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WPSAmerica.com AWS D1.6 (Structural Welding Code-Stainless Steel) Quick Review on Performance Qualification (References: AWS D1.

6, Section 4 (Part B), Table 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7) 1-Guide (Limitation of Variables) General Requirements: AWS D1.6, 4.7.5, Base Metal: Qualification on any one of materials, as shown in clause 1.2, shall be considered as qualification to weld any material permitted in this code. With the approval of the engineer, performance qualification test coupon may be with any of Group I or II of AWS D1.1. Qualification with any one of those materials shall be considered as qualification to weld any material permitted in this code. AWS D1.6, 4.7.12, Tack Welding: This code does not recognize tack welders. Tack welding shall be done by qualified welders or operators. Essential Variables: Process, Position, Vertical progression, Omission of backing material (if used on the test). 2-Guide (Thickness of Base Metal Range) AWS D1.6, Table 4.3: Test on Plate or Pipe, Groove Welds*: T: Thk. of Test Coupon; t: Thk. of Qualified Deposited Weld T up to 3/8 in. (10 mm), incl.: Qualified Thickness Range: 1/16 in. (2 mm) Min., 2t Max. T over 3/8 in. (10 mm) to less than 3/4 in. (20 mm): Qualified Thickness Range: 1/8 in. (3 mm) Min., 2t Max. T from 3/4 in. (20 mm) and over: Qualified Thickness Range: 1/8 in. (3 mm) Min., Maximum to be welded *Groove qualifies fillet welds within limitation of Table 4.3 and 4.4 (See AWS D1.6, Table 4.3 for Test Figures) Small Pipe Diameter Fillet-Weld Test*: OD of Test Coupon in. (mm) OD-Qualified in. (mm) Less than 1 (25) Max. size welded 1 (25) to less than 2-7/8 (73) 1 (25) and over 2-7/8 (73) and over 2-7/8 (73) and over 2-7/8 in. (73 mm) OD=NPS 2-1/2 (65) *Qualified Thickness limited to minimum WPS limits to unlimited. (See AWS D1.6, Table 4.3 for Test Figures) PAGE 1 OF 2 WPSAmerica.com

WPSAmerica.com AWS D1.6 (Structural Welding Code-Stainless Steel) 3-Guide (Position) (I) AWS D1.6, Table 4.4, Groove* (Plate and Pipe) Position Tested Position Qualified Plate or Pipe (A) (B) (C) 1G F F F 1G Rotated F F F, H 2G F, H F, H F, H 3G F, V F F, H, V 4G F, O F F, H, O 5G F, V, O F, V, O All 6G All All All (A) Groove, Plate and Pipe Over 24 in. (600 mm) OD (B) Groove, Pipe 2-7/8 in. (73 mm) to 24 in. (600 mm) OD, incl. (C) Fillet, Plate and Pipe 2-7/8 in. (73 mm) [NPS 2-1/2] and over Groove* Test on Smaller Pipe Diameter: Outside Diameter OD-Qualified OD of Test Coupon in. (mm) Groove in. (mm) Less than 1 (25) Size welded and over 1 (25) through 2-7/8 (73) 1 (25) and over Over 2-7/8 (73) 2-7/8 (73) and over 2-7/8 in. (73 mm) OD=NPS 2-1/2 (65) * Groove qualifies fillet welds on all diameters for pipe-fillet * Vertical uphill to downhill or vice versa is essential variable

(II) AWS D1.6, Table 4.4, Fillet (Plate and Pipe) Position Tested Position Qualified Plate or Pipe* Fillet 1F, 1F Rotated F 2F, 2FR F, H 3F F, H, V 4F F, H, O 5F All * Pipe 2-7/8 in. (73 mm) OD (NPS 2-1/2) and over * Vertical uphill to downhill or vice versa is essential variable PAGE 2 OF 2 WPSAmerica.com