AWS D1.6, Structural Welding Code—Stainless Steel has received a revision for 2017.
This code is the product of a pool of experts arriving at a consensus position, in keeping with the American National Standard Institute’s requirements. This code covers the requirements for welding stainless steel components other than pressure vessels or pressure piping. For many years, fabrications involving structural stainless steel welding used AWS D1.1/D1.1M, Structural Welding Code—Steel, to provide the requirements for quality construction. However, as the AWS D1.1 document is written for the carbon and low-alloy steels commonly encountered in structural fabrication, it does not explicitly address the unique requirements of stainless steels.
The following is a list of the most significant revisions in the 2017 edition:
Comments and suggestions for the improvement of this standard are welcome. They should be sent to the Secretary, AWS D1 Committee on Structural Welding, American Welding Society, 8669 NW 36 St, #130, Doral, FL 33166.
You can purchase the revised standard at our AWS Bookstore here.