COURSE NAME:ASME Sec IX, Welding and Brazing


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Pressure Vessels and Piping play vital role in Process and Power Generation Plants. If not properly fabricated Pressure Vessels and Piping suffers many leakages/ failures near weld at Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). These failures lead to major shutdowns results in loss the production or loss to power generation

  • This seminar is designed for individuals responsible for preparing, qualifying and reviewing welding procedures and welders' qualifications in accordance with section IX of the ASME Code. Participants will be able to apply the rules of section IX as they pertain to the development of welding procedures specifications and welder qualifications.
  • A thorough study on WPS / PQR / Welder qualification is done. A logical approach to implementations is discussed that could help eliminate costly confusion when preparing welding procedures and qualifying welders.

Day 1

Session 1

  • Benchmark Quiz
  • What are codes and standards
  • Objectives of codes and standards
  • Understanding of codes and standards
  • Stated and implied requirement of codes.
  • Overview of ASME codes.

Session 2

  • Concept of Welding
  • Various Welding Processes
  • Discussions on SMAW
  • Discussions on GTAW Session 3
  • Discussions on GMAW
  • Discussions on FCAW
  • Discussions on SAW

Day 2

Session 1

  • Points to recall day 1
  • Concept of Primary Stresses
  • Concept of ‘Required’ Ductility
  • Introduction to Tensile Test and Its significance
  • Introduction To Bending Test and Its significance

Session 2

  • Basics of Metallurgy of Steel
  • Basics of Welding Metallurgy
  • Materials of Constructions for Pressure vessels and Pipings
  • Introduction to ‘P’ nos and ‘S’ nos in ASME Codes

Session 3

  • Welding Requirements from Other Codes
  • Detrimental Effects of Heat of Welding in adjoining Base metal.
  • Significance Of Pre Heating and PWHT
  • Hardness Requirement by other codes

Day 3

Session 1

  • Points to recall day – 2
  • Discussions on AWS Specifications Of Carbon Steel Welding Rods
  • AWS Specifications Of Low Alloy Steel Welding Rods and Filler wires
  • AWS Specifications Of High Alloy Steel Welding Rods and Filler wires

Session 2

  • Introduction to ASME Sec. IX
  • Purpose and Scope of Section IX
  • Difference Between Procedure Qualification and Performance Qualification
  • General Common Requirements Of Sec IX for both qualifications

Session 3

  • Part II of Sec IX: Performance Qulification
  • Introduction to Welding variables
  • Concept Of Essential and Non Essential variables
  • Supplementary Essential Variables

Day 4

Session 1

  • Points to recall day – 3
  • Introduction to ‘A’ and ‘F’ numbers
  • Understanding of Qualification Range
  • Required Mechanical tests

Session 2

  • Review of standard WPS
  • Preparation Of Required PQR
  • Introduction To Road Map for qualification Of PQR and WPS
  • Review Of PQR and WPS

Session 3

  • Introduction to Welder’s qualification (WPQ)
  • Various Welding Positions
  • Essential Variables for WPQ
  • Diameter limitations for Welder Qualification
  • Home work on Review Of PQR - WPS

Day 5

Session 1

  • Points to Recall Day 4
  • Review Of Home Work
  • Preparation Of PQR for additional welding process

Session 2

  • Review Of PQR and WPS
  • Discussions of WPS and PQR of different Welding Processes
  • Review Of WPQ
  • Documentation and Record Retention

Session 3

  • Final Exam – Closed Book
  • Final Exam – Open Book
  • Feed Back
  • Concluding session ASME Sec IX Course


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Who Should Attend? This course is suitable for engineers / supervisors, managers who desires to have through knowledge on ASME Section IX, Welding Qualifications and those who come across day to day in practical, the usage of the above code.
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