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Welding of stainless steel pipes

Welding of stainless steel pipes

Welding of stainless steel pipes

Hi All
Have a question and sorry if it is irritant - is it mandatory to do 100% radiography test of welds for
stainless steel pipes (e.g. joint of two pipes or pipe and flange), and why?

Thank you

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

This should be defined in the standards or the tech specs.

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

Or the code of construction that you are fabricating the stainless pipes to.

The devil is in the details; she also wears prada.

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

The answer is no, it is unlikely that 100% radiography is mandatory. It is POSSIBLE that somebody has required this though, as a result of relying on 100% joint efficiency in a calculation, or because of the nature of the service.

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

In general it is not mandatory in most ASME Piping Codes but is for specific applications like severe cyclic service under ASME B31.3. I think in your case, as stated by moltenmetal, that your contract specification requires it.

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

Dear saraycad,

If it is in the client's spec, you need to carry it out. This is not as per any piping code.

I give you an example for better understanding. Suppose CS piping is upgraded to SS and the service is rich amine. Well, the client removes PWHT however retaining the RT.


Kolkata, India

RE: Welding of stainless steel pipes

Thank you guys, appreciate your effort.
Got a main picture - it is stated in Contract - must be 100%.
Best regards

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