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American Welding Society (AWS)

American Welding Society

The American Welding Society (AWS) publishes handbooks, manuals, guides, recommended practices, specifications, and codes. The specifications for filler metals are in the AWS A5 series. The filler metal specifications are usually cited in design documents. The welding procedures are in the D10 series. The AWS handbook is published in five volumes and is intended to be an aid to the user and producer of welded products.

The following is a list of AWS publications directly related to piping. The AWS A5 series filler metal specifications are not included in the list since they can be used for a multitude of items other than piping.

AWS Welding Handbook

  • Volume 1 --> Fundamentals of Welding

  • Volume 2 --> Welding Processes

  • Volume 3 --> Welding Processes

  • Volume 4 --> Engineering Applications—Materials

  • Volume 5 --> Engineering Applications—Design Brazing Manual, Soldering Manual

  • AWS A3.0 --> Soldering Manual, Brazing Handbook, Welding Terms and Definitions, in- cluding Terms for Brazing, Soldering, Thermal Spraying, and Thermal Cutting

  • AWS A5.01 --> Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines

  • AWS D10.4 --> Recommended Practices for Welding Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Stain- less Steel Piping and Tubing

  • AWS D10.6 --> Recommended Practices for Gas Tung- sten Arc Welding of Titanium Pipe and Tubing

  • AWS D10.7 --> Recommended Practices for Gas Shielded Arc Welding of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Pipe

  • AWS D10.8 --> Recommended Practices for Welding of Chromium-Molybdenum Steel Piping and Tubing

  • AWS D10.10 --> Recommended Practices for Local Heating of Welds in Piping and Tubing

  • AWS D10.11 --> Recommended Practices for Root Pass Welding of Pipe Without Backing

  • AWS D10.12 --> Recommended Practices for Procedures for Welding Low Carbon Steel Pipe


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