Members of WeldCanada.com also have access to hands-on welding documents, like highlights of the CSA, AWS and Pressure Vessel welding codes, complete codes' rules with full guidance, and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS for the CSA code) for several welding processes, in downloadable PDF format.
By using the WeldCanada.com welding software, you gain an insight for the following codes:
AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel
AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code-Aluminum
AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code-Sheet Steel
AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code-Stainless Steel
AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding Code
AWS D17.1 Specification for Fusion Welding Aerospace Applications
AASHTO/AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
CSA W59 Welded Steel Construction-Metal Arc Welding
CSA W59.2 Welded Aluminum Construction
CSA W47.1 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel
CSA W47.2 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum
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WeldCanada.com Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS for the CSA code) have welding techniques with references to the Clauses of welding codes, for welding of steels and stainless steels, for several welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, MCAW, FCAW, SAW). Please note that based on requirements of the CSA welding standard, a WPS must be associated with the WPDS for each material groups and welding process.
Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS for the CSA code) are hands-on welding documents, that prepared by the code experts, for the CSA W59/CSA W47.1 Standards, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.3 and AWS D1.6 welding codes.
To view a sample document, for welding of stainless steels with the AWS D1.6, click here
Summery of contents on Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS for the CSA code):
-Scope based on structural welding codes for each of the major arc welding processes
-Base metal groups, conform to each welding code, as well as industry information, like types of stainless steel, all fact about stainless steel, etc.
-Mode of welding process application: manual welding, semi-automatic welding, machine welding or automatic welding
-Filler metal, welding electrode, welding rod and welding wire that are most in use for each welding process, variables that affect electrode selection
-Storage and conditioning of filler metal, welding electrode, welding rod and welding wire
-Types of welding procedure data sheet, prequalified welding procedure data sheet (pWPDS) or non-prequalified welding procedure data sheet (WPDS)
-Code limitation of variables for prequalified welding procedure data sheet (pWPDS)
-Shielding gas selection for gas arc welding, based on metal transfer methods (short circuit, spray or globular mode of transfer)
-Flux types, an active flux versus neutral flux for submerged arc welding
-Welding positions as recommended by codes for various weld joint, and weld types like butt weld or fillet weld
-Electrical characteristics of arc welding, ac or dc welding, effect of electricity on the arc welding process, electrical variables
-Minimum preheat and interpass temperature for welding
-Heat treatment and stress relieving after welding
-Preparation of base material prior to welding
-Welding techniques for each process for fillet weld and butt weld or welding groove, stringer bead or weaving bead, torch angle, forehand or backhand method (push or pull method), whipping technique, ways on how to minimize the possibility of cracking, methods for starting and extinguishing the arc, electrode orientation, etc.
-Quality of welds, acceptable and unacceptable weld profiles for fillet weld or butt weld after welding, inspection criteria as per requirements of each code.
-Weld metal cleaning, method for removing slag during and after welding
-Welding symbols, welding safety and more
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