MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
STEEL PLATES, RIVETS, SECTION AND BARS IN CARBON STEEL
Freedom from defects, etc.
Minor surface defects of the plates may be removed by mechanical
means to achieve a smooth level surface provided that the
minimum specified thickness is maintained. Surface defects
may be repaired by welding, only with approval of the Inspecting
Authority provided that the plate is stress relieved after
welding where necessary.