Three basic chapters of this volume, Chapter 1, Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels; Chapter 2,
High-Alloy Steels; and Chapter 5, Stainless and Heat-Resistant Steels contain detailed
sections on the metallurgy, composition and properties of steels, and methods of producing
high-integrity welds in carbon steels, alloy steels, and stainless steels.
Different sets of welding conditions, challenges, and solutions are presented for the
specialized steels represented in Chapter 3, Coated Steels; Chapter 4, Tool and Die Steels;
Chapter 6, Clad and Dissimilar Metals; Chapter 7, Surfacing Materials; and Chapter 8, Cast
Irons. The chapters provide information on the composition, metallurgy, weldability, and
recommended welding procedures for these metals.
Chapter 9, Maintenance and Repair Welding, contains a model for a systematic approach to
the sometimes-difficult procedures involved in repair welding. Chapter 10, Underwater Welding
and Cutting, contains comprehensive information on producing strong, durable welds under very
difficult welding conditions for use in the severest of service conditions.
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