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Imperfection Quality level for weld imperfections (EN 25817)

designation D C B
Moderate Intermediate Stringent
9. Short imperfections Short imperfections Not permitted
Lack of h≤0,2s h≤0,1s
max 1,5mm
penetration Long imperfections Long imperfections
(incomplete Not permitted Not permitted
penetration) h s

10. h≤1mm + 0,3a h≤0,5mm + 0,2a h≤0,5mm + 0,1a


Bad fit-up max 4mm max 3mm max 2mm

11. h≤1,5mm h≤1,0mm h≤0,5mm


Undercut

13. h≤1mm + 0,25b h≤1mm + 0,15b h≤1mm + 0,1b


Excessive max 5mm max 4mm max 3mm
b
convexity

14. h≤1mm + 0,3a h≤1mm + 0,2a h≤1mm + 0,15a


Fillet weld having max 5mm max 4mm max 3mm
a throat thickness
greater than the h
nominal value
a

15. Short imperfections Short imperfections Not permitted


Fillet weld having h≤0,3mm + 0,1a h≤0,3mm + 0,1a
max 2mm max 1mm
a throat thickness
smaller than the h Long imperfections Long imperfections
nominal value Not permitted Not permitted

20. h≤2mm + 0,2a h≤2mm + 0,15a h≤1,5mm + 0,15a


Excessive
h
asymmetry
Z2

a
Z1