AWS & Agriculture – Standards
When it comes to the tools of the trade, rely on the industry-recognized standards from AWS to help assess, maintain, and repair your equipment.
Publications of note in the agriculture industry include:
D14.1, Specification For Welding Of Industrial And Mill Cranes And Other Material Handling Equipment
Includes requirements for design and fabrication of constructional steel weldments used in industrial and mill cranes, lifting devices and other material handling equipment.
D14.3, Specification For Welding Earthmoving, Construction And Agricultural Equipment
Provides standards for producing structural welds used in the manufacture of earthmoving, construction, and agricultural equipment.
D14.4, Specification For The Design Of Welded Joints In Machinery And Equipment
Establishes common acceptance criteria for classifying and applying carbon and low-alloy steel welded joints used in the manufacture of machines and equipment.
D14.5, Specification For Welding Presses And Press Components
Requirements for the design and fabrication of cyclically loaded press weldments, including weld repair of new and existing components.
D14.6, Specification For Welding Of Rotating Elements Of Equipment
Applies to the fabrication, by welding, of wrought or cast material used to manufacture rotating elements of equipment such as fans, pumps, compressors, and centrifuges for power generation, propulsion, and material processing.
D14.7, Recommended Practices For Surfacing And Reconditioning Of Industrial Mill Rolls
Provides guidance, based upon experience, for preparing, building up and overlaying by welding, postweld heat treating, finish machining, inspecting, and record-keeping of new and reconditioned industrial mill rolls.
D14.9, Specification For The Welding Of Hydraulic Cylinders
This specification provides standards for the design and manufacture of pressure containing welded joints and structural welded joints used in the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders.
PRGHF, The Practical Reference Guide For Hardfacing
A good introduction to hardfacing; the surfacing process that helps protect against wear or corrosion exactly where needed. Other benefits of hardfacing include ready application in the field, economical use of expensive alloys, and a hard surface layer supported by a tough substrate to carry the load.
PRGC, The Practical Reference Guide For Corrosion Of Welds: Causes And Cures
Includes pitting, intergranular corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, erosion, crevice and galvanic corrosion, and selective leaching. Full color digital photos illustrate the costly destruction caused by corrosion in welds. The author offers clear advice on how to avoid and correct corrosion, including alloying for resistance.