This is the second edition of CSA W55.3, Certification of companies for resistance welding of steel and aluminum. It supersedes the first edition, published in 1965 under the title Resistance Welding Qualification Code for Fabricators of Structural Members Used in Buildings.
This Standard specifies requirements for the certification of companies engaged in resistance welding of steel and aluminum.
This Standard specifies requirements for
(a) the qualification of personnel;
(b) the qualification of welding procedures; and
(c) process control procedures.
This Standard does not address safety issues associated with welding and welding practices. It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note: CAN/CSA-W117.2 addresses safety in welding.
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