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Tariq
NDT Inspector,
Association sonatrach & British Petroleum & Statoil, Algeria, Joined Jun 2014, 10

Tariq

NDT Inspector,
Association sonatrach & British Petroleum & Statoil,
Algeria,
Joined Jun 2014
10
15:00 Jan-18-2017
The impact of removing excess welding metal

Hello Gents

In order to be able to have Ultrasonic reading of weld thickness over a nozzle, we removed the the Excess weld metal without touching the parent metal to have a straight contact between the UT probe and the weld metal
Question: is this removing of Excess weld metal affect negatively the integrity of equipment being tested or not

Thanks for advice me
Regards

 
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Ed Ginzel
R & D, -
Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998, 1307

Ed Ginzel

R & D, -
Materials Research Institute,
Canada,
Joined Nov 1998
1307
15:24 Jan-18-2017
Re: The impact of removing excess welding metal
In Reply to Tariq at 15:00 Jan-18-2017 (Opening).

Tariq, blending the excess weld cap metal to the parent metal is generally considered an improvement of the situation. Any stress riser effect at the transition is then removed. In some structures you will even find that the engineering drawings "require" removal of excess weld metal when the component is subject to cyclic loading.

 
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John O'Brien
Consultant, -
Chevron ETC , USA, Joined Jan 2000, 281

John O'Brien

Consultant, -
Chevron ETC ,
USA,
Joined Jan 2000
281
02:32 Jan-20-2017
Re: The impact of removing excess welding metal
In Reply to Tariq at 15:00 Jan-18-2017 (Opening).

Reinforcement is not intended to be part of the design thickness and in many codes is supposed to be removed to aide high quality NDE so your removal should not be an issue,

 
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lawrence goldberg
NDT Inspector, NDT Inspector
USA, Joined May 2013, 13

lawrence goldberg

NDT Inspector, NDT Inspector
USA,
Joined May 2013
13
15:21 Jan-23-2017
Re: The impact of removing excess welding metal
In Reply to John O'Brien at 02:32 Jan-20-2017 .

One should look at AWS D1.1 and the usage of both weld toe grinding and weld toe hammer peening lg

 
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Cesar Tovar
NDT Inspector, Quality assurance Representative
Toronto Transit Commission, Mexico, Joined Sep 2014, 7

Cesar Tovar

NDT Inspector, Quality assurance Representative
Toronto Transit Commission,
Mexico,
Joined Sep 2014
7
17:35 Jan-23-2017
Re: The impact of removing excess welding metal
In Reply to Tariq at 15:00 Jan-18-2017 (Opening).

Hi Tariq,

Here Engineering ordered do not touch the Crown in order to "increase" the life for a structure under cyclic load....the main issua is lack of penetration and lack of fusión at the root...and the results shows that the structure will have 30 years guaranty ...

 
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