Document GL-0042-E was published on 20 November 2023.
These Guidelines provide practical information for ship owners, operators, designers, and manufacturers on approval and inspection of Laser-arc hybrid welding used for joining steels on ships.
The document covers a range of topics related to Laser-arc hybrid welding, including general guidelines, production weld tests, welding operator qualifications, and more.
The guidelines emphasize the importance of appropriate management of welding properties, such as light reflection of the surface, and provide a schematic diagram of the Laser-arc hybrid welding process.
The document also includes notes on the total length of the guidelines and how often they may be amended or upgraded as technology develops.