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RE: AWS D1.1 v. ASME IX - WPS and PQR

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Kevin - so your local book store or library branch has the ASME code on
its shelves?  

William C. Sherman, PE 
(Bill Sherman) 
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)cdm.com
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Polin [mailto:KevinPolin(--nospam--at)Cyberonic.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 6:36 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: AWS D1.1 v. ASME IX - WPS and PQR
> 
> Go to any Book store or Library and review the book...
> 
> >(no time or budget for that!)
> Make Time!!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gale45man [mailto:gale45man(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:19 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: AWS D1.1 v. ASME IX - WPS and PQR
> 
> Our design drawings require conformance to AWS D1.1 and 
> submittal of WPS, PQR, welder and inspector qualifications, etc.
> 
> The (Canadian) contractor has submitted a WPS and 
> corresponding PQR that are based on ASME IX. I am not 
> familiar with pressure vessel and piping codes.
> 
> Since the WPS indicates that the qualified thickness range is 
> 1/16" to 0.672", and the steel plate to be welded is 1" 
> thick, I don't have any problem rejecting the submittal.
> 
> However, if the next submittal is also based on ASME IX, I 
> wonder how to evaluate it. Reject it outright?
> Buy ASME IX and meticulously compare it to AWS D1.1 (no time 
> or budget for that!)? Ask the contractor to compare the steel 
> grades, other variables, and test performance requirements of 
> the two codes for me? What would you do? Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks!

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