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Standard Designation:
BPV Section IX
Edition/Addenda:

2013

Subject Description:

SC IX; QW-201 and QW-300.3

Para./Fig./Table No:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

QW-201; QW-300.3
08/27/2013
13-939

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question 1: When preparing Procedure Qualification Records (PQR), and
Welding Performance Qualification (WPQ) test records in accordance with
the requirements of QW-200 and QW-300, is it required to use the word
Certify on the PQR and WPQ documents?
Reply 1: Yes.

Question 2: Are Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs) required to be


certified?
Reply 2: No.

Question 3: Is it required that a manufacturer or contractor be an ASME


certificate holder in order to certify qualification records?
Reply 3: No.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-452.3

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW 452.3 Groove-Weld Diameter Limits


08/27/2013
13-1154

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question 1: Does QW-452.3 apply to welding operators?


Reply 1: No.

Question 2: Does QW-452.3 apply to welders?


Reply 2: Yes

Question 3: If a welder qualifies by making a groove weld on NPS 2 pipe, is


the welder qualifed to weld NPS 3/4 pipe (outside diameter 1.04 in.)?
Reply 3: Yes.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

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Edition/Addenda:

2013

Subject Description:

SC IX; QW-405 - string/weave technique

Para./Fig./Table No:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

QW-405

12/05/2013
13-1559

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A procedure qualification test coupon is performed in the 6G
position, using a manual or semi-automatic welding process, with weld
progression being vertical uphill.
Question (1): When notch toughness qualification is not applicable, does a
change from stringer bead to weave technique require requalification?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): When notch toughness qualification is applicable, does a


change from stringer bead to weave technique require requalification?
Reply (2): Yes
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-261

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; Stud Welding Procedure Qualification per QW-261


08/27/2013
13-568

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: The requirements in QW-261. Stud Welding, essential
variable QW-402.8 address the stud size and shape. Essential variable QW403.17 addresses base metal and stud material P-Numbers, however, there
are no requirements regarding base metal thickness.
Question: Is the base metal thickness a variable for stud welding?
Reply: No
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QG-108

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda


BPV Section IX; QG-108 - Current Edition
08/27/2013
13-1044

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: In the 2013 Edition of Section IX, QG-108 requires that all new
qualifications of joining processes and personnel be in accordance with the
current edition. In previous editions of Section IX, the foreword indicated
that new editions became mandatory six months after date of issue. Does
that requirement apply to the 2013 edition?
Reply: Yes.

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Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-404.4 and QW-404.30

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-404.4 and QW-404.30 (Change in F Number and Base Metal


Thickness Range)
08/27/2013
13-161

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A WPS with supporting PQR was written and qualified
without impact testing in 1978 to the 1977 Code without addenda on a NPS
2 (EN50) diameter x 0.432 inch (11 mm) wall thickness pipe. The
procedure was qualified in 6G position using an E6011 (F-No. 3) electrode
on the root pass and completed with two fill passes with E7018 (F-No. 4)
electrode. The deposit thickness for the root and fill passes was not recorded
on the PQR or specified individually on the WPS.
Question 1: Provided the WPS and PQR meet all requirements of the 1977
edition of ASME Section IX Code may the WPS continue to be used
without revision for work being completed to the 1977 ASME Code?
Reply: Yes

Question 2: May a new WPS be written or revised without specifying weld


metal thickness range for each welding electrode (E6011 & E7018) with the
WPS prepared to the 2010 edition of ASME Section IX Code with 2011a
addenda using the PQR qualified to the 1977 Code?
Reply: No

Question 3: Is the deposit thickness required to be recorded individually on


the PQR and WPS for each F Number electrode used for the root pass
deposited with the E6011 electrode and the fill passes deposited with E7018
electrodes qualified to the 2010 edition of ASME Section IX Code with
2011a addenda?
Reply: Yes
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-404.12

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda


BPV Section IX; QW-404.12 - Hardfacing Filler Metal Classification
08/27/2013
13-727

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A PQR shows SFA-5.21 metal cored filler metal classification
ERCCoCr-A was used to qualify GTAW hard-facing overlay WPS. Does
this PQR support a GTAW hard-facing overlay WPS using SFA-5.21 bare
(solid) filler metal classification ERCoCr-A?
Reply: No.

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Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-202.2

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-202.2 - WPS Qualification Using Bar Stock Test Coupon


02/27/2014
13-634

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A test coupon is prepared using 2" diameter bar stock with a
3/8" deep circumferential groove that is welded flush with the OD of the
bar. A 1-1/4" diameter hole is bored in the center, effectively making the
test coupon a 2" OD "pipe" having a 3/8" wall thickness.

Question: Does Section IX address the qualified base metal thickness range
for test coupons prepared using bar stock.?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-322.1

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-322.1(a) - Expiration of Qualification


05/29/2014
14-255

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder/welding operator is required to weld with a process
within a six month period, in order to maintain qualification to use that
process. A welder/welding operator takes a performance qualification test
using a process for which the welder is already qualified (e.g. SMAW), but
with different essential variables (e.g. different F-number, progression,
etc.). During the performance of the test, the organization responsible for
supervising and controlling the test, visually examines the weld and
determines that it meets the visual acceptance criteria of QW-194.
Subsequently, the test coupon is subjected to volumetric NDE or
mechanical testing, and fails to meet the acceptance criteria.
Question: May a failed performance qualification test, utilizing a process
for which the welder/welding operator is currently qualified, satisfy the
requirements of QW-322.1(a) for maintaining continuity?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-404.14

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-404.14 - Essential Variables


02/20/2014
14-370

Question(s) and Reply(ies):

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Background: A welding procedure was qualified to ASME Section IX for


the GTAW process using ER70S-2 filler metal, a double V-groove joint
design and with multiple passes as specified in the PQR.

Question: Does listing the filler metal classification, double V-groove joint
design and that multiple passes are required, on both the WPS and PQR
satisfy the requirement to address the addition or deletion of filler metal in
QW-404.14?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-301.4

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-301.4 - Record of Tests


02/20/2014
14-371

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: Welders are qualified using a qualified WPS at the time of
their welding tests, in accordance with the requirements specified in QW300.2 and QW-301.2.

Question: Is it a requirement of ASME Section IX that the WPS followed at


the time of a welders qualification test be listed on the Welder Performance
Qualification report for that welder?
Reply: No

Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-161.1, QW-161.5 and QW-462.2

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-161.1, QW-161.5 and QW-462.2


03/03/2014
14-438

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Does QW-161.1 require that the entire length of the weld of a
corrosion resistant weld metal overlay bend test specimen be within the bent
portion of the specimen after testing?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Does QW-161.5 permit the use of longitudinal bend


specimens in lieu of the transverse side bends for procedure qualification of
a corrosion resistant weld metal overlay in which the weld metal and base
metal differ markedly in bending properties?
Reply (2): No, see Figure QW-462.5(d).

Question (3): Does the General Note of QW-462.2 apply to corrosion


resistant weld metal overlays?
Reply (3): No.

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Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-452. - Performance qualification Thickness Lim

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-452 and QW-461.9: WPQ -Range for Qualification


09/11/2014
14-439

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder qualified on two pipes. One pipe was welded in the
1G position, 8.6 (219 mm) OD x 29/32 (23 mm) with 5/32 (4 mm)
GTAW and 3/4 (19 mm) SMAW deposit.

Question (1): Is the welder qualified for all position SMAW with maximum
to be welded for pipe OD > 1 (25 mm)?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Is the welder qualified for all position GTQ with 11/32 (8
mm) maximum deposit to be welded for pipe OD > 1 (25 mm)?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-193

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-193 - Tube-to-tubesheet mockup test


09/11/2014
14-497

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Per QW-193.1, is the tubesheet mockup thickness required to be
2 in. (50 mm) for qualification?
Reply: The tubesheet mockup thickness is not required to be thicker than
the production tubesheet nor greater than 2 in. (50 mm) in thickness.

Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-420

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

Interpretation: SC IX; QW-420, QW/QB-422, P-Numbers (SA-336 F304H)


05/29/2014
14-510

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: Prior to the 2007 Edition, Table QW/QB-422 listed SA-336
F304H UNS S30409 with P-No. 8 Group-No. 1. SA-336 F304H UNS
S30409 was replaced by SA-965 F304H UNS S30409 in the 2007 Edition
of Section IX in order to reflect the Section II, Part A material specification
changes.

Question: Is SA-336 F304H UNS S30409 considered P-No. 8 Group-No. 1?

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Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-163 Acceptance Criteria Bend Tests

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-163: Acceptance Criteria Bend Tests


05/29/2014
14-557

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Does the acceptance criteria for the convex surface of guided
bend test specimens, which states a maximum acceptable discontinuity
length of 1/8 inch (3 mm) apply to each specimen individually?
Reply (1): Yes

Question (2): Is the acceptance criteria for the convex surface of guided
bend test specimens, which states a maximum acceptable discontinuity
length of 1/8 inch (3 mm), the cumulative total length permitted on all of
the specimens required for a single qualification?
Reply (2): No
Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-452.1(b)

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2013

SC IX; QW-452.1(b) - Welding of Joint by more than one Welder


09/11/2014
14-1080

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Can Welder 1 and Welder 2, both qualified to deposit 1/2" (13
mm) using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process, each deposit
1/2 in. (13 mm) into a 1 in. (25 mm) groove-weld thickness, with Welder 1
depositing the first 1/2 in. (13 mm) of weld metal and Welder 2 depositing
the remaining 1/2 in. (13 mm) of weld metal?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-423.1

Record Number:

12-2295

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/10/2013
IX-13-13

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: In accordance with QW-423.1, may P-No. 1 base materials be
substituted for P-No. 8 base materials when following a P-No. 8 to P-No. 8
WPS for the purpose of a welder qualification, when variable QW-403.18
applies?

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Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-453, Minimum Qualified Thickness for Corrosion Overlay

Record Number:

09-2141

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/17/2010
IX-10-11

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: For corrosion resistant overlay welding procedure qualifications,
where a chemical analysis is not required, is there a minimum qualified
deposit thickness?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-181.2, Sectioning of Pipe-to-Pipe Quarter Sections

Record Number:

12-120

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

09/13/2012
IX-13-04

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: If the resultant size from a pipe-to-pipe quarter section, per QW462.4(c), is too large to bend as specified in QW-181.2, can the fracture test
quarter section specimen be cut into multiple specimens and tested in lieu of
one full quarter specimen?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-100.3 and QW-420.1, P-Number Reassignment (2004 Edition)

Record Number:

01-679*, 04-600

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

09/11/2007
IX-01-22R

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: May a previously qualified WPS, written to permit the welding of
P-No. 5, Group 1 material to P-No. 5, Group 4 material prior to the
establishment of P-Nos. 5A, 5B, and 5C, be used to weld SA-213 T22 to
SA-213 T91 materials?
Reply: Yes, if the WPS is revised to limit the materials qualified for
welding to the P- or S-Number(s) and Group number(s) assigned to the
specific material(s) originally used for the procedure qualification test
coupon in the applicable edition and addenda of Section IX.

Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

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Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

QW-181.1 and QW-424.1, Procedure Qualification Using Production


Assembly Mockup
02/17/2010
10-13

IX-10-12

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does ASME Section IX allow the use of materials having the
same P-No. as the actual production materials, to produce a test specimen
for fillet welding procedure qualification, using a production assembly
mockup?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-407.1, Welding Procedure Specification, Postweld Heat Treatment

Record Number:

BC05-293

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/08/2005
IX-04-20

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A WPS for joining P-No. 4 to P-No. 4 specifies that the PWHT
be performed at 1,125F 25F, which is below the lower transformation
temperature for the material. May this WPS be revised to specify a PWHT
performed at 1,225F 25F, which is also below the transformation
temperature, without requalification of the procedure?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-184 and QW-322.1, Production Welds, Revoking Welder
Qualifications
05/19/2005
BC05-528
IX-04-21

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): A welder, qualified for fillet welds by a qualification test on a
plate groove weld, is required to weld a fillet weld of 3/8 in. (10 mm) leg on
a nozzle-to-shell weld. Is the welder required to produce fillet welds with
legs having a maximum difference in length of 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) as per QW184?
Reply (1): No, QW-184 does not apply to production welds.

Question (2): The same welder, qualified as per previous question, produces
fillet welds with one leg size twice the size of the other (3/8 in. versus 3/4
in.). Is this cause for questioning his/her ability to weld within the

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qualification parameters and revoke his/her qualification for fillet welds, in


terms of QW-322.1(b)?
Reply (2): Section IX does not establish criteria for revoking welder
qualifications.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-407.4, Qualified Thickness Range When Exceeding the PWHT Upper
Transformation Temperature
05/27/2005

BC04-1301
IX-04-22

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When variable QW-407.4 applies per QW-250 for test coupons
with postweld heat treatment exceeding the upper transformation
temperature, is the maximum thickness qualified 1.1 times the thickness of
the test coupon for ferrous P-Number materials, P-Nos. 1 through 7 and
P-Nos. 9A through 11B?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-211 and QW-310.2, Procedure Qualification for Groove Welds With
Backing
08/18/2005
BC05-784
IX-04-23

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A performance qualification test is performed using solid round
bar machined to 42.20 mm (1.66 in.) O.D. with a machined circumferential
weld groove that is 14.6 mm (0.575 in.) deep and has integral backing.
Welding is performed in the 6G test position with a single welding process.
At least three weld layers are deposited. The test coupon will be subjected
to radiographic examination. May the test coupon described above be used
for a performance qualification test in the 6G position welded with a single
process to qualify for all position welding of unlimited weld metal thickness
with backing and for all diameters 25 mm (1 in.) O.D. and greater?
Reply: Yes, however, multiple test coupons are required to provide a
minimum weld length of 150 mm (6 in.) for radiographic examination and
the radiographic examination requirements of QW-191 need to be met.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

BPV Section IX
QW-461.9, Performance Qualification - Position and Diameter Limitations
11/17/2005

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Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BC05-1195
IX-04-24

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A welder was qualified on pipe 5/8 in. thick in the 6G position
using the GTAW process without backing for his root pass, and SMAW
with F4 filler metal to complete the joint. He is also qualified to weld using
SMAW on plate in the IG position without backing. May this welder
deposit a root pass using SMAW with F4 filler in the 6G position without
backing?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW- 151.3 and QW-451, Tension Test Requirements for Turned Specimens

Record Number:

BC05-1404

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/17/2005
IX-04-25

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A test coupon of 1-1/8 in. thickness was welded. Only two
turned 0.505 in. diameter tension specimens were prepared and tested. The
test results were acceptable for the specimens tested.
Question (1): Do the tension tests performed satisfy the requirements of
QW-150 and QW-451?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Are the requirements of QW-150 and QW-451 satisfied if the
WPS and this PQR supports is limited to a base metal thickness range of
3/16 in. to 2 in. instead of a base metal thickness range of 3/16 in. to 2-1/4
in. that would have been permitted had a sufficient number of tension
specimens been tested?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-201, Manufacturers or Contractors Responsibility

Record Number:

BC05-1196

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/22/2006
IX-04-26

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: Two independent companies, A and B, form a Limited
Liability Partnership (LLP) to perform work requiring ASME Section I
Code Stamp. The LLP has obtained valid ASME Certificates of
Authorization. Each company also has valid, existing ASME Certificates of
Authorization. The organizations effective operational control of welding
procedure qualification is described in each of the partners Quality Control
System Manuals and the LLPs Quality Control System Manual. The
welding procedure qualification tests and production welding are under the

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full supervision and control of the same individual representing both the
LLP and company A.
Question: May the LLP use PQRs qualified by company A after the
formation of the LLP?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

Units of Measurement

Record Number:

BC05-1215

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/22/2006
IX-04-27

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Is it acceptable to maintain welder performance qualification
records in SI units, with a conversion table as part of the welding manual to
ensure that qualification limits are not exceeded?
Reply (1): Yes. Code Case 2523 provides information about when such
conversions are required and the requirements for performing such
conversions.

Question (2): Is it acceptable to maintain welding procedure specifications


that are dual dimensioned with SI units primary and U.S. Customary units
in parentheses, with a conversion table as part of the welding manual to
ensure that qualification limits are not exceeded?
Reply (2): Yes. Code Case 2523 provides information about when such
conversions are required and the requirements for performing such
conversions.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-405.2, Welding Position

Record Number:

BC06-323

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/21/2006
IX-04-28

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): If a Stud Welding Procedure Qualification is performed in the
4S position, does the same procedure qualification qualify for the 1S
position?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): If a Stud Welding Procedure Qualification is performed in the


4S and 2S positions, does the same procedure qualification also qualify for
all positions?
Reply (2): No.

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Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment

Record Number:

BC06-462

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/21/2006
IX-04-29

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-407.1(b)(2) address the temperature ranges for stress
relieving, stabilizing, and/or solution annealing heat treatments?

Reply: No, QW-407.1(b)(2) addresses PWHT within a specified


temperature range. Section IX requires the temperature range to be specified
on the WPS and the PQR supporting the WPS be within the specified
PWHT temperature range (see the fourth paragraph of the Introduction).

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment (2004 Edition)

Record Number:

06-285

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/06/2007
IX-07-01

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A manufacturer has fabricated multiconvolution bellows of


SB-409 UNS N08800, N08810, or N08811 (P-No. 45), in accordance with
Section VIII, Division 1, Mandatory Appendix 26, Pressure Vessel and
Heat Exchanger Expansion Joints. Although the Code does not require it,
the manufacturer performs heat treatment (at 1,750F) subsequent to
completing all welding and forming.

Question: Is the heat treatment described above considered postweld heat


treatment for the purpose of welding procedure qualification in accordance
with Section IX, QW-407.1(b)?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-20l, Manufacturer's or Contractor's Responsibility (2004 Edition)

Record Number:

06-912

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/17/2007
IX-07-02

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: Three construction companies have participated in a nuclear
power plant construction project as a consortium contractor. They have a
unified Quality Assurance Program, but the consortium does not hold a
Certificate of Authorization. Each of the construction companies holds its
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Question: Does "two or more companies of different names in an


organization" in QW-201 apply to the consortium described in the
Background?
Reply: No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-409.2, FCAW Mode of Transfer (2004 Edition)

Record Number:

07-1041

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/17/2007
IX-07-03

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-409.2, the transfer mode variable, apply to the flux
cored arc welding process?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.23, Filler Metal Product Form (2007 Edition)

Record Number:

07-1343

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/17/2007
IX-07-04

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Is the requirement to document essential variable QW-404.23
satisfied when the AWS filler metal classification is specified in the WPS
and recorded on the supporting PQR?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Does QW-404.23 require the words "solid wire," "bare wire,"
or "flux cored" be specified in addition to the AWS filler metal
classification in the WPS and supporting PQR?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-407.1 and QW-407.2, Postweld Heat Treatment (2007 Edition)

Record Number:

07-1708

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/11/2007
IX-07-06

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A weld test coupon for a PQR was welded to itself using
P-No. 1, Group 2 plate material and postweld heat treated at 1110F to
1130F (600C to 610C) for 10 hr. The PQR documents all supplementary
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required and all qualification ranges are supported by the PQR for
production welds.

Question: Will this PQR support a WPS that specifies a PWHT temperature
range below the lower transformation temperature, provided the time at
temperature does not exceed 12.5 hr?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-201.1

Record Number:

08-1002

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

09/18/2008
IX-07-10

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-201.1 allow maintaining effective operational control
of PQRs and WPSs under different ownership than existed during the
original procedure qualification when the ownership of one company has
been transferred more than once?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-301.2, Qualification Tests

Record Number:

08-1607

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/26/2008
IX-07-11

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-301.2 require that a person making adjustments to the
welding equipment settings, under the supervision and control of the welder
or welding operator performing the weld, also be a qualified welder or
welding operator?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-100.3 and QW-420.1, Change of P-Number As an Essential Variable
With Respect to Reassignment of P-No. 5 into P-Nos. 5A, 5B, and 5C
(2004 Edition)
09/11/2007
04-600

IX-07-05

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welding procedure was qualified in 1975 (without impact
testing) for joining P-No.5 materials, using SA-213-T9 in the PQR test

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coupon. P-No. 5 has since been deleted, and CrMo materials have been
reassigned to P-Nos. 5A, 5B, and 5C, with SA-213-T9 being assigned to
P-No. 5B. It can be demonstrated that SA-213-T9 is now designated as a
P-No. 5B material.

Question (1): QW-100.3 allows the continued use of welding procedures


qualified under previous editions and addenda of the Code without revision
to include any variables required by later editions and addenda. Is it the
intent of QW-100.3 to allow the use of this WPS to join P-No. 5A, P-No.
5B, or P-No. 5C materials without requalification when toughness is not a
consideration?

Reply (1): No. QW-I00.3 applies when later Code editions and addenda
have added new variables for a given welding process. While this WPS can
be shown to be qualified for welding P-No. 5B materials to each other, it is
intended that the WPS be editorially revised to show applicability of the
WPS to the originally qualified materials under the material grouping
assignment found in the applicable edition and addenda of Section IX. See
QW-420.1 and QW-200.2(c).
Question (2): Is it the intent of Section IX that the WPS described above is
acceptable for joining all materials previously assigned P-No. 5?

Reply (2): No. Based upon the original PQR, the WPS is qualified only for
joining materials assigned to P-No. 5B under the current Section IX rules.
See QW-403.13.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.22, Use of Consumable Inserts (2007 Edition)

Record Number:

08-40

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/12/2008
IX-07-07

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: QW-356 lists the essential variables for Welder Performance
Qualification for manual GTAW. QW-404.22, the use of consumable
inserts, is an essential variable for Welder Performance Qualification within
QW-356.
An individual performs the following two qualification tests: (a) Groove
weld using the GTAW-machine process on a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40
pipe coupon with a consumable insert. (b) Groove weld using the GTAWmachine process on a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40 pipe coupon with an
open root. Each qualification test is performed independently and welded
full thickness by the process used to make the root weld.
Question (1): Is this individual qualified to weld a NPS 6 (DN 150)
Schedule 40 pipe groove weld by making the root weld with the GTAWmachine process with a consumable insert and then completing the weld
using the GTAW-manual process?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Is this individual qualified to make non-through-wall weld


repairs using the GTAW-manual process to a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40

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pipe groove weld that was originally performed using the GTAW-machine
process with a consumable insert?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Is this individual qualified to make through-wall repairs using


the GTAW-manual process to the root of a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40
pipe groove weld that was originally performed using the GTAW-machine
process with a consumable insert if the defect removal results in a repair
cavity with an open root?
Reply (3): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.22, Use of Consumable Inserts

Record Number:

08-40

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/12/2009
IX-07-07E

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: QW-356 lists the essential variables for Welder Performance
Qualification for manual GTAW. QW-404.22, the use of consumable
inserts, is an essential variable for Welder Performance Qualification within
QW-356.
An individual performs the following two qualification tests:

(a) groove weld using the GTAW-machine process on a NPS 6 (DN 150)
Schedule 40 pipe coupon with a consumable insert (b) groove weld using
the GTAW-manual process on a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40 pipe coupon
with an open root Each qualification test is performed independently and
welded full thickness by the process used to make the root weld.
Question (1): Is this individual qualified to weld a NPS 6 (DN 150)
Schedule 40 pipe groove weld by making the root weld with the GTAWmachine process with a consumable insert and then completing the weld
using the GTAW-manual process?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Is this individual qualified to make non-through-wall weld


repairs using the GTAW -manual process to a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40
pipe groove weld that was originally performed using the GTAW machine
process with a consumable insert?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Is this individual qualified to make through-wall repairs using


the GTAW-manual process to the root of a NPS 6 (DN 150) Schedule 40
pipe groove weld that was originally performed using the GTAW-machine
process with a consumable insert if the defect removal results in a repair
cavity with an open root?
Reply (3): Yes.

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NOTE: This interpretation originally appeared in Volume 59. The word


"machine" in paragraph (b) of "Background" has been corrected by errata to
read "manual."
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-200.2(c), Changes to PQR (2007 Edition)

Record Number:

08-209

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/12/2008
IX-07-08

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Can additional tests and data that are not required by Section
IX (i.e., hardness ferrite, corrosion, etc.) be added to a PQR at a later date
when the testing was not performed as part of the original PQR, but
followed the conditions of the original qualification?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): If the tests and data noted in Question (1) are added to the
PQR, would recertification, including date, be required?
Reply (2): Yes. All changes to a PQR require recertification (including
date) by the manufacturer or contractor per QW-200.2(c).
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-401.3 and QW-403.6, Thickness Range Qualified for Impact Testing
(2007 Edition)
05/01/2008
08-576

IX-07-09

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welding procedure qualification was performed on a 1-in.
(25-mm) thick test coupon. Tension and bend tests were performed on the
1-in. (25-mm) plate. A second welding procedure qualification was
performed on a 0.24-in. (6-mm) plate and only impact testing was
performed. All of the essential and supplementary essential variables
remained the same except for the coupon thickness.

Question: May the above PQRs be used to support a WPS for material
requiring notch toughness with a qualified thickness range of 0.1875 in. (5
mm) to 2 in. (50 mm)?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:

BPV Section IX
Table QW-466.1

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Date Issued:

12/03/2008

Interpretation Number :

IX-07-12

Record Number:

08-1161

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: In Table QW-466.1, when the material P-No. is assigned as "All
Others" and the material specification of the ASME Code Section II does
not have any requirements for reporting elongation, is the manufacturer
limited to performing a base metal tension test to determine the proper test
jig dimensions A, B, C, and D of Table QW-466.1?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

Forms QW-483 and QW-484

Record Number:

08-1464

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/03/2008
IX-07-13

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): May the manufacturer or contractor subcontract the
certification of procedure or performance qualification records?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Does Section IX specify the qualifications for the individuals
who certify procedure or performance qualification records?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW/QB-422

Record Number:

09-486

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/04/2009
IX-07-14

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does the assignment of P-No. 8, Group No. 3 to SA-479, Type
XM-19, UNS S20910 include all three of the heat treatment conditions
(annealed, hot-rolled, and strain-hardened) specified by SA-479?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-302.1 and QW-302.2 - Article III

Record Number:

09-567

Date Issued:

08/18/2009

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Interpretation Number :

IX-10-01

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): If radiographic examination per QW-302.2 is done for
qualification of two welders on a single pipe coupon welded in the 6G
position, must each welder complete the entire circumference of the pipe
coupon?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): If mechanical testing per QW -302.1 is done for qualification


of two welders on a single pipe coupon welded in the 6G position, must
each welder complete the entire circumference of the pipe coupon in order
to remove the required bend specimens in accordance with QW-463.2(d) or
QW-463.2(e)?
Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-300.2(b)

Record Number:

09-747

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/18/2009
IX-10-02

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Is the manufacturer or contractor required to provide full
supervision during the performance qualification testing, so that issues such
as the essential variables and inspections during the test can be verified and
satisfied for each welder or welding operator qualified?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-304 and QW-355 - FCAW

Record Number:

09-1012

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/18/2009
IX-10-03

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): May radiographic examination meeting the requirements of
QW-304 be used to qualify a welder using the flux-cored arc welding
(FCAW) process, provided the transfer mode is not the short circuiting
mode?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): When qualifying a welder in accordance with the essential


variables listed in QW-355 for the gas metal-arc welding (GMAW) process
and the requirements of QW-304 are met, is the welder also qualified for
the flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) process if the essential variables are
unchanged?
Reply (2): Yes.

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Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-100.3 and QW-420.1

Record Number:

09-490

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/12/2009
IX-10-04

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A later edition/addenda of Section IX assigns a P-number


different from that assigned by the edition/addenda of Section IX that was
in effect at the time of qualification.
Question (1): Is it required that the WPS be revised or a new WPS be
written to identify the new P-number when the applicable code
edition/addenda lists the material under the new P-number?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Is it required that the WPS be revised or a new WPS be


written to identify the new P-number when the applicable code
edition/addenda lists the material under the old P-number?
Reply (2): No.

Question (3): Is it required that a supporting PQR be amended to show the


new P-number assignment?
Reply (3): No.

Question (4): May a supporting PQR be amended to show the new


P-number assignment?
Reply (4): Yes.

Question (5): May a supporting PQR be amended to show both the old and
the new P-number assignments?
Reply (5): Yes.

Background: A later edition/addenda of Section IX assigns an F-number


different from that assigned by the edition/addenda of Section IX that was
in effect at the time of qualification.

Question (6): Is it required that the WPS or PQR be amended to reflect the
new filler metal F-No. assignment?
Reply (6): No.

Question (7): May the WPS or PQR be amended to reflect the new filler
metal F-No. assignment?
Reply (7): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

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Subject Description:

QW-181.2.1 and QW-452.5

Record Number:

09-1596

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/02/2009
IX-10-05

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A fillet weld performance qualification test is performed using
a production assembly mockup.
Question: Must a welder or a welding operator using a production mockup
assembly be qualified for a change in fillet size, base material thickness, or
configuration of the mockup?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-452.5

Record Number:

08-210

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/11/2009
IX-10-06

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Is it the intent of QW-452.5 to permit welder or welding operator
fillet weld performance qualification testing to be conducted using test
coupon thicknesses greater than 3/8in. thick?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-250

Record Number:

09-588

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/31/2009
IX-10-07

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Is it the intent of the Code that Variables QW-403.6, QW406.3, QW-409.l, QW-410.9, and QW-410.10 apply when specified in QW250 for P-No. 10H materials?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Is it the intent of the Code that Variable QW-407.4 applies
when specified in QW-250 for P-No. 10H materials?
Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:

BPV Section IX
QW-407.2

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Date Issued:

02/17/2010

Interpretation Number :

IX-10-08

Record Number:

09-513

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: May a procedure qualification subject to the variable QW-407.2,
for P-No. 8 material with solution annealing PWHT at 1,940F (1 060C)
for 1 hr and impact tested, support a WPS for production with both solution
annealing at 1,940F (1 060C) and stabilization heat treatment at 1,742F
(950C) for 2 hr?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QB-451.3 and QB-451.5, Workmanship Coupons

Record Number:

09-883

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/17/2010
IX-10-09

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: For components such as valve bodies and seats, in which
materials of suitable geometry and thickness are not normally available to
make up lap joint test coupons as required by QB-451.3, is it the intent of
the Committee that the materials to be brazed shall be qualified using any
convenient thickness and geometry suitable for performing the tension and
section tests required by QB-451.3, and that a greater range of base metal
thickness may be qualified using workmanship test coupons in accordance
with QB-451.5?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-163 and QW-466.1, Guided Bend Test Specimen Dimensions

Record Number:

09-2140

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/17/2010
IX-10-10

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welding procedure was qualified for welding on thick base
metals. Due to the thickness of the test coupon required, the width of the
face of the weld is 5 in. Per QW-163, the weld and heat-affected zone
(HAZ) shall be completely within the bent portion of the bend specimen.
For a material with 20% or greater elongation, the standard 3/8 in. thick
bend specimen provides a bent portion that is 3.53 in. long on the O.D. of
the specimen.
Question (1): Does it meet the requirements of ASME Section IX, if the
bend radius and bend test specimen thickness are increased, such that 20%
outer fiber elongation is achieved, and the O.D. of the specimen contains
the entire width of the weld and HAZ?
Reply (1): Yes.

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Question (2): Does it meet the requirements of ASME Section IX, if a set of
multiple specimens having the standard 3/8 in. thickness and representing
the entire width of the weld and both HAZs are removed and tested to meet
the requirements for testing the entire width of the weld?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Assuming that both of the base metals in the test coupon are
of the same P-No., does it meet the requirements of ASME Section IX, to
use standard 3/8 in. thick bend specimens representing at least one HAZ and
as much weld metal as possible, when performing the required bend test?
Reply (3): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.5(b), Change in Trade Designation of Filler Metal

Record Number:

09-1368

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/25/2010
IX-10-13

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A PQR using GTAW process was qualified using filler metal
classified in accordance with ASME Section II Part C, SFA 5.28, ER80S-G
classification, with chemistry meeting A-No. 2. A footnote was used in the
PQR to document the filler metal trade name used in the qualification.
Question: A WPS supported by the above PQR using the same filler metal
classification ER80S-G and A-No. 2, but with a different trade name was
specified. When notch toughness (QW-404.12) does not apply, does a
change in the filler trade name specified on the WPS require
requalification?
Reply: No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-200.4

Record Number:

09-2144

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/25/2010
IX-10-14

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A production weld joint was made using a qualified welding
procedure, welding P3 to P8 using an unassigned filler metal. In order to
perform a repair to this joint, a second welding procedure was qualified
using an assigned filler metal.
Question (1): If the second procedure is qualified by welding P3 to P8, is
this procedure qualified to repair the production weld between the P3 and
P8 material made with an unassigned filler metal?
Reply (1): Yes. However, see QW-431.

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Question (2): For the same situation as Question (1), is this procedure
qualified to repair the production weld between the P3 and P8 material if
the repair is entirely within the previously deposited weld metal?
Reply (2): Yes. However, see QW-431.

Question (3): If the second procedure is made by welding P-number


material that nominally matches the composition of the unassigned filler
metal similar to QW-293.4, is the second procedure qualified to make a
repair to the production weld between the P3 and P8 material provided that
the repair is entirely within the previously deposited weld metal?
Reply (3): Yes. However, see QW-431.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-202.3, Weld Repair and Buildup

Record Number:

10-359

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/26/2010
IX-10-15

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: May a WPS be used to perform a weld repair per QW-202.3 on a
groove weld previously welded using the same WPS, without revising the
WPS to include the groove design of the repair cavity?
Reply: Yes. Also see Interpretation IX-79-72.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.24 and QW-404.27, Supplemental Filler Metal

Record Number:

10-1159

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/26/2010
IX-10-16

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: QW-404.24 and QW-404.27 are essential variables for the
SAW process. A procedure qualification test was conducted using the SAW
process without the use of supplemental filler metal.
Question: Is it required that the PQR indicate that supplemental filler metal
was not used and must the WPS specify it is not to be used?

Reply: Yes. However, Section IX does not specify the manner in which this
is documented on the PQR or specified on the WPS. The method of
recording information on the PQR and WPS may be by statement, sketch,
or other means as long as the essential variables are addressed.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:

BPV Section IX
QW-322.1(a)

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Date Issued:

08/26/2010

Interpretation Number :

IX-10-17

Record Number:

10-1161

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder successfully completes a performance qualification


test. During the next 6 mo, the welder used the welding process multiple
times during the first 4 mo, but did not use the welding process in the fifth
or sixth month.
Question: When maintaining the welder's qualification, is the welder
continuity based on the last date the welder used the welding process?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-256.1, Joining of Clad Materials

Record Number:

09-994

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/17/2010
IX-10-18

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A composite (clad) material having a carbon steel base and
alloy 825 cladding is to be joined by welding. The alloy 825 cladding is not
included in the design calculations. The contractor has a PQR for joining
the base metal whose qualified ranges are appropriate for welding
conditions. The contractor also has a PQR for overlaying carbon steel with
alloy 625 filler metal using GTAW, whose qualified ranges of essential
special process variables for corrosion-resistant overlay welding are
applicable to the welding conditions.
Question (1): When joining the clad layer of a composite (clad) material
using GTAW where the clad thickness is not considered in the design
calculations, are the essential special process variables or QW-256.1
applicable to the clad portion of the weld?
Reply (1): Yes. See QW-217 and QW-251.4.

Question (2): When completing the clad portion of a weld using the GTAW
process, is a WPS qualified to deposit corrosion-resistant weld metal using
alloy 625 (UNS N06625) filler metal, also qualified for depositing a
corrosion-resistant weld metal overlay using alloy 825 (UNS N08065) filler
metal, when the carbon steel base metal has the same P-No. as the base
metal qualified by the WPS?
Reply (2): No. See QW-256.1 and QW-404.37.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-214, Procedure Qualification, Corrosion-Resistant Weld Metal Overlay

Record Number:

09-2143

Date Issued:

11/17/2010

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Interpretation Number :

IX-10-19

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A corrosion-resistant weld metal overlay was applied to P-No.
3 base metal with WPS qualified for the SAW process using an unassigned
strip filler metal, with resulting deposit chemistry nominally matching
F-No. 43 filler metal. It is later determined a greater thickness of corrosionresistant weld metal overlay or a repair to the overlay is needed. An
alternate WPS is proposed for depositing the weld metal overlay to increase
the overlay thickness or perform the repairs. The alternate WPS was
qualified using a different welding process, applying SFA-5.11 ENiCrFe-7
filler metal to produce a corrosion-resistant weld metal overlay with a
deposit chemistry nominally matching F-No. 43 on P-No. 3 base metals.

Question: Is any WPS qualified for depositing a corrosion-resistant weld


metal overlay with a known chemistry, also qualified for applying
additional layers or repairs to an existing corrosion-resistant overlay surface
having a nominally matching chemistry?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-405.3

Record Number:

10-1489

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/18/2010
IX-10-20

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When a welder qualifies with the vertical up progression on weld
coupons in the 3G, 5G, or 6G test positions, is that welder qualified to weld
with the vertical down progression when QW-405.3 is a performance
qualification essential variable?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-402 and QW-404 Through QW-410

Record Number:

10-496

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/11/2011
IX-10-21

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When impacts are waived by a book section for the base metal
(HAZ notch toughness is not required), but are required for the weld metal,
do the supplementary essential variables of QW-402 and QW-404 through
QW-410 apply per the applicable tables QW-252 through QW-265?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

BPV Section IX

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Subject Description:

QW-200.2, Use of Preliminary WPS

Record Number:

10-1158

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/14/2011
IX-10-22

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does ASME Section IX require a preliminary WPS be used
during procedure qualification testing, or that a WPS number be recorded
on the PQR?
Reply: No

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

BPV Section IX
QW-193, Macro Examination for the Mockup Test of Tube-to-Tubesheet
Joint
11/14/2012
12-1563

IX-13-05

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When performing a tube-to-tubesheet test in accordance with
QW-193, is it required to section a total of 10 tubes and perform a
macroetch of the 40 surfaces exposed by sectioning?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-361.2

Record Number:

12-1501

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/06/2012
IX-13-08

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A welding operator (machine) successfully qualifies in


accordance with QW-300, using an open root, single-welded, Vee-groove
joint configuration, without backing and without a consumable insert. Is the
welding operator (machine) qualified to perform machine welding with a
consumable insert?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-202.4, Dissimilar Base Metal Thickness

Record Number:

12-1833

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/06/2012
IX-13-09

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Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-202.4 allow a WPS qualified on groove weld, with
specified P-No. 1 base metal thickness range of 1/2 in. (13 mm) through 1
in. (25 mm), to be used in production to weld a 1/2 in. (13 mm) thick base
metal to a 3/8 in. (10 mm) thick base metal?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-433 and QW-452.1(b)

Record Number:

10-1918

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/14/2011
IX-10-23

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder tests on an NPS 6 Sch. 80 (0.432 in. wall) coupon,
depositing 0.100 in. of E6010 and the balance of 0.332 in. using E7018.
Question (1): Using E6010, is the welder qualified to deposit 0.864 in.
maximum of weld metal?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Using E7018, is the welder qualified to deposit 0.664 in.
maximum of weld metal?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Is the welder qualified to deposit 0.864 in. of weld metal
using E6010 plus 0.664 in. of E7018 weld metal deposit thickness for a total
of 1.528 in. in the same groove?
Reply (3): No. See QW-452.1(b).
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-409.2, Combination of Processes

Record Number:

11-216

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/14/2011
IX-10-24

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder was tested on an SA-516 Gr. 70 plate, using the
GMA W process. Short arc mode was used for depositing the root, and
spray arc mode was used for depositing the balance of the weld in a single
coupon.
Question: Is it permissible, according to ASME Section IX, QW-409.2, to
use two modes of metal transfer in a single test coupon?

Reply: Yes; the deposit thickness for each transfer mode shall be recorded
as required by QW-306.

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Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-201, Manufacturer's or Contractor's Responsibility

Record Number:

11-44

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

05/23/2011
IX-10-25

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: May an organization with more than one ASME Certificate of
Authorization, under different names and in different locations, describe in
its quality assurance programs the operational control of procedure
qualifications and the use of welding procedures properly qualified under
one certificate holder, under another certificate holder within the
organization, but without separate qualification, as permitted by Section IX,
QW-201?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-304, Volumetric Examination

Record Number:

09-744

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/13/2011
IX-10-26

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does Section IX require a welder to qualify for small diameter
butt welds by preparing more than one small diameter pipe coupon to
provide a minimum circumferential weld length when qualified by
volumetric examination under the provisions of QW-304?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-452.5

Record Number:

08-210

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/01/2011
IX-10-27

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Is it the intent of QW-452.5 to permit welder or welding operator
fillet weld performance qualification testing to be conducted using test
coupon thicknesses greater than 3/8 in. thick?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

BPV Section IX

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Subject Description:

QW-250

Record Number:

09-558

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/01/2011
IX-10-28

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Is it the intent of the Code that Variables QW-403.6, QW406.3, QW-409.1, QW_410.9, and QW-410.10 apply when specified in
QW-250 for P-No. 10H materials?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Is it the intent of the Code that Variable QW-407.4 apply
when specified in QW-250 for P-No. 10H materials?
Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-300.3, Simultaneous Performance Qualifications

Record Number:

10-339

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/01/2011
IX-10-29

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Is it the intent of Section IX, QW-300.3 to permit an AWS
standard welding procedure specification adopted by a contractor to be used
in lieu of a PQR to support the range of variables for a single WPS
proposed for use in conducting simultaneous welder performance
qualification testing?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-420, ASTM Materials' P_Number Assignment

Record Number:

10-1189

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/01/2011
IX-10-30

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Is it the intent that material produced under an ASTM
specification shall be considered to have the same P-Number or P-Number
plus Group Number as that of the P-Number or P-Number plus Group
Number assigned to the same grade or type material in the corresponding
ASME specification (e.g., SA-240 Type 304 is assigned P-No. 8, Group No.
1; therefore, A 240 Type 304 is considered P-No. 8, Group No. 1)?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

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Subject Description:

QW-404.5, A-Number

Record Number:

11-918

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/25/2011
IX-10-31

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A procedure qualification test coupon was prepared and
tested, which included a chemical analysis of the weld metal. The chemical
analysis results were as follows: C: 0.08%, Cr: 0.044%, Mo: 0.14%, Ni:
1.48%, Mn: 1.45%, Si: 0.19%.
Question (1): Does this chemistry meet an A-1 classification?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Does this chemistry meet an A-10 classification?


Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-182, Fracture Tests

Record Number:

11-939

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/25/2011
IX-10-32

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): Is it required by QW-182 that the sum of all rounded
indications (regardless of diameter) be considered in addition to the sum of
the lengths of the inclusions in determining the 3/8 in. (10 mm) maximum
allowed for acceptance?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Is it permissible to apply the porosity size limitation of 1/32


in. or greater as specified in QW-191.1.2.2 (b)(3) to a 1/2 in. (12 mm)
welded coupon to the fracture test acceptance criteria of QW-182?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.5, A-Number Essential Variable for GMAW Weld Metal

Record Number:

11-1339

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

11/14/2011
IX-10-33

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): According to QW-404.5, may the A-Number of GMAW weld
metal be established from the chemical analysis of a weld deposit prepared
according to the filler metal specification when the shielding gas used for
the chemical analysis was different from that used in the procedure
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Reply (1): No.

Question (2): According to QW-404.5, may the A-Number of GMAW weld


metal be established from the chemical analysis of a weld deposit prepared
according to the filler metal specification provided the shielding gas used
for the chemical analysis was the same as that used in the procedure
qualification?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Are the GMAW rules in QW-404.5 for establishing


A-Numbers also applicable for FCAW?
Reply (3): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-452.1(b)

Record Number:

11-2030

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/08/2011
IX-10-35

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Regarding QW-452.1(b) for performance qualification, is


"Maximum to be welded" equivalent to "Unlimited"?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-462.4(a) and (b), Fillet Weld Test

Record Number:

11-896

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/16/2012
IX-10-36

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question (1): May a WPS qualified with a fillet weld using a plate tee-joint
configuration as shown in QW-462.4(a) be used to join a plate to a pipe
with fillet welds made parallel to the axis of the pipe for nonpressureretaining applications?
Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): May a welder qualified with a fillet weld using a plate teejoint configuration as shown in QW-462.4(b) be used to weld a plate to a
pipe with fillet welds made parallel to the axis of the pipe?
Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

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Subject Description:

QW-151.3, Tensile Tests - Turned Specimens

Record Number:

11-2029

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/16/2012
IX-10-37

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: For a 1-in. (25-mm) deep groove weld deposited in a 2-in. (50mm) thick plate test coupon, may a single-turned 0.505-tensile specimen
conforming to QW-462.1(d) be used for each tension test required by QW451?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-404.23, Filler Metal Product Form

Record Number:

12-47

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/16/2012
IX-10-38

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: May stranded filler metal be considered the same as bare (solid or
metal cored) filler metal in QW-404.23?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-424.1, Base Metal Used for Procedure Qualification

Record Number:

12-178

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

02/16/2012
IX-10-39

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does a PQR recording a P-No. 5B base metal welded to itself
support a WPS for welding P-No. 5B metal to any metal assigned P-No. 4,
3, or 1?
Reply: No.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-403.6

Record Number:

12-635

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

07/02/2012
IX-13-01

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Does QW-403.6 apply when the HAZ is not subject to impact
testing such as when qualifying a P-8 material?
Reply: Yes.

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Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-288, Tube-to-Tubesheet Welder Qualification

Record Number:

12-752

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

08/23/2012
IX-13-02

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When a demonstration mock-up for tube-to-tubesheet welder or
welding operator qualification is required, are all of the variables specified
in QW-288 required to be followed during the performance qualification
test?
Reply: Yes, see QW-193.2.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-200.4(b)

Record Number:

10-1966

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/08/2011
IX-10-34

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: PQR A is welded with SMAW to join 5/8 in. (16 mm) thick
plates with 5/8 in. (16 mm) of SMAW deposit. PQR B is welded with
GTAW and SAMW to join 5/16 in. (8 mm) thick plates with 1/8 in. (3 mm)
of GTAW and 3/16 in. (5 mm) of SMAW deposit. PQR C is welded with
GTAW to join 3/16 in. (5 mm) thick plates with 3/16 in. (5 mm) of GTAW
deposit.
Question (1): Do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a base
metal thickness range of 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) to 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) when
impact testing is not required?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a base
metal thickness range of 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) to 1 1/2 in. (38 mm) when
impact testing is not required?
Reply (2): No.

Question (3): Do PQRs A and B qualify the combination WPS for a


maximum deposit weld metal thickness range of 1/4 in. (6 mm) for the
GTAW process and 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) for the SMAW process?
Reply (3): No.

Question (4): Do PQRs A and C qualify the combination WPS for a


maximum deposit weld metal thickness range of 3/8 in. (10 mm) for the
GTAW process and 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) for the SMAW process?
Reply (4): No.

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Question (5): Do PQRs A and C qualify the combination WPS for a base
metal thickness range of 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) to 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) when
impact testing is not required?
Reply (5): No.

Question (6): Do PQRs A and C qualify the combination WPS for a base
metal thickness range of 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) to 1 1/2 in. (38 mm) when
impact testing is not required?
Reply (6): No.

Question (7): Do the provisions in QW-200.4(b) affect the responses to the


above questions?
Reply (7): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-103.2, Records

Record Number:

12-7

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/06/2012
IX-13-06

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: In the 2006 Addenda to Section IX, it became mandatory to
certify qualification records "by signature or other means as described in the
manufacturer's or contractor's Quality Control System."
Question: Prior to the 2006 Addenda, is a typed signature or means other
than a written signature on a procedure qualification or performance
qualification record considered certified as required in QW/QB-103.2?

Reply: Prior to the 2006 Addenda, the method of certification for procedure
and performance qualification records was not addressed by Section IX.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-200.1(b)

Record Number:

11-1476

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

09/13/2012
IX-13-03

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: QW-200.1(b) says: "The completed WPS shall describe all of
the essential, nonessential, and, when required, supplementary essential
variables for each welding process used in the WPS."

Question (1): If a WPS is written and qualified for welding P-No.1 material
to itself, is it necessary to specifically mention on the WPS or on the PQR
anything regarding QW-410.64, which addresses the use of thermal
processes for cutting or backgouging when welding on P-No.11A and
P-No.11B materials?

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Reply (1): No. The fact that the WPS and PQR are for welding on P-No.1
materials precludes the need to specifically describe the use of thermal
cutting or backgouging for P-No.11A or P-No. 11B materials on either the
WPS or the PQR.
Question (2): If a WPS specifies the use of ER70S-6 filler metal, is it
necessary to specifically mention in the WPS anything regarding QW404.23, which addresses filler metal product form by specifying that the
filler metal has to be solid?

Reply (2): No. The designation ER70S-6 specifies that the filler metal be
solid wire, and that is sufficient for describing the variable QW-404.23.

Question (3): If a WPS is written and qualified for welding P-No. SA


material to itself, is it necessary to specifically mention on a WPS or on the
PQRs for submerged arc welding anything regarding QW-404.34 that
addresses, when welding on P-No.l materials, the use of active or neutral
flux?

Reply (3): No. The use of active or neutral fluxes only needs to be specified
on the WPS and documented on the PQR when the base metal is P-No.1.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-407.1(b)

Record Number:

12-1230

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

12/06/2012
IX-13-07

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: (a) P-No. 8 plate is welded, heated to 780C (1,436F), then
formed, followed by a solution heat treatment at 1 060C (1,940F). (b)
P-No. 8 plate is welded, then cold formed, followed by a solution heat
treatment at 1 060C (1,940F).
Question: Is WPS supported by a PQR with 1 060C (1,940F) solution
heat treatment qualified to weld P-No. 8 base material as described in (a)
and (b) of the Background?
Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-201

Record Number:

13-119

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/21/2013
IX-13-10

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: Company A owns Companies B and C. May Company B use
WPSs qualified by Company C in accordance with the requirements of
Section IX without requalification, provided Company C describes the
process that they follow in their Quality Control System/Quality Assurance
Program for the operational control of procedure qualification?

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Reply: Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-409.1 and QW-409.8, Reference to Nonmandatory Appendix H

Record Number:

13-274

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

03/25/2013
IX-13-11

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: QW-409.1 and QW-409.8 variables reference Nonmandatory
Appendix H as a guideline for understanding of Waveform Controlled
Welding when qualifying personnel and procedures.
Question (1): Does Nonmandatory Appendix H become an essential,
nonessential, or supplementary essential variable when it is referenced
within the text of a variable?
Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Does either QW-409.1 or QW-409.8 require that power or


energy shall be specified in the WPS when using a waveform controlled
power source?
Reply (2): No.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-410.9

Record Number:

12-1529

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/10/2013
IX-13-12

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: Impact testing of welding procedure qualifications is required
by the Construction Code and QW-410.9 applies to the welding process
used as a supplementary essential variable. QW-410.9 requires
requalification for a change from multipass per side to single pass per side.
Per QW/QB-492 Definitions, a pass can result in a weld bead or a layer.
Question (1): Does QW-410.9 regard multiple layer welds as multipass
welds, so that a change from multiple layers per side to a single layer per
side requires a requalification?
Reply (1): Yes, when the single layer is made in a single pass.

Question (2): Does QW-410.9 regard multiple beads in a single layer (as
shown in beads 3, 4, 5, and 6 of Figure QW/QB-492.1) as multipass?
Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): A Welding Procedure Specification is qualified with multiple


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layer per side, within the limits of all other essential and supplementary
essential variables?
Reply (3): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-360, Welding Operator Performance Qualifications

Record Number:

13-9

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/10/2013
IX-13-14

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: While base metal P-Number is an essential variable for welder
qualifications, QW-360 does not specify base metal P-Number as an
essential variable for welding operator qualification. Is it required that
welding operators be qualified separately for welding Code Case base
metals when the Code Case specifies that Separate welding procedure and
performance qualifications shall be conducted for the material in
accordance with Section IX?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-322, Expiration and Renewal Qualification

Record Number:

13-131

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

06/10/2013
IX-13-15

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Background: A welder is qualified for a shop that fabricates Section VIII,
Division 1 vessels as well as non-Code equipment. A welder maintains his
welding process qualification for Code welds by making non-Code welds.
Question (1): May a welder maintain his welding process qualification by
making non-Code welds if the welder has not made a Code weld for a
period of 6 mo or more?
Reply (1): Yes, see IX-83-159.

Question (2): According to QW-322.1(a)(1), can a welder receive a 6-mo


qualification extension more than once?
Reply (2): Yes.
Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:
Subject Description:
Date Issued:

BPV Section IX
QW-202.4, Dissimilar Base Metal Thicknesses
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Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

13-635

IX-13-16

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: When employing a WPS to join flat plates of dissimilar thickness
in a groove-weld tee joint, is it a requirement of QW-202.4 that both the
thicker and thinner members must be qualified within the range permitted
by QW-451 unless the alternative provided in QW-202.4 is used?
Reply: Yes.

Standard Designation:
Edition/Addenda:

Para./Fig./Table No:

BPV Section IX

Subject Description:

QW-409.1, Electrical Characteristics

Record Number:

BC05-635

Date Issued:

Interpretation Number :

05/19/2005
IX-92-69

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Note: Interpretation IX-92-69 has been withdrawn.


Standard Designation:

BPV Section IX

Para./Fig./Table No:

QW-404.12

Edition/Addenda:

Subject Description:
Date Issued:

Record Number:

Interpretation Number :

2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda


ASME Section IX (2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda); QW-404.12
08/27/2013
15-2184

Question(s) and Reply(ies): Question: A PQR shows SFA-5.21 metal cored filler metal classification
ERCCoCr-A was used to qualify GTAW hard-facing overlay WPS. Does
this PQR support a GTAW hard-facing overlay WPS using SFA-5.21 bare
(solid) filler metal classification ERCoCr-A?
Reply: No

The published Record # for this interpretation is 13-727.


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