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Weld Cracking Conference
 

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Much to their chagrin, most welding engineers have witnessed a crack or two or even more in the welds fabricated within their plants. That is no fun. Most of these cracks can be prevented from taking place.

All it takes is more practical knowledge. Were the cracks caused by hydrogen diffusion, residual stress, some mix-up in heat treating, misuse of electrodes in dissimilar metal welds, or some unexplained problem with the heat-affected zone? To find out what it takes to eliminate weld cracks, go out of your way to make plans to attend a new and different AWS Conference on Weld Cracking which will be held on March 26-27, 2013 in Las Vegas. The experts will be there, armed with solutions to many of your problems.

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Resort & Spa
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone:877-869-8777
Hotel Rate:$139.00
Hotel Cutoff Date: March 3, 2013
Hotel Link: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10435714

Program

 Tuesday, March 26, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Ben Pletcher, On-Site Chairman

SESSION 1

8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

State of Knowledge for Advanced Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steel Grades 23 & 24
John Siefert, Electric Power Research Institute

9:05 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Impact Testing - A Measure of Sensitivity to Crack Extension
Tom Siewert, Siewert Solutions

9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Measuring Residual Stress Using X-Ray Diffraction
Robert Drake, Proto Manufacturing, Inc.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

The Control of Moisture in Welding Consumables
Mike Huber, Phoenix International, Inc.

11:05 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Stress Corrosion Cracking & Cracking Due Hydrogen Sulfide in Stainless Steels
Frank Babish, Welding Products, Sandvik Materials

11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 2

1:00 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

How to Avoid Cracking When Welding Aluminum Alloys
Tony Anderson, ITW Welding North America

1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Designing Crack-Free Weld Procedures for High Strength Steels
Ben Pletcher, Select-Arc Inc.

2:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Fabrication Operation & Procedures That Promote Cracking in Selected Stainless Steels
William F Newell, Jr., Euroweld Ltd.

2:45 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

The Repair of Weld Cracks According to the NBIC-3 Code
Jim Worman, The National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors

3:20 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT
 

 Wednesday, March 27, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Ben Pletcher, On-Site Chairman

SESSION 3

8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Cracking in Dissimilar Metal Welds
Jose Ramirez, Edison Welding Institute

9:05 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Techniques for Crack Free Titanium Alloy Welds
John Lawmon, American Engineering & Manufacturing Inc.

9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Benefits of Preheating Weldments
Daniel Cirlariello, Analytic Stress Relieving, Inc.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Control of Temperature is a Key to Successful Preheating
Pramathesh Desai, La-Co Industries Inc.

11:05 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Influence of Welding, Passivation & Other Post-Weld Cleaning on Performance of Stainless Steels
John F Grubb, ATI Allegheny Ludlum

11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 4

1:00 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Crack-Free Welding of Nickel-Base Alloys
Donald J. Tillack, Tillack Metallurgical Consulting, Inc.

1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Weld Crack Sizing: The Evolution with Time
Michael Moles, Olympus NDT

2:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Root Pass Welding: May the Force(s) Be With You!
Walter J. Sperko, Sperko Engineering Services, Inc.

2:45 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

 
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