SECTION IX

Subject
QW-184 and QW-322.1, Production Welds, Revoking Welder Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-200.4(b), Combining Procedure Qualification Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-403.5, Qualification of Dissimilar Group Number Base Metals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-404.36, Filler Metals, Testing of Recrushed Slag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-407.1, Welding Procedure Specification, Postweld Heat Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-407.4, Qualified Thickness Range When Exceeding the PWHT Upper Transformation Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-409.1, Electrical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-409.8, QW-256, SFA Specifications, GTAW Electrode Characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Interpretation
IX-04-21 IX-04-18 IX-04-16 IX-04-19 IX-04-20 IX-04-22 IX-92-69 IX-04-17

File No.
BC05-528 BC05-025 BC04-1418 BC05-026 BC05-293 BC04-1301 BC05-635 BC05-024

SFA Specifications. 1. Qualification of Dissimilar Group Number Base Metals Date Issued: March 8. Interpretation: IX-04-16 Subject: QW-403. Group 1 material? Reply (2): No. 2005 File: BC05-635 Note: Interpretation IX-92-69 has been withdrawn. 2005 File: BC04-1418 Question (1): A PQR is qualified with impact testing using API 5L X56. Does that PQR support a WPS for impact-tested welding API 5L X52 and X46 which are S-No. 1. .5. Group 2 material. Question (2): Does a PQR qualified with impact testing conducted using an unassigned material welded to an S-No.12 Table A1 for specific tungsten electrode diameters be specified in a WPS in accordance with Section IX? Reply: Yes. 1.1. GTAW Electrode Characteristics Date Issued: March 8. QW-256. Interpretation: IX-04-17 Subject: QW-409. Electrical Characteristics Date Issued: May 19.8. which is an S-No. Group 1 materials? Reply (1): No.Interpretation: IX-92-69 Subject: QW-409. 1. Group 2 material support a WPS for welding the same unassigned material to S-No. 2005 File: BC05-024 Question: May current levels outside the range of SFA 5.

Combining Procedure Qualification Records Date Issued: March 8. (38 mm) of SMAW deposit. Question (3): When impact tests are performed for both PQRs with acceptable results. Interpretation: IX-04-20 Subject: QW-407. 2005 File: BC05-025 Background: A combination GTAW and SMAW WPS is supported by two PQRs.1. 2005 File: BC05-293 Question: A WPS for joining P-No. without requalification of the procedure? Reply: Yes. (3 mm) of GTAW deposit. (13 mm) to 8 in. Question (1): Do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a base metal thickness range of 3⁄16 in. (13 mm) thick plates. PQR B is welded with GTAW and SMAW to join 1⁄2 in.Interpretation: IX-04-18 Subject: QW-200. 4 to P-No. be tested in accordance with Section II.36. (5 mm) to 8 in. which is also below the transformation temperature.17. Part C regardless of the source of slag? Reply: Yes. and 3 ⁄8 in. (38 mm) thick plates with 11⁄2 in. Interpretation: IX-04-19 Subject: QW-404.4(b). Welding Procedure Specification. (6 mm) for the GTAW process and 8 in. do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a base metal thickness range of 1⁄2 in. (200 mm) when impact testing is required? Reply (3): Yes. 2005 File: BC05-026 Question: Does QW-404. with 1⁄8 in.225°F ± 25°F. as defined in SFA-5. (200 mm) for the SMAW process? Reply (2): Yes. Testing of Recrushed Slag Date Issued: March 8. (10 mm) of SMAW deposit. PQR A is welded with SMAW to join 11⁄2 in.125°F ± 25°F. . 4 specifies that the PWHT be performed at 1. Filler Metals. (200 mm) when impact testing is not required? Reply (1): Yes. Question (2): Do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a maximum deposited weld metal thickness of 1⁄4 in.36 require that each batch or blend of recrushed slag. Postweld Heat Treatment Date Issued: March 8. May this WPS be revised to specify a PWHT performed at 1. which is below the lower transformation temperature for the material.

Is the welder required to produce fillet welds with legs having a maximum difference in length of 1⁄8 in. 2005 File: BC04-1301 Question: When variable QW-407. Revoking Welder Qualifications Date Issued: May 19.). P-Nos. Interpretation: IX-04-22 Subject: QW-407.Interpretation: IX-04-21 Subject: QW-184 and QW-322. Question (2): The same welder. 9A through 11B? Reply: Yes.1 times the thickness of the test coupon for ferrous P-Number materials.4 applies per QW-250 for test coupons with postweld heat treatment exceeding the upper transformation temperature. (3.2 mm) as per QW-184? Reply (1): No. . 1 through 7 and P-Nos. qualified for fillet welds by a qualification test on a plate groove weld. QW-184 does not apply to production welds.4. 2005 File: BC05-528 Question (1): A welder. qualified as per previous question.1(b)? Reply (2): Section IX does not establish criteria for revoking welder qualifications. Production Welds. Qualified Thickness Range When Exceeding the PWHT Upper Transformation Temperature Date Issued: May 27. versus 3⁄4 in. is required to weld a fillet weld of 3⁄8 in. Is this cause for questioning his/her ability to weld within the qualification parameters and revoke his/her qualification for fillet welds. is the maximum thickness qualified 1. produces fillet welds with one leg size twice the size of the other (3⁄8 in. (10 mm) leg on a nozzle-to-shell weld.1. in terms of QW-322.

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