A "welded end" is the termination point of a welded joint or seam. In various applications, materials are joined together using welding techniques, and the point where the welding process ends is referred to as the welded end.
Here are a few uses for welded ends
- Piping and Tubing - In industries like plumbing, construction, and manufacturing, pipes and tubes are often welded together to create longer sections or complex structures. The point where the welding process is completed is called the welded end.
- Metal Fabrication - When metal parts or components are assembled through welding, the points where the welding is finished are the welded ends. This could be in structural steelwork, automotive manufacturing, or other metalworking industries.
- Welded Joints - In general, any type of welded joint has two ends: the starting point and the ending point. Both ends are considered welded ends because they mark the termination of the welding process for that specific joint.
- Welded Seams - Similar to joints, seams created through welding also have two ends where the welding process begins and ends. These points are the welded ends of the seam.
The quality and integrity of the welded ends are crucial for the overall strength and reliability of the welded structure or component. Proper welding techniques, appropriate filler materials, and adherence to welding standards are essential to ensure that the welded ends are strong, durable, and free from defects that could compromise the joint's performance.
Description used to describe an end connection type. A non beveled end type connection would be used on a socket weld or a slip on flange type connection. A beveled end type connection is required when butt welding two materials. When butt welding, both pipe pieces must be prepared (beveled) on site for a precise fit.
May be also described as a plain end (PE) or a beveled end (PE).