AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010An American National StandardSpecification forBrazing Procedureand PerformanceQualification

AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010An American National StandardApproved by theAmerican National Standards InstituteJuly 7, 2009Specification forBrazing Procedure andPerformance Qualification3rd EditionSupersedes ANSI/AWS B2.2-91Prepared by theAmerican Welding Society (AWS) B2 Committee on Procedure and Performance QualificationUnder the Direction of theAWS Technical Activities CommitteeApproved by theAWS Board of DirectorsAbstractThis specification provides the requirements for qualification of brazing procedure specifications, brazers, and brazingoperators for manual, mechanized, and automatic brazing. The brazing processes included are torch brazing, furnacebrazing, diffusion brazing, resistance brazing, dip brazing, infrared brazing, and induction brazing. Base metals, brazingfiller metals, brazing fluxes, brazing atmospheres, and brazing joint clearances are also included.550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126

AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010International Standard Book Number: 978-0-87171-762-7American Welding Society550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126 2009 by American Welding SocietyAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States of AmericaAmended: April 22, 2010Photocopy Rights. No portion of this standard may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in anyform, including mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyrightowner.Authorization to photocopy items for internal, personal, or educational classroom use only or the internal, personal, oreducational classroom use only of specific clients is granted by the American Welding Society provided that the appropriatefee is paid to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, tel: (978) 750-8400; Internet: .ii

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AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010PersonnelAWS B2 Committee on Procedure and Performance QualificationJ. J. Fluckiger, ChairJ. L. Cooley, 1st Vice ChairE. W. Beckman, 2nd Vice ChairS. Morales, SecretaryL. P. ConnorW. D. DotyE. H. GrayB. J. HableM. HerrleR. A. LaFaveK.Y. LeeK. M. McTagueA. S. OlivaresJ. F. PikeW. M. RuofJ. J. SekelyM. R. StoneG. M. Wisbrock, Jr.R. K. WiswesserIdaho National LaboratoryJ. C. & Associates, IncorporatedInternational Training InstituteAmerican Welding SocietyConsultantDoty and Associates, IncorporatedU.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionFord Motor CompanyArise, IncorporatedElliott Company, IncorporatedThe Lincoln Electric CompanyFactory MutualHSB Global StandardsNASA Langley Research CenterBechtel Plant Machinery, IncorporatedWelding Services, IncorporatedCanadian Welding BureauLockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (Retired)Welder Training and Testing InstituteAdvisors to the AWS B2 Committee on Procedure and Performance QualificationW. L. BallisJ. D. DuncanN. K. KanayaB. B. MacDonaldA. W. SindelC. E. Spaeder, Jr.W. J. SperkoR. F. WaiteConsultantConsultantBEAR Testing LaboratoryConsultantAlstom Power, IncorporatedAristech Chemical CorporationSperko Engineering ServicesConsultantAWS B2A Subcommittee on Brazing QualificationJ. L. Cooley, ChairS. Morales, SecretaryJ. J. FluckigerL. GuimaraesR. A. LaFave*R. L. PeasleeW. J. SperkoK. P. ThornberryG. M. Wisbrock, Jr.R. K. WiswesserJ. C. & Associates, IncorporatedAmerican Welding SocietyIdaho National LaboratoryNational Automotive CorporationElliott Company, IncorporatedWall Colmonoy CorporationSperko Engineering ServicesCare Medical, IncorporatedLockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Retired)Welder Training and Testing Institute*Deceasedv

AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010Advisors to the AWS B2A Subcommittee on Brazing QualificationW. D. RupertJ. J. SekelyC. E. Spaeder, Jr.Wolverine Joining TechnologiesWelding Services, IncorporatedAristech Chemical Corporationvi

AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010ForewordThis foreword is not part of AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010, Specification for Brazing Procedureand Performance Qualification, but is included for informational purposes only.The AWS B2 Committee on Procedure and Performance Qualification was formed in 1979. The first edition of B2.1,Standard for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification, was published in 1984. This standard introduced theconcept of Standard Welding Procedure Specifications (SWPSs) in addition to a set of rules for qualifying weldingprocedures, welders, and welding operators. The following edition, renamed B2.1:1998, Specification for WeldingProcedure and Performance Qualification, was an extensive revision of B2.1-84. The Committee has published sixtytwo Standard Welding Procedure Specifications; B2.2, Specification for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification; B2.3, Specification for Soldering Procedure and Performance Qualification; and B2.4, Specification for WeldingProcedure and Performance Qualification for Thermoplastics.This is the third edition of AWS B2.2, Specification for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification. AWS B2.2was first published in 1985. AWS B2.2-85, Standard for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification, was firstrevised in 1991. This edition supersedes B2.2-91 and has renamed the standard. Also incorporated into this standard arefour amendments correcting to require a minimum overlap, standardizing the magnification requirements formacroetch tests in and, and clarifying verbiage for visual examination in 5.2.1. Underlined text in clauses,tables, or figures indicates an editorial or technical change from the 1991 edition. A vertical line in the margin also indicatesa revision from the 1991 edition.This standard originated in the B2A Subcommittee on Brazing Qualification. The B2A Subcommittee was formed in theearly 1980s in order to explicitly address the unique requirements of brazing procedure and brazing performance qualification outside the spectrum of B2.1, Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification.Comments and suggestions for the improvement of this standard are welcome. They should be sent to the Secretary,AWS B2 Committee on Procedure and Performance Qualification, American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Road,Miami, FL 33126.vii

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AWS B2.2/B2.2M:2010Table of ContentsPage No.Personnel .vForeword.viiList of Tables.xList of Figures.xList of Forms .x1.Scope.11.1 Base Metals.11.2 Filler Metals.22.Normative References .23.Terms and Definitions .34.Brazing Procedure Qualification .44.1 General.44.2 Test Brazements and Acceptance Criteria .54.3 Qualification Variables .75.Brazing Performance Qualification .