 This is the Structural Welding Code-Sheet Steel. This code covers the arc welding of structural steel sheet/strip steels including cold formed members which are equal to or less than 3/16 inch (.188 in./4.8mm) in nominal thickness. Three weld types unique to sheet steel, arc spot, arc seam, and arc plug welds are included in this code.

    AWS D1.4 This is the Structural Welding Code-Reinforcing Steel. This code shall apply to the welding of reinforcing steel to reinforcing steel and of reinforcing steel to carbon or low-alloy structural steel. This code shall be used in conjunction with the prescribed general building code specifications and is applicable to all welding of reinforcing steel using the processes listed in Section 1.4, and performed as a part of reinforced concrete construction. When reinforcing steel is welded to structural steel, the provisions of AWS D1.1 shall apply to the structural steel component.

    AWS D1.5 This is the Bridge Welding Code. This code covers welding fabrication requirements applicable to welded highway bridges. It is to be used in conjunction with the AASHTO Standard Specification for Highway Bridges or the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. This code is not intended to be used for the following: steels with a minimum specified yield strength greater than 690 MPa (100ksi), pressure vessels or pressure piping, base metals other than carbon or low alloy steels, or structures composed of structural tubing.

    AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code-Stainless Steel. This code covers welding requirements applicable to stainless steel weldments subject to design stress. It shall be used in conjunction with any complementary code or specification for the design or construction of stainless steel weldments.

    AWS D3.5-93R Guide for Steel Hull Welding. This guide is referenced in many contract specifications for building vessels from barges to tugboats.

    AWS D3.6M Specification for Under-Water Welding.

    AWS D3.7 Guide for Aluminum Hull Welding. Similar to the Steel Hull Welding Guide, but with a special emphasis on the unique properties of aluminum.

    AWS D8.8-97 Specification for Automotive and Light Truck Weld Quality: Arc Welding.

    AWS D14.1 Specification for Welding Earth Moving and Construction Equipment. Applies to all structural welds used in the manufacture of earthmoving and construction equipment. This specification reflects the welding practices employed by manufacturers within the industry and incorporates various methods which have been proven successful by individual manufacturers.

    AWS D14.5 Specification for Welding Presses and Press Components. The purpose of this specification is to establish minimum acceptable requirements for weld joint design and the fabrication by welding of presses and press components, and is not intended to apply to material feed mechanisms and tooling. It shall also apply to the modification or repair by welding of new or existing presses or press components.