AWS - C1.4M/C1.4:2017
Specification for resistance welding of carbon and low-alloy steels
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
|ICS Code (Welding processes):||25.160.10|
1.1 Scope. This specification establishes welding equipment requirements and welding procedures used to produce welds of acceptable quality in coated and uncoated carbon and low-alloy steels, including mild steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. Since this standard relies on a pulled button to validate the welding procedure, it may not apply to the welding of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) including: dual phase (DP), transformation induced plasticity (TRIP), complex phase (CP) and martensitic steels (MART); or to hot stamped steels (HSS). 1.2 Units of Measurement. This standard makes use of both the International System of Units (SI) and U.S. Customary Units. The latter are shown within brackets [ ], or in appropriate columns in tables and figures. The measurements may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently. 1.3 Safety. Safety issues and concerns are addressed in this standard, although health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard. Safety and health information is available from the following sources: American Welding Society: (1) ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes(2) AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets (3) Other safety and health information on the AWS website Material or Equipment Manufacturers: (1) Safety Data Sheets supplied by materials manufacturers (2) Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers Applicable Regulatory Agencies Work performed in accordance with this standard may involve the use of materials that have been deemed hazardous, and may involve operations or equipment that may cause injury or death. This standard does not purport to address all safety and health risks that may be encountered. The user of this standard should establish an appropriate safety program to address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
This specification provides the shear strength and weld button diameter requirements for carbon steel and low-alloy steel sheet resistance and projection welds.