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AWS C3.4, Specification for Torch Brazing and C3.5, Specification for Induction Brazing, is prepared by the AWS Brazing and Soldering

AWS D15.1 Official Interpretation

Subject: Class 1 Welds

Document: AWS D15.1/D15.1M:2007, Railroad Welding Specification for Cars and Locomotives

Provision: Page 5, subclause

Inquiry: Within the context of AWS D15.1/D15.1M:2007, where and what is the proper
definition of a Class 1 weld?

Response: Definition for a Class 1 weld:

A Class 1 weld is defined as a structural weld requiring the most stringent level of
inspection. The determination of a Class 1 weld is the responsibility of the designer and
shall be noted on the manufacturing drawings. D15.1 provides the acceptance criteria

Reference Table 17.1 in AWS D15.1/D15.1M:2007