Tensile test is performed on welded test specimen as part of the weld procedure (WPS / WPQR) qualification, welder qualification, weld performance qualification and Production weld qualification. Generally, a transverse tensile test is performed where the weld metal is oriented transverse in the centre of the specimen. A longitudinal tensile test is performed when the weld metal qualification is required or WPS qualification demands.

AS 2205.2, EN 895 and ASME IX QW 150 are some of the common standards applied to perform weld tensile test.