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ASME SECTION IX Date: 13 - 16 February 2012 (4 Days) Venue: Puchong, Selangor


Carbon/Alloy Steels


for Engineers, Inspectors & Experienced Tradesmen

To understand the proper use and interpretation of ASME B&PV Section IX Code - Welding Qualifications, this course starts with a 2-day review of the Code and the welding portions of related ASME construction codes (Section I, VIII-1, B31.1, and B31.3), followed by one day of studying the welding metallurgy that ASME IX is based on. It is also intended to prepare exam candidates for the ABSA Welding Examiner Paper #4 on Regulations and Codes and some parts of Paper #2 covering properties and structures of metals, welding metallurgy and material specifications (i.e., steel manufacturing will not be covered).


Inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with new welding procedure and welder qualifications for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping. This course is also designed to assist ABSA Welding Examiner, Pressure Equipment Inspector and CSA W178.2 exam candidates, although it is not a prerequisite that you be an exam candidate

This Course will covered the following Topic:

Safety Codes Acts - Overview of Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations - Pressure Welders Regulation General Review to ASME IX - General requirements - Procedure qualifications - Performance qualifications - Welding data ASME Section IX-WPS, PQR, WPQ Reviews - Several workshops will be conducted to allow each participant to develop the required skills to review WPS, PQR and WPQ documents. Basic Metallurgy of Carbon and Alloy Steels - Basic carbon steel metallurgy (crystalline structures, grains, microstructures :ferrite, pearlite, banite, martensite) - using the Fe-Fe3C phase diagram in practical terms - common heat treatments for carbon steel and affect on mechanical properties (annealing, normalizing, quench and tempering) - Ductile to brittle behaviour of steelsgrain size (ASTM No.1), microstructures, low temperature notch toughness, and anisotropy. - Alloying steels and their effects on hardenability and weldability. - Material test reports and what they really mean. Welding Metallurgy of Carbon and Alloy Steels - The various weld zones and metallurgical heat affected zones using fundamental principles of welding metallurgy. - Use of carbon equivalence to predict weldability. - Hydrogen assisted cracking related to welding (toe cracking, cold craking, delayed cracking, HAZ cracking and underbead cracking. - Preheating and postweld heat treat in practical terms to avoid cracking and improve weldability. Base Metal and Filler Metal Specifications (ASME Section II Parts A and C) - classification of steels - UNS, SAE, ASTM, ASME - ASME SFA-5.1 and SFA-5.5 Developing a WPS/PQR for ASME Sec.VIII-I, B31.1, B31.3 - Each attendee will participate in a group workshop to write new construction and maintenance welding procedure in accordance with ASME Section VIIIPressure Vessel, ASME B31.1-Power Boilers & ASME B31.3-Process Piping. - These welding procedures will be reviewed and discussed in detail during class. Assignments, Tutorials and Workshop: Several workshops covering WPS, PQR and WPQ sample exam questions will be conducted, with take-home assignments handed out at the class. A review of the take home assignments will be covered the following mornings. Each attendee will participate in a group workshop to write new construction and maintenance welding procedures in accordance with ASME Section I - Power Boilers, ASME Section VIII - Pressure Vessels, ASME B31.1 - Power Boilers and ASME B31.3 - Process Piping. These welding procedures will be reviewed and discussed in detail during the class.


John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering for over 30 years. He is a certified API 510, 570, 653 inspector, with the API 571 supplemental certification. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), SAE Division 1 (Carbon and Alloy Steels), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Inc. and CASTI Publishing Inc.
Required Code Documents:
All participants must bring ASME Section IX Code to this class. These code documents can be purchased from CASTI. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by iTC Skills/CASTI.

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iTC Skills Development Sdn Bhd

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4 Days Course: February 13 - 16, 2012
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