These notes are intended to provide practical guidelines for good workmanship. They are not intended as a substitute for weld design preparation, procedures, materials and quality as provided by the referenced standards.

The State of California Quality Assurance Inspection will conform to the contents of Exhibit B and guidelines and recommendations covered in reference publication AWS B1.11:2000. Table B contains a list of the most common weld defects and the criteria they shall be judged with for acceptance.