In their efforts to reduce the cost of ship construction, MarAd requested the National Bureau of Standards to conduct a survey to establish the feasibility of improving the efficiency of welding ship steels for low temperature service. The survey included visits to the shipyards involved in LNG construction, to the appropriate regulatory agencies, to the steel plate producers and to other companies engaged in fabricating structures for low temperature service. These visits clarified the problem and the rules, and provided a review of the technology available for improving welding efficiency. The survey has been completed and the results are presented herein. A program is being conducted to determine if steels with improved toughness retain satisfactory toughness in the HAZ when higher heat input welding practices are used.

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    American Welding Society

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  • Authors:
    • McHenry, H I
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 387-393
  • Serial:
    • Welding Journal
    • Volume: 55
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Welding Society
    • ISSN: 0043-2296

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Welding Society
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM