Thu, 23 December, 2021
TWI’s Welding Qualifier has been updated to include the latest code rules from AWS D1.1 and ASME Section IX.
The ASME IX: 2021 code rules become mandatory for use from January 1 2022 and include the following new updates:
- ASME IX has extended the scope of ‘simultaneous testing’ from welders to welding procedures, so an ‘association’ can now mange test events and facilitate the sharing of welding procedures
- The 1.1T maximum limit for welding procedure qualification for short-circuit (dip-transfer) GMAW has been removed (it remains for welder qualification)
- There were changes to minimum thickness qualified for base metal thickness for austenitic materials when toughness/impact requirements apply
- Various new and deleted base materials from Table QW-422
The changes for AWS D1.1: 2020 were mostly to paragraph references due to organisational changes in the standard, but there were also some other changes including changes to supplementary essential variables for ESW/EGW and metal-cored GMAW.
The updated software is available from www.twisoftware.com and you can get more information on any of TWI’s welding software products by contacting the software team on firstname.lastname@example.org.