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INDIAN RAILWAY STANDARD CODE OF PRACTICE FOR METAL ARC

WELDING IN STRUCTURAL STEEL BRIDGES CARRYING RAIL, RAIL-CUM-


ROAD OR PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC

(Welded Bridge Code)

i) B-1 Fabrication and erection of


1. Scope
Steel Girder Bridges
1.1 This Code of Practice shall apply to ii) M-28 Classification, testing and
the design, construction and inspection of approval of metal arc
welds made by Manual, automatic or semi welding electrodes.
automatic metal arc process in new and iii) M-39 Classification, testing and
existing structural steel bridges carrying rail, approval of submerged arc
rail-cum-road or pedestrian traffic. The welding wire- flux
general requirements of design, combinations for use on
construction and inspection of structural Indian Railways.
steel bridges shall comply with IRS Steel
Bridge Code and IRS Fabrication 1.5.2 RDSO/M&C/Specification
Specification.
i) Classification, testing and
1.2 The design and construction of approval of CO2 welding filler
welds in mild steel bars used in reinforced wires for use on Indian
cement concrete, and of welds in high Railways.
tensile steel are not covered by this code. 1.5.3 Indian Standards

1.3 For road bridges, the design, 812 Glossary of terms relating to
construction and inspection of welds shall welding and cutting of
comply with the standard specifications and metals.
code of practice for road bridges issued by 813 Scheme of symbols for
the Indian Roads Congress. welding.
817 Code of practice for training
1.4 Any revision or addition or deletion
and testing of metal arc
of the provisions of this code shall be issued
welders.
only through the correction slip to this Code.
No cognizance shall be given to any policy 818 Code of practice for safety
directives issued through other means. and health requirements in
electric and gas welding
1.5 The Code makes reference to the operations.
following standards: 822 Code of procedure for
inspection of welds.
1.5.1 Indian Railway Standard
Specifications 1179 Equipment for eye and face
protection during welding.

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