ASME Section IX - Welding Codes and Metallurgy

Parts QG and QW

Date: October 17-20, 2022
Earn: 32 PDH
Price: $2595
Attendance:
Remote Online Attendance*
or
In-Person Attendance at:
(COVID-19 permiting)*
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0Z1 Canada
780-423-2450
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate


Attendance Options

Remote Online Attendance:
participants attend remotely (from home or workplace) and interact with the live instructor through an online video meeting on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.
In-Person Attendance:
participants attend in-person (at the Holiday Inn Express location) and interact with the live instructor on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with new welding procedure and welder qualifications for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping. This course is also designed to help prepare exam candidates for Alberta Welding Examiner (Papers 3 and 4) and CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer certifications. See Welding Examiner Candidates or CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer Candidates below.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 4 days of the scheduled training.

Course Outline

Alberta Safety Codes Acts
  • Overview of Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations and Pipeline Codes in Canada
  • Overview of CSA, ASME and related Codes for New Construction and In-Service Integrity
  • Overview of Pressure Welders Regulation
General Review of ASME IX
  • Detailed Review of Part QG – General Requirements
  • Detailed Review of Part QW - Welding Articles
    • Article I – Welding General Requirements – QW-100
      • Test Positions and Specimen Removal
      • Tests: Tension, Guided-Bend, and Impact Specimens, and Acceptance Criteria
    • P-Numbers QW-420, F-Numbers QW-430, and A-Numbers QW-440
    • Article II – Welding Procedure Qualifications – QW-200
      • WPS and PQR Content, Changes, and Responsibilities (minimum requirements)
      • Welding Variables for WPS Qualification
        • How to use WPS Variable QW-250 Tables for SMAW, SAW, GMAW, and GTAW
    • Article III – Welder and Welding Operator Performance Qualifications (WPQ) – QW-300
      • Intent of Tests and Specimen Removal
      • Qualification by Mechanical Tests and Volumetric NDE, QW-302
      • How to use Welder Performance Essential Variable QW-350 and QW-416 Tables for SMAW, SAW, GMAW, and GTAW
      • Retests, Expiration, and Renewal of Qualification
      • Alberta Welders Regulations
        • Welder Performance Qualification Cards in Alberta
        • Expiration and Renewal of Qualification
      • Welding Operator Performance Essential Variables, QW-360
      • QW-423 Alternate Base Materials for Welder Qualification
        • How to Correctly Assign P-Numbers for Welder Performance Qualification Based on ABSA Guidelines
    • Article IV – Welding Data – QW-400
      • QW/QB-422 Table: Ferrous and Nonferrous P-Numbers Grouping of Base Metals for Qualification
      • QW-451 Tables: Procedure Qualification Thickness Limits and Test Specimens
      • QW-452 Tables: Performance Qualification Thickness Limits and Test Specimens
      • QW-461.9 Table: Performance Qualification – Position and Diameter Limitations
      • AB-76A and 76B Welding Documentation Forms
    • Article V – Standard Welding Procedure Specifications (SWPS) – QW-500
Introduction to:
  • Steel Products Using ASTM Standards
  • Steel Metallurgy and Heat Treatment Using ASTM Standards
  • Steel Welding Metallurgy

Workshop #1: ASME Section IX, Table QW/QB-422, P-No. and Group No.
  • Each attendee will develop the basis for establishing P-No. 1, Groups 1 to 4 as they appear in Table QW/QB422 by comparing base metal chemical composition, weldability, and mechanical properties.
  • This workshop will be reviewed several times during the course to further explain ASME Section IX requirements.
Workshop #2: Reviewing and Understanding Test Results for Procedure Qualification (QW-483)
  • Review a set of test results including:
    • ASME Section IX requirements for Test Reports
    • ASME Construction Code Requirements versus ASME IX Requirements
Workshop #3: Practicing with ASME Section IX, Section I, Section II Parts A and C, Section VIII-1, B31.1, and B31.3
  • As an exercise as part of developing a new WPS, each attendee will participate in this workshop to practice using:
    • ASME Section IX
    • Base Metal Specifications: ASME Section II Part A
    • Filler Metal Specifications: ASME Section II Part C
    • Construction Codes: ASME Section I, Section VIII-1, B31.1, and B31.3
  • At the completion of the Workshop, the instructor will interact with all attendees by discussing each Welding Variable, Filler Metal Selection, and Construction Code requirements as they relate to developing a WPS.


Learning Assessment

Learning self-assessment is performed through discussions, problem solving exercises, and workshops.

Required Code Documents

All participants must bring the ASME Section IX code to this course. If you require a copy, it can be purchased from CASTI when you register for the course. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.

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About the Instructor

John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long-time committee member of ASTM A01 Steels, A05 Coated Steels, B02 Nonferrous Alloys, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.