13.08.2017
WELDING PROCESSES HANDBOOK

In the first release of this Handbook the standard technical overview of the welding processes and necessary guidance to the major welding techniques were provided together with their applications. Subject approach is actually retained in this latest edition of the volume, but the content has been revised and substantially expanded to reflect the recent developments in the field of welding.

The book opens with the comprehensive review of the gas welding processes followed with the professional discussion covering the theoretical basics of the arc welding, including the arc physics and sources of power. After that, several arc welding techniques are discussed, including SAW, MMAW, TIG plus other types. Remaining chapters of the handbook deal with the various types of welding including resistance ald laser plus applications of the different welding techniques to such processes as brazing, cutting, soldering, hardfacing and cladding.

The main content also addresses the general matters of mechanization, welding design, safety issues, distortion, residual stress and other important technical factors. Moreover, the economical factors, e.g. the associated costs, are also covered. This volume confirms its established reputation and remains the remarkably comprehensive yet quite concise intro to all welding processes and their practical applications...

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13.08.2017
UNDERWATER REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

Briefly, the book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of all techniques that are available in the industry for joining/repair offshore structures. Joining systems not involving the use of welding are discussed first. These engineering systems required for joining procedures are then discussed - pipe handling, design of the hyperbaric chambers etc.

The principal techniques of the underwater welding are then described - wet, one atmosphere plus hyperbaric welding, followed by a clear description of the major effects of environmental pressure on the hyperbaric welding processes. To make this section of the book more comprehensible to the general reader, a brief description of each welding process as it is used in general engineering is included before the modifications required for hyperbaric applications are discussed. Finally, those joining systems not used currently, but which show promise in the lab, are described, followed by some speculation relating to how underwater joining technology might develop over the next few years.

For general information, appendices providing description of the relevant diving technology, basic oceanography and also the methods of research commonly applied for the development of hyperbaric welding techniques are included. Although this book describes the technology of underwater repair at all water depths, it should be recognized that the great majority of offshore repair work is carried out at relatively shallow depths, in the region intermittently covered by the water, known as the "splash zone". This is because the speed of any object dropped from the platform or an adjacent ship is highest at the water line, while wave loadings, corrosion activity and the growth rate of marine life arc all at a maximum just below the surface.

In addition, the possibility of collision between shipping and the platform is also maximized at shallow depths. Thus, numerically, the majority of underwater repairs takes place at shallow depths, although the most economically and technologically significant arc in deeper water, frequently on pipelines.

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10.08.2017
THE AVESTA WELDING MANUAL

This manual was developed and released by Avesta contains the recommended practices and stainless steel-relating products. The stainless steel welding is considered a complex combination of the chemistry, geometry, metallurgy and even aesthetics. The mechanical and chemical properties of the newly established welds, such as their resistance to corrosion, shall be correct and proper surface finishing shall be achieved.

It is very important to choose the best suiting welding consumables and methods. The present manual not only gives the technical details of the filler metals recommended for use when welding all steels but also provides necessary professional assistance in selection of the optimum welding techniques and methods. The content of the manual has been prepared on the basis of the huge, seventy-year experience of the specialists of Avesta company in the field of welding stainless steels of all types. One main element is the proper development of the welding electrodes and wires for the high-alloy steels and their specific applications.

When preparing this manual, valuable contributions from the welding experts were used. This title shall definitely serve as a perfect handy tool providing all people engaged in welding stainless steels, from students to the experienced specialists, with the necessary technical information covering literally all important aspects.

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08.08.2017
STRUCTURAL STEELWORK ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Numerous excellent textbooks are available today dealing with the structural steel design; however, in the opinion of the author of the present title, they are all lacking several critically important features. The design of the structural elements demands lots of checks performed in a structured and systematic way.

This volume has been prepared to give a step-by-step approach to the subject task with the intention to achieve completeness of all aspects of the design. Subject approach makes this publication very reader-friendly. Following the approach presented in this volume will allow to make the quality assurance become less arduous  and also to fully standardize the output of the steel design office. The students will also find the book useful due to the basic elements of the theory and discussion of the relevant analysis plus because of the interesting structured approach applied by the author to the design of all structural members and their connections.

Several worked real life examples will definitely be found very useful to the practicing designers and engineers, as well as for the students. All fundamental design principles have been illustrated by the informative sketches. The extensive use of images is one of the particular features of the volume clarifying the ambiguities...

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08.08.2017
STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGNER'S HANDBOOK

This perfect handbook is mainly aimed to provide all interested parties including general readers and industry people with the easy access to the wealth of practically useful information directly relating to the problem-solving. It offers numerous handy data charts and tables, supplemented with formulas and informative illustrations.

As per the numerous opinions provided by the industry experts from different countries, this book shall be treated as the valuable working instrument expected to be used by all steel designers. The content has already been highly appreciated by the specialists dealing with the design of the various steel structures.

This is the fourth release of the handbook, substantially updated and revised to make the content even more user-friendly and duly reflect all developments in the field of steel design. All of the descriptions and examples contained in the book have been brought in compliance with the last AISC, AISI and AASHTO updates. The content is giving all basic data including the demonstrations of its application.

The text of this nice manual intended for use by the practicing engineers is also demonstrating all application of this info. The publication is divided in several chapters compiled using the invaluable contributions provided by the leading experts in steel design.

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08.08.2017
STEEL DESIGN

The readers involved in steel design and construction have appreciated the content of this informative title and have found it simply excellent. The publication was worked out by William Segui giving students and professionals all required knowledge that is covering the critical aspects of the steel design process with the particular emphasis made on the design steel members together with their connections.

Segui has designed this book in such manner that would allow the instructors to teach ASD, LRFD (or both), bearing in mind that there is only minor conceptual difference between them. He has made a very good job attempting to simplify the complex topics plus design procedures. This is definitely a best option for the persons who want to study the underlying theoretical principles plus the fundamental mechanics of the steel members.

All complicated topics have been clearly explained and the author made them quite easy to be understood even for the persons without any specific background or professional experience. Talking about clarity, there is no any other textbook that could be comparable to "Steel Design". We do recommend this volume to a broad audience since the explanations of various theoretical topics have been presented in a very accessible manner. The theoretical chapters are supplemented with many examples all of which, in turn, are thoroughly explained.

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08.08.2017
THE ART OF WELDING

The welding itself is treated as a technical skill of constantly increasing demand; in fact, we may say that the theoretical basics of welding could quite easily be learned by all students. The author of the present welding textbook has more than four decades of professional experience in welding; the publication reflects the results of his efforts setting out the fundamental techniques related to the different types of welding including arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, as well as brazing and others.

This is an excellent choice for the newbie welders willing to get a proper and thorough understanding of the basics of welding and get familiarized with the most commonly used welding techniques, processes plus the equipment used. This is a handy reference work explaining the main welding processes as they have been developed, introduced and subsequently used in the industry. The application of the welding to model engineering has also been addressed in the present volume.

The main content of the textbook is divided into two halves supplemented with three appendices providing the information about the weld symbols, frequent welding defects and aids to assembly. This book also covers the exercises with mild steel, resistance welding, welding of pipes, MIG/TIG welding together with many other important technical aspects directly related to the welding.

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06.08.2017
SAFE USE OF ABRASIVE WHEELS

The present training booklet has been specifically designed by Videotel company with the intention to provide the crew members and all other people dealing with the use of the abrasive wheels with all necessary information and safety precautions to be taken.

The book starts with the short introduction followed with the practical tips for the storage and maintenance of subject equipment, and keeping the wheels in good operational and working condition - starting from making the right choice when selecting the wheel and checking the markings on the wheel and manufacturer's code.

The next chapter is dedicated to the actual use of the wheels, starting from the preparation of the wheels for work an checking their condition and fitness, through mounting the wheel onto portable and static machines, basic safety matters and equipment used for provision of the safe work, safety precautions to take and safety measures to be implemented and followed to make the work safe, and also main do's and don'ts to be considered when using the portable machines.

Then there is a summary of the information provided in the booklet and several question for assessment of your understanding. Appendices contained in the last section of the booklet provide the legislation-related information, useful case studies and further resources to check.

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