My auditor has just rejected my BS EN 287-1 Butt Weld stating that the standard only allows radiography. Are they correct?
If they are auditing against the requirements of BS EN 287-1 : 2011 alone then technically they are wrong to state this!
Test methods for a Butt Weld are stated in Table 11 and this gives the option of any of the following testing routes after Visual Examination (by the UKAS Laboratory) has been performed;
Note - Sub clauses in Table 11 dictate when and where certain tests should be used and when they need to be supplemented by other tests.
Q. I'm looking to do a Butt and a Fillet weld test in plate against BS EN 287-1 : 2011. Is there a minimum size that the test pieces should be?
A. Yes there is a minimum size. Para 6.2 and Figures 1 to 4 in the standard give the minimum dimensions required for all test pieces. In answer to your specific question: The minimum size of a Butt weld in plate should be 300mm x 125mm x t and the minimum dimensions for a Fillet weld in Plate should be 150mm x 125mm x t. (t = parent material thickness)
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