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PWL#102B - Resources on weld failures prevention, Failure Analysis,Welding Fatigue Failures investig
February 15, 2012
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PWL#102B - Resources on weld failures, weld failures prevention, Failure Analysis, fatigue failures, Welding Failures investigations, hydrogen failures, plastic joint failures, Role of HAZ, Material and Component Failures, Boiler System Failures, Fractographic-examination, Weld Cracking, Failures of Dissimilar Metal Welds, Preventing Weld Corrosion, Post Weld Heat Treatment, Collapse Prevention and much more...
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A page of the website was dedicated to this subject.
Hereafter are collected various resources available online, and a few more that can be purchased, to address the problems from different points of view and to show practical instances where the knowledge gained helped improve the state of the art.
It would be a pity to dismiss the opportunity to learn and to gain invaluable insight for future applications, only because the failed element must be repaired or substituted in the least possible time.
I would like to urge readers having first hand experience of such occurrences, where their investigations provided information useful to avoid future accidents, to send a short note on the lesson that was learned, for the benefit of all readers.
The addresses reported hereafter were live and correct at the time of their publication. There is no guarantee that they will always be so, because they are administered by the sources themselves and are under their control.
Note: References to articles or other documents are given here in one of two forms. If the links are "live" (usually underlined or otherwise highlighted) they are operated with a click of the mouse.
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Fact Sheet: Material/Weld Failures
How to prevent weld failure
An Introduction to Failure Analysis for Metallurgical Engineer
Advanced Thinking to Revolutionise Welding
Welding Failures Investigations
Understanding Hydrogen Failures
Plastic Welding: Failures of Plastic Welding Joints
The Role of a Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) on Mechanical Properties
Investigating Material and Component Failure (30 pages)
GE Water & Process Technologies
Study Looks at Failure Prevention of Small-Bore Piping Connections
Welding Data: Visual Inspection and Corrections
Update: Benchmarking Boiler Tube Failures (5 pages)
Failure of Spot Welds under In-plane Static Loading (7 pages)
Fractographic-examination for the analysis of mechanical failures
Purging for Pipe Welds - On Corrosion-Resistant Metals.
Preventing Fatigue Failure with Ultrasonic Impact Treatment
Fatigue Strength of a Longitudinal Attachment
Joint Failures - Pipe And Fitting Related
Common Weld Defects in Thermal Power Plants
Weld defects and quality control (17 pages)
Analysis of Gas Pipeline Failure (4 pages)
Failure Avoidance in Welded Fabrication
Weld Cracking (5 pages)
The Challenge of Welding Jumbo Shapes (12 pages)
Catastrophic Failure of a Dissimilar Metal Weld
Top 10 Things to Teach Novice Welders
Trouble Shooting for Aluminum Welding
Preventing Weld Corrosion (Download) (4 pages)
Failures Related to Welding (Published: 2002) (36 pages)
ASM 06593G: Weld Integrity and Performance (Book for sale)
Welding and Postweld Heat Treatment of P91 Steels (4
Applications of Local Post Weld Heat Treatment in Manufacturing Oil Field Equipment
Creep Failure Characteristics in P23/P91 Dissimilar Welds(6 pages)
Investigation of a Modified 9Cr-1Mo (P91) Pipe Failure
Post Weld Heat Treatment of Welded Structures (10 pages)
Practical Means for Collapse Prevention (Presentation - 86 slides)
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