WELD FRACTURE TEST
Weld fracture test is performed to reveal embedded imperfections such as lack of fusion, incomplete penetration, cracking due to inadequate width to height ratio, slag inclusions and porosity.
TS EN ISO 9017: Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials – Fracture test.
This document specifies the sizes of test specimen and the procedures for carrying out fracture tests in order to obtain information about types, sizes and distribution of internal imperfections such as porosities, cracks, lack of fusion, lack of penetration and solid inclusions on the fracture surface. This document applies to metallic materials in all forms of product with joints made by any fusion welding process with a thickness greater or equal to 2 mm.