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2.18.2 in D1.1 2015

2.18.2 in D1.1 2015

2.18.2 in D1.1 2015

I had a disagreement regarding 2.18.1 with my boss and im looking for clarification. I was saying that 2.18.2 is prohibiting flat position bevel grooves when a v groove can be made. Hes saying it say you can if you qualify it. He says it says so in 2.18.1, but 2.18.1 is talking about two completely different things. I told him that 2.18.1, 2, 3 and 2.18.4 are all stand alone statements under 2.18 prohibited joints and welds and one does not apply to the other. Is there something I'm missing here?

RE: 2.18.2 in D1.1 2015

You are correct, with the caveat being that "practicable" can be very broad-reaching. Welder access, weld volume/distortion, etc. can all make a V/U-groove "impracticable" by the Engineer's discretion.

RE: 2.18.2 in D1.1 2015

Again, the clauses cited are in reference to cyclic loading only. Those details may be used when subjected to static loads without restriction.

Best regards - Al

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