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For welding performance qualification tests to ASME IX, what qualification ranges are applied to base metal thickness?


Frequently asked questions

ASME IX does not consider base metal thickness to be an essential variable for welding performance qualification using any of the listed welding processes. Consequently, no limitations are specified for the range of base metal thickness qualified by a particular qualification test weld.

Thickness limits are specified for deposited weld metal. These details are given in QW-452 .1(b).

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