Sandeep Anand

I am a Mechanical Engineer with more than ten years of work experience in the field of welding and NDT.

Preparatory Questions (Set – 3)

1. Overlap in welds could be influenced by: Welding process Welding position Poor welding technique All the above 2. In MAG/CO2 welding which parameter gives the greatest control of weld appearance during dip transfer or short-circuiting welding? Wire stick-out length Welder’s convenience Wire feed speed Inductance 3. In X-ray work the quality of the radiographic …

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Preparatory Questions (Set – 2)

1.  Stress relieving is not helpful in which of the following cases? Softening the steel Lowering the peak residual stress Improving resistance to stress corrosion cracking Improving dimensional stability after machining 2.  Stray arcing may be regarded as a serious defect because: It may reduce the thickness dimension of a component It may cause liquation …

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Welding Symbols (Part -1)

Welding symbols are a set of information conveyed by the design department to the welding Engineer and the welding operator. It contains all the necessary information viz. welding position, dimensions and geometry of the weld, details of groove/fillet, welding process etc. A basic weld symbol consists of three parts namely; Arrow Line Reference Line Tail …

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Types of weld joints

The American Welding Society defines a joint as “the manner in which materials fit together.” there are five basic types of weld joints: • Butt joint. • T-joint. • Lap joint. • Corner joint. • Edge joint. 1. Butt joint: Butt joints are end to end joint, in which the parts lie in the same …

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TIG Welding (GTAW) Electrodes

In GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) also known as TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas welding), a non consumable electrode (made up of Tungsten) is used. Tungsten is preferred due to high its high melting point (approximately 3,4100C) and high hardness. Either pure tungsten is used as electrode or it can be alloyed with other elements. …

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Welding Positions

Plate Welding Positions For plate welding we have four different positions namely; Flat position (1G or 1F) Horizontal Position (2G or 2F) Vertical Position (3G or 3F) Overhead Position (4G or 4F) Note: 1. G Designates groove welding (V-groove, J-groove, U-groove etc.)         2. F Designates fillet welds (“T” – Joint, Lap …

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