Metallographic Quality Control of Welding and Brazing

  • G. M. Slaughter


Metallography serves as an invaluable quality control technique in many welding and brazing operations in the energy field. It often supplements nondestructive testing processes such as dye-penetrant and radiography. Additionally, it can provide information ordinarily not obtainable by conventional inspection procedures. This paper describes a number of case histories illustrating the value of metallography in assuring integrity in the fabrication of metals and components in energy systems.


Weld Metal Austenitic Stainless Steel Transition Joint Stainless Steel Weld Metal Dissimilar Metal Weld 
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    A.J. Moorhead and G.M. Slaughter, “Welding Studies on Arc-Cast Molybdenum,” ; Weld. J. (Miami) 53(5): 185–s–191–s (May 1974).Google Scholar
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    N.C. Cole, R.G. Gilliand, and G.M. Slaughter, “Weldability of Tungsten and Its Alloys,” Welding J. (N. Y.) 50(9). 419–s–426–s (September 1971).Google Scholar
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    R.G. Gilliland and G.M. Slaughter, “Fusion Welding of End Caps in Beryllium Tubes,” Welding J. (N. Y.) 42(1), 29–36 (January 1963).Google Scholar
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    G.M. Slaughter, E.A. Franco-Ferreira, and P. Patriarca, “Welding and Brazing of High Temperature Radiators and, Heat Exchangers,” Welding J. (N. Y.) 47(1). 15–22 (January 1968).Google Scholar
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    R.J. Gray, J.F. King, J.M. Leitnaker, and G.M. Slaughter, Examination of a Failed Transition Weld Joint and the Associated Base Metals, ORNL-5223 (January 1977).Google Scholar
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    J.F. King, M.D. Sullivan, and G.M. Slaughter, “Development of an Improved Stainless Steel to Ferritic Steel Transition Joint,” Weld. J. (Miami) 56(11): 354–s–358–s (November 1977).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Slaughter
    • 1
  1. 1.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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