electric resistance welding

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resistance welding

A group of welding processes in which coalescence is produced by the heat obtained from resistance of the work to the flow of electric current in a circuit of which the work is a part, and by the application of pressure.
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For the record, the electric resistance welding (ERW) process is not just an early process, it is an ongoing process still used in a significant number of pipes, mostly 24-inch and below.
A recently published article in the Wall Street Journal by Alison Sider referred to the oil pipeline failure in Mayflower, AR by saying the cause, according to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) website, can be attributed to "..some types of an early welding process called electric resistance welding." It goes on to say the "process hasn't been used on new pipelines since 1970 ..."
Nakata, "Dynamic observations of welding phenomena and finite element analysis in high-frequency electric resistance welding," Welding International, vol.