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PWL#102B - Resources on weld failures prevention, Failure Analysis,Welding Fatigue Failures investig
February 15, 2012
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Mid Month Bulletin No.70
15 February 2012

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...

Mid February Bulletin

15 February 2012 - Resources on Weld Failures Prevention - Bulletin 70

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The point is made that Failures represent an excellent occasion to learn how to prevent them in the future, if a thorough investigation is initiated to determine the root causes of the accident.

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.

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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

Fatigue Failures

Welding Failures Investigations
Click on PWL#066.

Understanding Hydrogen Failures

Plastic Welding: Failures of Plastic Welding Joints

The Role of a Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) on Mechanical Properties
in Thermally Welded Low Density Polyethylene Blown Film
(41 pages)

Investigating Material and Component Failure (30 pages)

GE Water & Process Technologies
Chapter 14: Boiler System Failures


Study Looks at Failure Prevention of Small-Bore Piping Connections
Power Online.

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
Applied US1.

Fatigue Strength of a Longitudinal Attachment
Improved by Ultrasonic Impact Treatment
(12 pages)
Applied US2.

Joint Failures - Pipe And Fitting Related

Common Weld Defects in Thermal Power Plants
(Presentation - 20 frames)
Author Stream.

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
in a High Pressure Steam Venturi

Top 10 Things to Teach Novice Welders
Note: The original link to "Miller Welds" is now invalid: to reach the article search
or contact millerwelds

Trouble Shooting for Aluminum Welding

Preventing Weld Corrosion (Download) (4 pages)
ASM International 1.
You may have to type the title "Preventing Weld Corrosion" in the Search Box appearing on top of page and GO. Then Click on the first item of Results, and download.

Failures Related to Welding (Published: 2002) (36 pages)
From: ASM Handbook Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention.
[Can be purchased online, for $30 (Members $24)]
see detailed review at ASM Store:
ASM International 2

ASM 06593G: Weld Integrity and Performance (Book for sale)

Welding and Postweld Heat Treatment of P91 Steels (4 pages)

Applications of Local Post Weld Heat Treatment in Manufacturing Oil Field Equipment
(Commercial Company presentation, 34 slides)

Creep Failure Characteristics in P23/P91 Dissimilar Welds(6 pages)

Investigation of a Modified 9Cr-1Mo (P91) Pipe Failure
(11 pages)(Download from...)

Post Weld Heat Treatment of Welded Structures (10 pages)

Practical Means for Collapse Prevention (Presentation - 86 slides)


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