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CSWIP 3.

0 Fillet Welded T Joint

F 123

Part of the CSWIP 3.0 examination is to assess a Fillet welded T Joint for sizes and visual acceptance of the weld and joint. 1) Firstly, the plate reference number must be recorded in the top left hand corner of the report sheet, then thickness of the plate is measured and then entered in the top right hand corner of the report sheet in the boxes provided. 2) Secondly, both fillet weld leg lengths must be measured to find both maximum and minimum leg lengths in both Vertical and Horizontal legs. These values are entered in the boxes provided on the report sheet. Use the gauge as shown below:

Fillet Weld Leg Length: The gauge may be used to measure fillet weld leg lengths of up to 25mm, as shown on left.

3) Thirdly, the maximum and minimum throat thickness is measured and entered in the boxes provided on the report sheet. These values are measured as shown below:

FilletFillet Weld Actual Throat Thickness: weld throat: The small sliding pointer reads up to 20mm pointer reads up to The small sliding and inch. In inch. When measuring the 20mm, or measuring throat thickness it is the fillet weld throat it is supposed that assumed nominal throat thickness, as an has a that the fillet weldeffective throat thickness cannot be has normal root penetration. in this manner. measured 4) Having made all the above measurements they can be assessed to a set of values that may be simply calculated from the plate thickness. 1

a) b) c) d)

The minimum leg length size is the plate thickness The maximum leg length size is the plate thickness + 3mm The minimum throat thickness is the plate thickness x 0.7 The maximum throat thickness is the plate thickness + 0.5mm

For example if the plate thickness is 6mm then the following will apply:

6mm F 123

a) b) c) d)

The minimum leg length size is 6mm (Plate thickness) The maximum leg length size is the 9mm (Plate thickness + 3mm) The minimum throat thickness is the 4.2mm (Plate thickness x 0.7) The maximum throat thickness is the 6.5mm (Plate thickness + 0.5mm

This means that the measurements taken must fall inside of the 2 tolerances calculated i.e. Leg lengths must be between 6mm 9mm Throat thickness must be between 4.2 and 6.5mm If all the values are within these tolerances they are acceptable. If any of the values fall outside of the calculated tolerances then it becomes unacceptable. 6mm

It is Leg Length Lowest throat measurement 4.5mm Vertical important to remember that any change in thickness will change the acceptance values calculated above. Highest throat measurement 8mm Lowest leg measurement 7mm Highest leg measurement 8mm When completing the report sheets from a sample it should appear as follows: F 123 Example of Practical Exam

Actual Throat Thickness

Horizontal Leg Length


Lowest leg measurement 5mm Highest leg measurement 10mm

Report Sheet
Specimen Number F123 1) mm HORIZONTAL LEG LENGTH ( mm DESIGN THROAT THICKNESS ( ) = Max 2) ) = Max 8 mm Min 10 mm Min 4.5 mm 5 Measure and record the following details: VERTICAL LEG LENGTH (Max & Min) = Max 8 mm Min 7 Material thickness: 6mm

Sentence the fillet weld dimensions using the following design criteria: MINIMUM LEG LENGTH: Material thickness (6mm) MAXIMUM LEG LENGTH: Material thickness + 3mm (9 mm) MINIMUM THROAT THICKNESS: Material thickness x 0.7 (4.2 mm) MAXIMUM THROAT THICKNESS: Material thickness + 0.5mm (6.5 mm) The VERTICAL LEG LENGTH Please state: ACCEPT. ACCEPT or REJECT: ACCEPT or REJECT:

The HORIZONTAL LEG LENGTH Please state: REJECT.

The THROAT THICKNESS Please state: REJECT

ACCEPT or REJECT:

Having assessed the weld for its size an inspection can then be made on the surface to locate any imperfections. Firstly; the report sheet requests the inspector to indicate the number of locations that the following imperfections occur, if any? 3) The number of places that they occur should now be entered in the box as follows: 3 places None None None 2 Areas 1 Slag Inclusion Spatter

UNDERCUT APPEAR? OVERLAP APPEAR? LACK OF FUSION APPEAR? CRACKS APPEAR? POROSITY APPEAR? SOLID INCULSIONS? MISC: [ARC STRIKES etc] 4)

For the defects recorded state the MAXIMUM length (and DEPTH if applicable) of each defect Length: 15 mm Length: -------Length: -------Length: -------Length: 6mm Length: 4mm Depth: Smooth 1.0mm Depth: --------Depth: --------Depth: --------Depth: Maximum Depth: --------Depth: ---------

UNDERCUT: OVERLAP: LACK OF FUSION: CRACKS: POROSITY: SOLID INCLUSIONS:

MISC:[ ARC STRIKES etc] Length: Spatter 5)

Then, using the code provided assess the levels of imperfections with the allowance in the code as follows:

UNDERCUT: ACCEPT (Accept or Reject?) OVERLAP: ACCEPT (Accept or Reject?) LACK OF FUSION: ACCEPT (Accept or Reject?) CRACKS: ACCEPT (Accept or Reject?) POROSITY: REJECT (Accept or Reject?) SOLID INCLUSION: REJECT (Accept or Reject?) MISC: [ARC STRIKES etc] REJECT** (Accept or Reject?) ** All spatters should have been removed prior to submission for inspection 6) Finally accept or reject the weld used for your visual inspection as follows: NO YES/NO

IS THE WELD ACCEPTABLE? Signature: I C Plenty Name: I C Plenty Date: 01-01-04 4

This now completes the Fillet Welded T Joint Inspection Assessment.