Friday, March 9, 2018

Pipe Fitters Manual

So 19 years ago while operating a small co-generation plant, we had a contractor come in to do some high pressure pipe welding. As a free-bee the supervisor handed out a company published pipe fitters manual to the operators. Required reading for their welders, you would think it would be full of company advertising. However there was only one page listing all of the company locations across the country. The remaining 115 pages are chock full of useful metalwork information and tables on anything even close to the pipe fitting trade. Useful formulas, welding info, bolt torque procedures, even wire rope specifications, are all covered.

The manual is spiral bound with tough vinyl covers, just right for the tool box at the job site. Here are some useful pages from this manual. If anyone wants more, message me and I will share the manual in a couple of pdf's.

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The first two pages, some useful formulas for finding areas, volumes, etc.

Many information tables such as the three tables on this page.

Lots of tips and tricks such as this jig for setting up elbow welds.

This is a popular chart for temperature conversion and the melting points of metals and their alloys.

For the non-trained welder, "what rod should I use" is a common question for welding procedures. Here is a clear explanation of the different welding rod types and their intended uses.

Hope the diy home shop welder finds some helpful information here.