I am trying to get some welders at our plant certified up to API 1104 Standards. Around here, we do all types of welding, including SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW.
In Section 6.3.2 for Multiple Qualification, does this mean that a welder must qualify (by passing both tests) seperately for SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW?
Also, does he also have to qualify for each different type of filler rod? For example, in one SMAW process, we use E7010 (Group 1), while in another SMAW process, we use E7018 (Group 3).
If this is true, this would mean that each welder must take and pass the two multiple qualification tests a multiple of times in order to cover everything we do here. Isn't that redundant?
Thanks in advance,