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ASME Section IX Updates

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2021 Edition

1998 through 2019 summaries are listed at the end of this page

For my thoughts on addressing QG-106 requirements qualification of those who will supervise and control welding of qualification test coupons, click here.

For the Section IX official paper on complying with QG-106, see:

Guidance on Welding Supervision During Qualification Testing 2021 Update

ASME SECTION IX SEMINAR

Learn how to use ASME Section IX

quickly, competently, completely and cost-effectively.

"How to Use ASME Section IX" sponsored by AWS will be live and face-to-face. A hard copy of Section IX is included in the course fee.

You will earn 24 PDHs towards your CWI or other certificaions renewal. . .

May 17/19 at AWS, Miami, FL

August 29/31 Charlotte, NC

October 25/27, Houston (The Woodlands) TX

December 6/8,2022, San Diego

Click here to register

Custom in-house seminars in Section IX and B31 codes are available directly from Sperko Engineering

Contact WSperko@bellsouth.net for options

What is the deal with Variables?

Do you really have to describe all the essential and nonessential variables for each process in a WPS?

And what does the Code mean by the term "describe?"

Find out in the White Paper "Auditing Welding Under ASME Section IX"

This paper was prepared and published by the ASME Standards Committee IX on Welding, Brazing and Fusing as a guide to the industry.

Do you know the difference between

3G (or PG) and the Vertical Position?

Hint: they are not the same. . . .

See the article in The Fabricator

http://www.thefabricator.com/ArcWelding/ArcWelding_Article.cfm?ID=1994

or

Download this 2MB Powerpoint-based explanation and find out!

Positions

Tired of looking up P-numbers?

See: http://pnumbers.com

How about trade names for UNS Numbers?

see: http://www.matweb.com/search/SearchUNS.aspx

 

Welder Qualification

Form QW-484A for Welders    Form QW-484B for Operators

For Maximum Efficiency in testing welders, use Supercoupons (i.e., a welder test coupon suitable for small-diameter qualification using two processes with the second process qualified for unlimited thickness), go to:

http://www.fischerengr.com/Testmatls.htm or http://www.trieng.com/

Thinking about getting a

"CODE STAMP?"

Steps for Obtaining an ASME Code Stamp or National Board R Stamp

Sperko Engineering can provide assistance with this. We will visit you to ensure you know the commitment you need to make to have a "Code Stamp" and do ASME Code work. We will prepare a custom QC Program in accordance with current ASME and/or National Board Requirements. We will conduct a day of training with your designated QC Manager and others on yor team who will be part of the QC Program. The ballpark cost to get an ASME Code Stamp, including purchase of Code Books, Stamp fee, preparation of a demonstration vessel or assembly, preliminary review by your Inspection Agency, audit by an ASME Consultant and your Inspection Agency supervisor, your time and the above services by Sperko Engineering is around $30,000. For National Board "R" Stamps, it's more like $20,000. These stamps get renewed every 3 years and the cost of new code books (now every two years) and audit is around $5,000 and $10,000 respectively. Your business plan needs to be able to justify these costs; however, organizations that hold "Code Stamps" are considered a couple of notches better than average, opening the door to new business opportunities. For a listing of those who already hold ASME Certificates, go to https://www.asme.org/codes-standards/publications-information/bpvc-resources or www.nationalboard.org where R-stamp holders are also listed.

ASME BOILER CODE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS

All ASME Technical Committee meetings are open to the public

(Section IX Subgroups meet on Monday of the weeks listed below,

and the Standards Committee meets on Tuesday)

Some meetings will be in-person (live) and some will be virtual (Zoom)

ASME will not be supportng hybrid meetings.

May 2 through 6 (Live meeing in New Orleans)

August 8 through 12, 2022 (virtual)

November 7 through 11, Pittsburgh, PA (live)

See the following link for more information about the meetings:

https://www.asme.org/conferences-events/events?eventType=4

ASME B31 PIPING CODE WEEK

September 2022

Benefits of Participating in

Committee Work

(when committee meetings are face-to-face. . . not so much when they are virtual. . .)

      • Professional and Personal Benefits
      • Benefits to your Employer
      • Benefits to Society

Click Here for my Personal White Paper

OTHER USEFUL ASME CODE RESOURCES:

Errata, Unpublished Code Cases, as-yet unpublished Interpretations, Procedures for Obtaining approval for new materials and other useful information can be found at:

https://www.asme.org/codes-standards/publications-information/bpvc-resources

Standard Welding Procedures

Heads-up for Those Using Standard Welding Procedures (SWPSs)

You can buy them at:

https://www.awspubs.com/

on the "Quick Search" box, type "SWPS" and click on "Find it."

This form will make it easy to document the required adoption demonstration test

Form QW-485 for Adoption of SWPSs

Previous Commentaries on Changes to ASME Section IX

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 1998 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 1999 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2000 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2001 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2002 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2003 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2004 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2005 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2006 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2007 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2008 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2009 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2010 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2011 Addenda

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2013 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2015 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2017 Edition

Summary of Changes in ASME Section IX, 2019 Edition