EN 287-1:1992

Approval testing of welders - Fusion welding - Part 1: Steels

Publication date:   Jun 19, 2000

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Mar 3, 2004


CEN/TC 121 Welding and allied processes

European Norm

25.160.10   Welding processes



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This standard specifies essential requirements, ranges of approval, test conditions, acceptance requirements and certification for the approval testing of welder performance for the welding of steels. The recommended format for the certificate of approval testing is given in Annex B. During the approval test the welder should be required to show adequate practical experience and job knowledge (test non-mandatory) of the welding processes, materials and safety requirements for which he is to be approved; information on these aspects is given in Annex D. This standard is applicable when the welder's approval testing is required by the purchaser, by inspection authorities or by other organizations. This standard applies to the approval testing of welders for the fusion welding of steels. The welding processes referred to in this standard include those fusion welding processes which are designated as manual or partly mechanized welding. This standard does not cover fully mechanized and automatic processes (.).1) This standard covers approval testing of welders for work on semi-finished and finished products made from wrought, forged or cast material types listed in 5.4. The certificate of approval testing is issued under the sole responsibility of the examiner or examining body. 1) 1. Modified by Amendment A1 :1997

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EN 287-1:1992
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 3, 2004


EN 287-1:1992/A1:1997


EN 287-1:2004