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

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In Canada being qualified to ASME does NOT qualify a 
fabricator to do structural welding. The company must
get themselves qualified by the Canadian Welding Bureau
to CSA W59 the Structural Welding Code.
Gary

On 11 Jan 2006 at 16:19, Gale45man wrote:

> 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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