Radiographic Test

Beside the mechanical splicing with bolts and nuts, the longitudinal connection for structural steel members may be by means of butt welding. Butt welded joints deployed on main structural members such as for pipe pulling should be examined by radiographic tests to inspect the quality of the finished welds. These tests must be conducted by the Independent Welding Inspector and test reports should be endorsed and submit to the Engineer for record purpose. The site supervisor should record during the welding process the type of welding consumables used, ampere of electric current, preheating condition, numbering of structural members, etc and furnish to the Independent Welding Inspector for information to prepare the test reports.