×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

B&PV Code Section IX requirements

B&PV Code Section IX requirements

B&PV Code Section IX requirements

(OP)
Hello All:  I came from a Mil-278 background and my new job is asking about getting compliant with section IX for CRN Registration purposes.  A few questions.  As I read the code it does not appear to address joint design, base metals, inspections or welder training??  Are the requirements of B31.1 and B31.3 incorporated under Section IX.  Do they allow Autogenous welds?? Mil-278 did not.  Our alloys are 304 tube to 430 FR bar with no specifications assigned to them, yet. Is that OK ?

RE: B&PV Code Section IX requirements

Capntom;
That is correct; Section IX is like a road map that provides basic requirements needed to qualify welding/brazing procedures, and qualification of welders/brazers (and operators too). Other ASME Codes and Standards simply refer the user to Section IX for minimum requirements related to the above, not training, or joint design, or filler metal selection, etc. Joint design, training requirements, filler metal selection may be listed in the applicable code or standard, it depends on application.

My advice to you is to investigate attending either an ASME B&PV Code, Section IX class or one of the welding code classes offered by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. These classes provide an excellent overview of Section IX and application.

RE: B&PV Code Section IX requirements

Consider "Practical Welding Technology" offered by ASME. You can look up the particulars on the ASME website (asme.org).

ASME Section IX and the companion construction codes such as Section I, Section VIII, B31.1, or B31.3 will not provide any direction on the proper selection base metals and matching filler metals.

AWS welding codes and standards do a good job of matching base metals and filler metals, but you are still required to test a welded coupon in accordance with ASME Section IX to verify the mechanical properties meet the minimum code requirements.

Best regards - Al

RE: B&PV Code Section IX requirements

Mil Std 278 was a fabrication standard if I remember correctly and there was a seperate standard for procedure and performance qualification. (Mil std 248). ASME Sec IX addresses only qualification requirements. The applicable code of construction/fabrication would refer to Sec IX for qualifcation of welders and procedures.

There are NO training requirements for welders other than in the case of failing a weld test.

Gerald Austin
Iuka, Mississippi
http://www.weldinginspectionsvcs.com

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close