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Repair and maintenance of parts and components is carried out as a logical procedure that ensures the production of a usable and safe component or it can be approached haphazardly. This article describes the requirements and repair techniques of arc and oxyfuel welding processes to repair weld defects and structural failures. It further discusses the preliminary assessment and base-metal preparation involved in weld repair. Furthermore, the article provides information on the general repair guidelines that are followed to ensure successful weld repairs of both ferrous (carbon steels, cast irons, and stainless steels) and nonferrous (titanium) base metals.

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Vern Sutter, Robert J. Dybas, Repair Welding, Welding, Brazing and Soldering, Vol 6, ASM Handbook, Edited By David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards, ASM International, 1993, p 1103–1107,

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