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Course WSS-1 The Weldability of Stainless Steels

Duration: 1 day

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Course overview:The welding of different types of the various stainless steels requires a number of considerations to be assessed in order that the finished weld satisfies its intended purpose. This course looks at various topics related to the welding of a range of  stainless steels and provides course members with a firm understanding of the controls required.

Course content: Review of stainless steel types; martensitic, ferritic, austenitic, PH, Duplex stainless steels; achievement of mechanical and metallurgical properties; structure of the welded joint; heat affected zone metallurgy; weld metal metallurgy; welding process selection; welding consumable selection; heat input control; Cr-Ni equivalents; Schaeffler and Delong diagrams; welding techniques; cracking and corrosion in stainless steels – causes and avoidance.

Suitable for: Non-welding personnel including Engineers who are required to appreciate weldability problems and solutions. Also suitable for welding inspectors, welding engineers and welding supervisors who are required to understand the technical considerations of different stainless steels types and their weldability

Course outcomes:

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of stainless steels available and their general weldability problems.
  • Understand the different ways in which stainless steels are produced and the effects on weldability.
  • Derive appropriate welding data for a given application.
  • Appreciate the factors that influence welding process and welding consumable selection.
  • Understand why welds may crack or corrode and how such problems can be avoided
  • Understand different weldability concepts.

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