ASME Section-IX Training for welders WPS qualification


The ASME code is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard that regulates the design, development and construction of boilers and pressure vessels. ASME Section IX specifies the requirements for the qualification of welders and the welding procedure specifications employed when welding in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure code and the ASME B3 code for pressure piping.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to ASME Section IX

2. ASME Section Part QG Training module

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Organization of ASME BPVC Codes

Organization of ASME BPVC Codes

The user of Section IX should be aware of how Section IX is organized. It is divided into four Parts: general requirements, welding, brazing, and plastic fusing.

Each Part i.e. QW, QB and QF addressing a material joining process is then divided into Articles.

The Articles for each material joining process deal with the following:

  • general requirements specifically applicable to the material joining process (Article I Welding, Article XI Brazing, and Article XXI Plastic Fusing)
  • procedure qualifications (Article II Welding, Article XII Brazing, and Article XXII Plastic Fusing)
  • performance qualifications (Article III Welding, Article XIII Brazing, and Article XXIII Plastic Fusing)
  • data (Article IV Welding, Article XIV Brazing, and Article XXIV Plastic Fusing)
  • standard welding procedure specifications (Article V Welding)

These articles contain general references and guides that apply to procedure and performance qualifications such as positions, type and purpose of various mechanical tests, acceptance criteria, and the applicability of Section IX.

ASME Section IX

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