RE: [PipingDesign] Comparing buttweld and socketweld joints

From: <Saha>
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 01:42:00 EDT

Butt welds are superior to socket welds. Many companies like SHELL do not use SW now only BW is acceptable. Reasons are

There may be other reasons also. In India IBR also may have some clauses as high pressure lines in steam lines we used all BW fittings. Hope this helps.


Tanmoy Saha

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of M.Bakhshi
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 8:49 AM
Subject: [PipingDesign] Comparing buttweld and socketweld joints

Hi all,

Has anybody seen any reference about comparing between socket weld and butt-weld joints?
Which one is more safe in high pressure services? and what is the reason to
select each of them?
And also which one has more strength ?


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