We provide NDE services to several clients, we have one that quoting a new boiler install , the owner provided a list of welds to be x-rayed which includes 815 socket welds sizes 1/2-1.5" , I have done this is the past to check for pull-back , socket welds are fillet welds ,we usually dye pen. these, we have done several boiler projects and always dye pen'd sockets , I don't have a B 31.1 code handy , does B3.1 require RT on socket welds . we will do whatever the owner wants but if its not required I like to be able to show that and save them some $.
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