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PD190 - BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

PD190 - BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Portland, OR, USA
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

This is a basic course that trains participants to comply with the requirements of ASME Section IX, Welding, Brazing and Fusing Qualifications.  Participants gain a working knowledge of ASME Section IX.  A review of the welding processes and variables, as well as a review of basic welding metallurgy is conducted to provide all participants with sufficient background in welding technology.  This background knowledge is essential for one to interpret Section IX effectively. 

The mechanics of using Section IX and how to address its requirements and its relationship with other code sections is explained in a simple, straightforward manner.  Emphasis is placed on qualifying procedures in a cost-effective manner and on writing welding procedures so that they contribute positively to the manufacturing process.  The requirements for qualification of welders, brazers, and operators are examined, with particular emphasis on minimizing the cost and maximizing the usefulness of qualifications.  Time is provided to address individual participant's problems and concerns.

All attendees receive the current edition of BPVC Section IX – Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications codebook.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain how Section IX is organized and how to locate requirements for welding, brazing, and fusing qualifications
 - Consider the metallurgy and welding process knowledge that forms the basis for the rules for welding qualifications
 - Formulate and write practical and instructive welding, brazing, and plastic fusing procedures that are compliant with Section IX
 - Determine and confirm welder performance qualifications that are compliant with Section IX
 - Review welding documentation for compliance with Section IX

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Mechanical and welding engineers, quality control personnel, welding supervisors, inspectors, project managers

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD190
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Walter J. Sperko, P.E., is President of Sperko Engineering Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in metal fabrication technology. He is Chairman of Standards Committee IX and a member of several of its subgroups; a member of Standards Committee III and its Subgroup on Materials, Fabrication and Examination; a member of the B31 Standards Committee; and Chairman of AWS International Standards Activities Committee, which represents the US at meetings of ISO/TC44, Welding and Allied Processes and a member of AWS Technical Activities Committee. He is a professional engineer registered in several states and holds five US patents.
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