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1st to Consider in Qualifying a WPS is the Contract and Scope of Welding Work Involved

1st to Consider in Qualifying a WPS is the Contract and Scope of Welding Work Involved

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1st to Consider in Qualifying a WPS is the Contract and Scope of Welding Work Involved
1st to Consider in Qualifying a WPS is the Contract and Scope of Welding Work Involved

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1st to consider in qualifying a WPS is the contract and scope of welding work involved.

You will analyze the base material as per the contract, scope of work and any other specification or drawings involved. 1. Check the material type and grades involves 2. Check the thickness range of the material 3. Check if the contract references any ASME B31 series code. Requirements like pre-heat, PWHT, impact test, etc can be obtained from such codes. 4. Make selection of the welding process. This is based on the base metal type, the resources / equipment in your company. Your knowledge of Welding engineering economics is involved. Your client requirement will also be considered. 5. Make selection of the filler metal. this should match with the base metal both chemical and mechanical properties. 6. All the above consideration including other welding conditions / parameters should be put together in a format similar to the one in ASME as Welding Procedure Specification Proposal (WPSP). This is your preliminary WPS. The WPSP should include all the essential, non-essential, and supplementary essential variables as per the welding process you selected. See ASME IX QW-250. The WPSP must be reviewed and approved by your client or senior officer that is experience in welding engineering. 7. Then, get a good welder to perform the Welding Procedure Qualification Test (WPQT) using the specified welding conditions in the WPSP. Generally, there is always some difference between WPSP parameters (current, volts, speed, etc) and the actual parameters obtained during welding. The exact welding parameters used during WPQT should be recorded in Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) format. 8. The WPSP will then be revised with the parameters in the WPQR with all the qualified range as per ASME IX and any other applicable specification or client requirements. This revised WPSP will now become the WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATION (WPS). 9. The WPS will be signed / certified by the welding engineer before production use.

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