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TIG Procedure

QW-408 .1 ± Trail or _ comp. X non Essential Gas .2 _ Single, mixture, or % X Essential .3 _ Flow rate X non Essential .5 ± or _ Backing flow X non Essential .9 − Backing or _ comp. X Essential .10 _ Shielding or trailing X Essential Weder TIG

QW-408 Gas QW-408.1 The addition or deletion of trailing shielding gas and/or a change in its composition.
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QW-408.2 A separate procedure qualification is required for each of the following conditions: (a) a change from a single shielding gas to any other single shielding gas (b) a change from a single shielding gas to a mixture of shielding gasses, and vice versa (c) a change in the specified percentage composition of a shielding gas mixture (d) the addition or omission of shielding gas The AWS classification of SFA-5.32 may be used to specify the shielding gas composition. QW-408.3 A change in the specified flow rate range of the shielding gas or mixture of gases. QW-408.4 A change in the composition of the orifice or shielding gas. QW-408.5 The addition or deletion of gas backing, a change in backing gas composition, or a change in the specified flow rate range of the backing gas. QW-408.6 Any change of environment shielding such as from vacuum to an inert gas, or vice versa. QW-408.7 A change in the type of fuel gas. QW-408.8 The omission of inert gas backing except that requalification is not required when welding a single welded butt joint with a backing strip or a double-welded butt joint or a fillet weld. This exception does not apply to P-No. 51 through P-No. 53, P-No. 61 through P-No. 62, and P-No. 10I metals. QW-408.9 For groove welds in P-No. 41 through P-No. 49 and all welds of P-No. 10I, P-No. 10J, P-No. 10K, P-No. 51 through P-No. 53, and P-No. 61 through P-No. 62 metals, the deletion of backing gas or a change in the nominal composition of the backing gas from an inert gas to a mixture including non-inert gas(es). QW-408.10 For P-No. 10I, P-No. 10J, P-No. 10K, P-No. 51 through P-No. 53, and P-No. 61 through P-No. 62 metals, the deletion of trailing shielding gas, or a change

in the nominal composition of the trailing gas from an inert gas to a mixture including non-inert gas(es). backing gas.12 A change of more than 5% in the flow rate of one or more of the following: shielding gas. QW-408.11 The addition or deletion of one or more of the following: (a) shielding gas (b) trailing shielding gas (c) backing gas (d) plasma-removing gas QW-408. or a decrease of 10% or more in the trailing gas flow rate. and plasma-removing gas. trailer shielding gas. .