This is an introductory course to provide the basic understanding of welding and metallurgy as they apply to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX - Welding Qualifications and related ASME construction codes. To accomplish this objective, the course starts with the fundamentals of welding, weldability, and joint design before covering some common welding processes, followed by a review of the use of ASME Sec. IX for procedure and performance qualifications. Additionally, a review of base metal and welding metallurgy ensures the intent and application of ASME Sec. IX requirements are understood, including a review of sample Welding Procedure Specifications. The last portion of the course covers the welding portions of related ASME construction codes (Section VIII-1, B31.1, and B31.3) and how ASME Sec. IX interacts with each.
NOTE: This course is also recommended as a pre-requisite to prepare exam candidates for the ABSA Welding Examiner and CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer certifications. CASTI offers further training specific to those certifications.
Inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with welding procedure and welder qualifications for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection of pressure equipment, including piping, vessels, etc. This course is also designed to assist ABSA Welding Examiner, Pressure Equipment Inspector, CSA W47.1 and CSA W178.2 exam candidates.
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 3 days of the live session.
All participants must bring the ASME Section IX Code to this class. Copies of ASME B31.1, B31.3 and Section VIII Div. 1 are recommended. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
Matthew Yarmuch MSc, PEng, IWE is a professional materials and welding engineer, involved in engineering consulting, quality management, research, training and project management. Matthew is a University of Alberta graduate BSc (Materials Engineering) and MSc (Welding Engineering).
Matthew is the president of MattCo Engineering Solutions Inc. and supports the energy, fabrication, and construction sectors. Matthew is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta and Chair of the Alberta Welder Optimization Committee (AWOC) and is active in code committees and local technical societies.