AWS - D16.3M/D16.3:2017
Risk assessment guide for robotic arc welding
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
|ICS Code (Industrial robots. Manipulators):||25.040.30|
|ICS Code (Welding processes):||25.160.10|
The purpose of D16.3M/D16.3:2017, Risk Assessment Guide for Robotic Arc Welding, is to identify hazards associated with robotic arc welding. This will help protect personnel. It is not intended to be a guideline for other industrial robotic applications. This guide is intended for persons performing risk assessment and applies to arc welding robots and robot arc welding systems performing the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or flux cored arc welding (FCAW) process Exclusions: This standard is not intended to be a guideline for other robotic applications, such as: (1) Automatic guided vehicle systems, (2) Undersea and space robots,(3) Automatic conveyor and shuttle systems, (4) Teleoperators,(5) Mobile robots, (6) Multiple robots.1.2 Units of Measure. 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 and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard; some safety and health information is provided, but such issues are not fully addressed herein. 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 address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
AWS D16.3M/D16.3:2017, Risk Assessment Guide for Robotic Arc Welding, provides recommendations and guidelines for the safe implementation of robotic arc welding. Emphasis is placed on conformance... View More
AWS D16.3M/D16.3:2017, Risk Assessment Guide for Robotic Arc Welding, provides recommendations and guidelines for the safe implementation of robotic arc welding. Emphasis is placed on conformance of this process with prevailing industry standards for hazard analysis and proper safeguardingView Less