ISO/TR 17671-3 gives general guidance for the satisfactory production and control of welding and details the possible detrimental phenomena that may occur with advice on methods by which they may be avoided. It is generally applicable to all stainless steels and is appropriate regardless of the type of fabrication involved, although the application standard may have additional requirements. Permissible design stresses in welds, methods of testing and acceptance levels are not included because they depend on the service conditions of fabrication.
This part of ISO/TR 17671 gives general recommendations for the fusion welding of stainless steels. Specific details relevant to austenitic, austenitic-ferritic, ferritic and martensitic stainless steels are given in annexes A to D.