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Eurocode-EC3 - Seal Welds are required on indoor structures?

Eurocode-EC3 - Seal Welds are required on indoor structures?

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Hi,

Anyone can help me on this? It is required by EUROCODE-EC3 to do seal welds on all fillet welds joints like a weldment of Stiffener/Gusset to main beam?

If I have a drawing by my client showing a weld symbol of fillet weld both sides (but not around the plate) I suppose that what is required is to weld the plates by fillet joint both sides, but a small nonwelded space stay on stiffener, can be interpreted as lack of fusion?

Or in other words, where is required the continuously seal weld, i.e., around the contact perimeter?

Luís Grácio
Mechanical Engineer (Energy Solutions)
Portugal-Setúbal

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