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ASME BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications

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This course covers the layout, scope, and use of ASME BPV Code, Section IX through illustrative examples. It explains and demonstrates the rules for qualification of welding and brazing procedures and personnel. Participants learn about the basic rules for the use of Section IX in conjunction with other construction codes. These rules include the identification of responsibilities for procedure and personnel qualification as well as the activities that can be subcontracted by the manufacturer.

The course also presents basic characteristics of the welding processes as a basis for understanding the essential and nonessential variables that are listed for the qualification of procedures and personnel. Some basic metallurgy is presented to explain the philosophy supporting the essential variable rules of the Code. Examples of welding procedure and personnel qualification documentation are also presented to demonstrate how the essential and nonessential variables are identified and documented. Finally, a brief discussion and demonstration will be conducted to show how supplementary essential variables can be addressed when impact toughness is required.

Each participant will receive a copy of the codebook, BPVC Section IX - Welding, Brazing & Fusing Qualifications.

Participants should have an introductory background in Section IX.

You Will Learn To

  • Describe the layout and scope of Section IX
  • Explain the qualification of procedures & personnel in Section IX
  • Identify basic features of the commonly used welding processes
  • Explain the concept of carbon equivalent and hardenability of steels
  • Identify nonessential variables and essential variables in the WPS
  • Explain how to prepare and modify the PQR and WPS from fundamental data
  • Identify supplementary essential variables

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Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers, supervisors, quality assurance/control personnel, auditors, and other technical personnel working in the boiler, pressure vessel, petrochemical, biopharmaceutical, or other industry whose welding qualifications are governed by ASME BPV Code Section IX.

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