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List of welding codes

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Codes


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) covers
all aspects of design and manufacture of boilers and pressure vessels. All sections contain welding
specifications, however most relevant information is contained in the following:
Code
ASME BPVC Section II
ASME BPVC Section V
ASME BPVC Section IX
ASME B16.25

Description
Part C: Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals.[1]
Nondestructive Examination
Welding and Brazing Qualifications
Buttwelding ends
magi

American Welding Society (AWS) Standards


The American Welding Society (AWS) publishes over 240 AWS-developed codes, recommended
practices and guides which are written in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
practices.[2] The following is a partial list of the more common publications:
Standard Number
AWS A02.4
AWS A03.0
AWS A05.1
AWS A05.18
AWS B01.10
AWS B02.1
AWS D01.1
AWS D01.2
AWS D01.3
AWS D01.4
AWS D01.5
AWS D01.6
AWS D01.7
AWS D01.8
AWS D01.9
AWS D08.1
AWS D08.6
AWS D08.7
AWS D08.8
AWS D08.9
AWS D08.14
AWS D09.1
AWS D10.10

Title
Standard symbols for welding, brazing, and non-destructive examination
Standard welding terms and definitions
Specification for carbon steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding
Specification for carbon steel electrodes and rots for gas shielded arc welding
Guide for the nondestructive examination of welds
Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification
Structural welding (steel)
Structural welding (aluminum)
Structural welding (sheet steel)
Structural welding (reinforcing steel)
Bridge welding
Structural welding (stainless steel)
Structural welding (strengthening and repair)
Structural welding seismic supplement
Structural welding (titanium)
Automotive spot welding
Automotive spot welding electrodes supplement
Automotive spot welding recommendations supplement
Automotive arc welding (steel)
Automotive spot weld testing
Automotive arc welding (aluminum)
Sheet metal welding
Heating practices for pipe and tube

Standard Number
Title
AWS D10.11
Root pass welding for pipe
AWS D10.12
Pipe welding (mild steel)
AWS D10.13
Tube brazing (copper)
AWS D10.18
Pipe welding (stainless steel)
AWS D11.2
Welding (cast iron)
AWS D14.1
Industrial mill crane welding
AWS D14.3
Earthmoving & agricultural equipment welding
AWS D14.4
Machinery joint welding
AWS D14.5
Press welding
AWS D14.6
Industrial mill roll surfacing
AWS D15.1
Railroad welding
AWS D15.2
Railroad welding practice supplement
AWS D16.1
Robotic arc welding safety
AWS D16.2
Robotic arc welding system installation
AWS D16.3
Robotic arc welding risk assessment
AWS D16.4
Robotic arc welder operator qualification
AWS D17.1
Aerospace fusion welding
AWS D17.2
Aerospace resistance welding
AWS D18.1
Hygienic tube welding (stainless steel)
AWS D18.2
Stainless steel tube discoloration guide
AWS D18.3
Hygienic equipment welding

The zero after the first letter is only placed there so the table can be sorted. i.e. D01.1 is actually D1.1).

American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards


The American Petroleum Institute (API) oldest and most successful programs is in the development of
API standards which started with its first standard in 1924. API maintains over 500 standards covering the
oil and gas field.[3] The following is a partial list specific to welding:
Standard Number
API RP 577
API 1104

Description
Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
Welding of pipelines and related facilities

Australian / New Zealand (AS/NZS) Standards


Standards Australia is the body responsible for the development, maintenance and publication of
Australian Standards.[4] The following is a partial list specific to welding:
Standard
Number
AS/NZS 1554.1
AS/NZS 1554.2
AS/NZS 1554.3
AS/NZS 1554.4
AS/NZS 1554.5

Description
Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures
Structural steel welding - Stud welding (steel studs to steel)
Structural steel welding - Welding of reinforcing steel
Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue
loading

Standard
Number
AS/NZS 1554.6
AS/NZS 1554.7
AS/NZS 3992

Description
Structural steel welding - Welding stainless steels for structural purposes
Structural steel welding - Welding of sheet steel structures
Pressure equipment - Welding and brazing qualification

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standards


The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is responsible for the development, maintenance and
publication of CSA standards.[5] The following is a partial list specific to welding:
Standard Number
Description
CAN/CSA-G401-07
Corrugated Steel Pipe Products
CAN/CSA-ISO
Welding consumables - Wire electrodes and weld deposits for gas shielded metal
14341:11
arc welding of non alloy and fine grain steels CAN/CSA-W117.2-06
Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes
(R2011)
G40.20-04/G40.21-04 General Requirements for Rolled or Welded Structural Quality Steel/ Structural
(R2009)
Quality Steel
W178.1-08
Certification of Welding Inspection Organizations
W178.2-08
Certification of Welding Inspectors
W47.1-09
Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel
W47.2-11
Certification of companies for fusion welding of aluminum
W48-06 (R2011)
Filler Metals and Allied Materials for Metal Arc Welding
W55.3-08
Certification of companies for resistance welding of steel and aluminum
W59-13
Welded Steel Construction (Metal Arc Welding)
W59.2-M1991 (R2008) Welded Aluminum Construction
Z662-11
Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

British Standards (BS)


British Standards are developed, maintained and published by BSI Standards which is UK's National
Standards Body.[6] The following is a partial list of standards specific to welding:
Standard
Number
BS 499-1
BS 499-2C
BS 2633
BS 2971
BS 4515-1
BS 4515-2
PD 6705-2
PD 6705-3

Description
Welding terms and symbols. Glossary for welding, brazing and thermal cutting
Welding terms and symbols. European arc welding symbols in chart form
Specification for Class I arc welding of ferritic steel pipework for carrying fluids
Specification for class II arc welding of carbon steel pipework for carrying fluids
Specification for welding of steel pipelines on land and offshore - Part 1: Carbon and
carbon manganese steel pipelines
Specification for welding of steel pipelines on land and offshore. Duplex stainless steel
pipelines
Structural use of steel and aluminium. Recommendations for the execution of steel
bridges to BS EN 1090-2
Structural use of steel and aluminium. Recommendations for the execution of
aluminium structures to BS EN 1090-3

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed over 18500 standards and over 1100
new standards are published every year.[7] The following is a partial list of the standards specific to
welding:
Standard
Number
ISO 2553

Description

Welded, brazed and soldered joints - symbolic representation on drawings (1992)


Welding consumables. Covered electrodes for manual metal arc welding of non-alloy and
ISO 2560
fine grain steels. Classification
Covered electrodes for manual arc welding of creep-resisting steels - Code of symbols for
ISO 3580
identification
Covered electrodes for manual arc welding of stainless and other similar high alloy steels ISO 3581
Code of symbols for identification
ISO 3834
Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials, five parts.
ISO 4063
Welding and allied processes - Nomenclature of processes and reference numbers
Welding. Fusion-welded joints in steel, nickel, titanium and their alloys (beam welding
ISO 5817
excluded). Quality levels for imperfections
Welding and allied processes Classification of geometric imperfections in metallic
ISO 6520-1
materials Part 1: Fusion welding
Welding and allied processes Classification of geometric imperfections in metallic
ISO 6520-2
materials Part 2: Welding with pressure
ISO 6947
Welds. Working positions. Definitions of angles of slope and rotation
ISO 9606
Qualification test of welders Fusion welding, parts 1 to 5
Welding and allied processes. Recommendations for joint preparation. Manual metal-arc
ISO 9692-1 welding, gas-shielded metal-arc welding, gas welding, TIG welding and beam welding of
steels
ISO 9692-2 Welding and allied processes. Joint preparation. Submerged arc welding of steels
Welding and allied processes. Joint preparation. Part 3: TIG and MIG welding of
ISO 9692-3
aluminium and its alloys
Petroleum and natural gas industries - Pipeline transportation systems - Welding of
ISO 13847
pipelines
Welding - Guidance on the measurement of preheating temperature, interpass temperature
ISO 13916
and preheat mainteanance temperature
ISO 13918
Welding - Studs and ceramic ferrules for arc stud welding
Welding - Electron and laser-beam welded joints - Guidance on quality level for
ISO 13919-1
imperfections - Part 1: Steel
Welding - Electron and laser-beam welded joints - Guidance on quality level for
ISO 13919-2
imperfections - Part 2: Aluminium and its weldable alloys
Welding - General tolerances for welded constructions - Dimensions for lengths and angles
ISO 13920
- Shape and position
ISO 14112
Gas welding equipment - Small kits for gas brazing and welding
Welding consumables Gases and gas mixtures for fusion welding and allied processes.
ISO 14175
Replaced EN 439:1994 in Europe.
Welding consumables. Wire electrodes and deposits for gas shielded metal arc welding of
ISO 14341
non alloy and fine grain steels. Classification
ISO 14554
Resistance welding

Standard
Number
ISO 14744
ISO 15607
ISO/TR
15608

Description
Electron beam welding, six parts
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials - General rules
Welding - Guidelines for a metallic material grouping system

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials - Welding


procedure specification, five parts.
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials
ISO 15610
Qualification based on tested welding consumables
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials
ISO 15611
Qualification based on previous welding experience
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials
ISO 15612
Qualification by adoption of a standard welding procedure
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials
ISO 15613
Qualification based on pre-production welding test
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials - Welding
ISO 15614
procedure test, 13 parts.
Gas welding equipment. Acetylene manifold systems for welding, cutting and allied
ISO 15615
processes. Safety requirements in high-pressure devices
Qualification testing of welders for under-water welding. Diver-welders for hyperbaric wet
ISO 15618-1
welding
Qualification testing of welders for under-water welding. Diver-welders and welding
ISO 15618-2
operators for hyperbaric dry welding
ISO 17635
Non-destructive testing of welds. General rules for metallic materials
ISO/TR
Welding Grouping systems for materials European materials
20172
ISO/TR
Welding Grouping systems for materials American materials
20173
ISO/TR
Welding Grouping systems for materials Japanese materials
20174
Welding for aerospace applications. Qualification test for welders and welding operators.
ISO 24394
Fusion welding of metallic components
ISO 15609

European Union (CEN) standards


The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) had issued numerous standards covering welding
processes, which unified and replaced former national standards. Of the former national standards, those
issued by BSI and DIN were widely used outside their countries of origin. After the Vienna Agreement
with ISO, CEN has replaced most of them with equivalent ISO standards (EN ISO series).[8]
Standard
Number
EN 287-1
EN 1090-1
EN 1090-2
EN 1090-3

Description
Qualification test of welders Fusion welding Part 1: Steels[9] [10]
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures - Part 1: Requirements for
conformity assessment of structural components
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures - Part 2: Technical requirements for
steel structures
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures - Part 3: Technical requirements for

Standard
Number

Description

aluminium structures
Welding Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 1: General
EN 1011-1
guidance for arc welding
Welding Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 2: Arc welding of
EN 1011-2
ferritic steels
Welding Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 3: Arc welding of
EN 1011-3
stainless steels
Welding Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 4: Arc welding of
EN 1011-4
aluminium and aluminium alloys
EN 1011-5
Welding. Recommendations for welding of metallic materials. Welding of clad steel
EN 1011-6
Welding. Recommendations for welding of metallic materials. Laser beam welding
Welding Recommendations for welding of metallic materials Part 7: Electron beam
EN 1011-7
welding
EN 1011-8
Welding. Recommendations for welding of metallic materials. Welding of cast irons
Welding personnel. Approval testing of welding operators for fusion welding and
EN 1418
resistance weld setters for fully mechanized and automatic welding of metallic materials
EN 1708-1
Welding. Basic welded joint details in steel. Pressurized components.
EN 1708-2
Welding. Basic weld joint details in steel. Non-internal pressurized components.
Welding. Basic weld joint details in steel. Clad, buttered and lined pressurized
EN 1708-3
components.
EN 1993-1-8 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures Part 1-8: General Design of joints
EN 13133
Brazing - Brazer approval
Welded, brazed and soldered joints Symbolic representation on drawings. (CEN version
EN 22553
of ISO 2553)
Additional requirements for welding exist in CEN codes and standards for specific products, like EN
12952, EN 12953, EN 13445, EN 13480, etc.

German Standards (DIN and others)


NA 092 is the Standards Committee for welding and allied processes (NAS) at DIN Deutsches Institut fr
Normung e. V.[11] The following is a partial list of DIN welding standards:
Code
DIN 1910-100

Description
Welding; terms dependent on materials for metal welding
Schweigeeignete Feinkornbausthle - Richtlinien fr die Verarbeitung besonders fr
SEW 088
das Schmelzschweien", Stahlinstitut VDEh
Merkblatt DVS Metall-Schutzgasschwien von Feinkornbausthlen", Deutsche Verband fr
0916
Schweitechnik e.V.