Abstract 

ISO 10042:2005 specifies quality levels for imperfections in arc-welded joints in aluminium and its alloys. It applies to material thicknesses above 0,5 mm. It covers full-penetration butt welds and all fillet welds. The principles of the standard may also be applied to partial-penetration butt welds.

Three quality levels are given in order to permit application to a wide range of welded constructions. The quality levels refer to production quality and not to the fitness for purpose of the product manufactured.

The standard applies to:

  • all types of weld, e.g. butt welds, fillet welds and branch connections;
  • the following welding processes and their sub-processes as defined in ISO 4063:
    • 131....metal inert gas welding (MIG welding); gas metal arc welding /USA/,
    • 141....tungsten inert gas welding (TIG welding); gas tungsten arc welding /USA/,
    • 15......plasma arc welding;
  • manual, mechanized and automatic welding;
  • all welding positions.

Metallurgical aspects, e.g. grain size, hardness, are not covered by the standard.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2005-11
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 19
  • :
    ISO/TC 44/SC 10
    Quality management in the field of welding
  • 25.160.40
    Welded joints and welds

Life cycle

A standard is reviewed every 5 years



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