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AS / NZS 3992/Amdt 1/2000-04-28

STANDARDS AUSTRALIA / STANDARDS NEW ZEALAND


Amendment No. 1
to
AS / NZS 3992:1998
Pressure equipmentWelding and brazing qualification
REVISED TEXT
The 1998 edition of AS / NZS 3992 is amended as follows; the amendments should be inserted in the
appropriate place.

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SUMMARY : This Amendment applies to Clauses 1.4.12 and 2.1, Tables 2.1, 5.2 to 5.4 and 6.1, Clauses 7.4.2
and 7.7.1, Tables 7.1 and 7.2, Clauses 7.8.2, 8.2.2, 9.2 and 9.7, Tables 9.1 and 10.1 and Appendices B and
C.
Published on 28 April 2000.
Approved for publication in New Zealand on behalf of the Standards Council of New Zealand on 3 April
2000.
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Page 9 Clause 1.4.12


Note, delete Note and substitute the following:
NOTE: This definition is intended to include the use of prequalified welding procedures as
detailed in Section 2.

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Page 10 Clause 2.1

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Page 10 Table 2.1

Item (c) delete ; and and substitute but not Table 5.4 which does not apply to
prequalified procedures; and.

Second column, second line, delete effective and (see Table 5.1).

ISBN 0 7337 3316 6

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Page 21 Table 5.2


Delete Table 5.2 but not Notes and substitute the following:
Material group(s) of original
qualified welding procedure

Other material groups or combinations of steel groups


(see Note 1)

A1 to A1

A1 to A2 (see Note 2(b); A2 to A2 (see Note 2)

A1 to A2

A1 to A1; A2 to A2 (see Note 2)

A2 to A2

A1 to A1; A1 to A2

A3 to A1, A2 or A3

Nil

B to B
B to A2 or A1

B to A2 or A1
C to C

C to B, A2 or A1

C to B, A2 or A1
D1 to D1

D1 to D2 (Note 3), D1 to C

D2 to D2 (Note 3)

D2 (Note 2) to C, B, A2 or A1 (Note 4)

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D2 to C, B, A2
K to A1, A2, B, C, D1 or D2

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K to any lower ferritic steel group provided nickel based


alloy welding consumables are used (see Table 5.5)

Pages 22-23 Table 5.3


1

Material Group A1, third column, insert ASTM A 106B.

Delete row for material Group D2 and substitute the following:


Alloy steel (3 total
alloy <10)

D2

2Cr-1Mo

5A

5Cr-Mo;
9Cr-1Mo;
9Cr-1Mo-V

5B

1
1
2

Material Group H, third column, insert 12Cr-1Mo-V(W).

Insert new material group following Ti 52 as follows:


Zirconium

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Zr 61

Unalloyed Zr

99.0 Zr

61

Zr 62

Alloyed Zr

95.5 Zr-2.5 Nb

62

Page 23 Table 5.4


Item 4, second column, delete text and substitute the following:
Single or multi-run manual metal-arc (except for Item 2), submerged arc, gas-tungsten arc, gas metalarc welding (except short-circuiting arc transfer) and flux cored-arc welding.

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Page 33 Table 6.1


1

For test specimen Face bend, in columns 2 and 4 delete the number 1.

Note 11, delete Note and substitute the following:


11

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Refer to Figure 7.1 for location, size and number of test specimens.

Page 34 Notes to Table 6.1


Note 14, delete Note and substitute the following:
14

Single-sided welds require one face bend test and double-sided welds require one bend test for each
side.

Page 39 Clause 7.4.2


Insert new paragraph after the second paragraph as follows:

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Where the transverse tensile test uses multiple test specimens to represent the full test
piece and one test specimen fails, the test may be repeated with a full thickness test
piece.
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Page 41 Table 7.1


Insert the following at the end of Table 7.1:

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Unalloyed Zr

10t

Zr 62

Alloyed Zr

10t

Page 42 Clause 7.7.1


Delete Item (e) and substitute the following:
(e)

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Zr 61

Where impact testing is required in accordance with Note 2(b) to Table 10.1 of this
Standard, the test temperature shall be as specified in Note 2(b) to Table 10.1.

Page 44 Table 7.2


1

Material Group K, Type Austenitic Cr-Ni steel (except steels to Note 7), delete
(except steels to Note 7) and substitute (except steels to Note 6).

Material Group K, Type Austenitic Cr-Ni steel (Note 7), delete (Note 7) and
substitute (Note 6).

Page 45 Table 7.2


Note 7, Item (a), delete ; and and substitute or welds without filler metal are made
between 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 321 and 347 materials; and.
Page 46 Clause 7.8.2
After Item (b), insert new paragraph as follows:
Excess weld reinforcement or penetration shall not be cause for rejection of a welding
procedure test but shall be reported.

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Page 49 Clause 8.2.2


Add new Item (c) as follows:
(c)

A reduction in the number of layers of weld metal.

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Page 52 Clause 9.2


1

Item (e), delete The first production weld and substitute Part of the first
production weld or a complete pipe weld.

Add new Item (f) as follows:


(f)

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The length of weld examined in a production weld or test piece shall be at


least 300 mm or the circumference of a pipe weld, whichever is less.

Page 53 Clause 9.7


1

Insert new second paragraph as follows:


Where the failure of a welder qualification is determined by radiographic or
ultrasonic examination of a test piece or production weld, an additional test piece
or production weld shall be made and examined in accordance with the
requirements of Clause 9.5.

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Second last and last paragraphs, first line, after the additional test, delete
specimens and substitute specimens, test piece or production weld.

Page 54 Table 9.1


1

Second column, Item 5:


Second line, delete specimen and substitute test piece and delete 20 mm and
substitute 10 mm (twice).

Second column, delete Item 6 and substitute the following:


Requalification is required when the pipe outside diameter is smaller than the following values:
(a)

D where D < 25 mm.

(b)

25 mm where 25 D < 73 mm.

(c)

73 mm where D 73 mm.

D = outside diameter of the welders test pipe.


NOTE: Requalification is not required for pipe diameters greater than the welders test pipe.
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Page 58 Table 10.1

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Page 81 Paragraph B2, Appendix B

Note 2(b), delete Table 2.6.2(b) and substitute Table 2.6.2.

Item (o), add last sentence Where a welding procedure is prequalified, insert
prequalified for the welding procedure number in the last paragraph of Figure B1.

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Page 82 Figure B1, Appendix B

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Page 83

Heading of Column 1 in Table, delete Testing location and substitute Pass number.
Paragraph C2, Appendix C

Item (h), insert new last sentence as follows:


Show the deposit thickness for each process for multiple pass process.

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Page 84 Figure C1, Appendix C


Delete figure and substitute the following:

PROCEDURE QUALIFICATION RECORD (PQR)


Company name

Shop

Welder

Address

Site

Date of test

Welding procedure No.


Weld type

Material
specification

Weld position

Group No.

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to
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(Material
thickness)
Pipe

Plate
Pipe
OD

mm
mm
mm

Thickness
range
qualified

. . . . . . . . . . mm
to
. . . . . . . . . . mm

Joint details
Root opening . .
Root face . . . .
Groove angle . .
Interrun cleaning

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Thermal treatment

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Heat No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plate No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joint detail (sketch)

Preheat . . . .
Max. interrun
PWHT . . . . .
Heating rate .
Cooling rate .

Pass sequence (sketch)


Show deposit thickness for each
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Welding details
Layer
No.

Runs per Welding


layer
process

Electrode
diameter

Electrode
Classification

Amps

Travel
Current Flux or
speed type and shielding
mm/min polarity
gas

Volts

NDE tests and


test certificate reference

Additional details

Arc
energy
kJ/mm

Mechanical tests and test


certificate reference

Test Cert. Ref.


Electrode stickout
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Shielding gas
flow rate

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Other

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Bends . . . . . . . .
Impacts . . . . . . .
Macro . . . . . . . .
Hardness . . . . . .
Other . . . . . . . . .

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Notes
The statements in this record are correct. The test welds were prepared, welded and tested in accordance with
the requirements of AS/NZS 3992.
Fabricator . . . . . . . . . . . .
Position
Date

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FIGURE C1

Organization
Date

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OF WELDING PROCEDURE