ASME IX Welding, Brazing and Fusing Qualifications

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

ASME IX Welding, Brazing and Fusing Qualifications

Scheduled Dates

04 - 08 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

ASME Section IX requirements relate to the qualification of welders, welding operators, brazers, and brazing operators and the procedures used in welding and brazing. This PetroKnowledge training course further establishes the basic criteria for welding and brazing requirements that affect procedure and performance.

ASME Section IX is a supplemental code. The requirements of ASME Section IX apply when referenced by the governing code or standard. It is usually referenced in other sections of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and ASME B31 Pressure Piping Code.

This training course will feature:

  • Welding procedures specifications
  • Welding procedure qualifications
  • Welder and welder operator performance qualifications
  • Welding Essential, nonessential and Supplementary Essential variables
  • Testing required for qualification PQR and WPQ
  • Welding limitation thickness, diameter and positions for welder
  • Identify the P number &F number and A number
  • Explain the welding process

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?  

The aim of this PetroKnowledge training course is to provide the delegates enough knowledge and skills in the ASME IX for welding and brazing qualifications:

  • Identify the Welding and Brazing procedures specifications, qualifications and the Welder and welder operator performance qualifications
  • Explain the welding process and requirements
  • Receive the enough information about the test required for Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) and Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
  • Identify the ASME P-Numbers, F-Numbers and A-Numbers
  • Explain the welding position and the limitation related to the welder and the procedure qualification

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed for:

  • Those interested in ASME IX for welding and brazing qualifications
  • QA/QC inspectors
  • Maintenance, inspection testing Engineers
  • Welding professionals
  • Fabrication Engineers
  • QA/QC Reliability professionals in oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be presented?

This training course will be conducted along workshop principles with highly proven interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises and ample opportunities for discussion and sharing of experiences. The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participant.

Daily Agenda

Day One

  • Introduction and history of ASME codes
  • Scope and Definitions
  • Welding general requirements.
  • types and purposes of tests and examinations
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Welding procedure qualifications
  • Limitation on essential and non-essential variables
  • Welding process 

Day Two 

  • Welding performance qualifications
  • Type of test required for welder
  • Mechanical Tests and volumetric test
  • Test coupons in pipe
  • Limits of qualified positions and diameters
  • Examination required for welder and welding operator
  • Welding variables for welders and welding operators
  • Expiration and renewal of welder qualification

Day Three

  • Article IV welding data
  • Essential Variable (Procedure)
  • Non-essential variables (Procedure)
  • Supplementary Essential Variable (Procedure)
  • Essential variable (performance)
  • Joints, base metals, filler metals, positions
  • Preheat, post weld heat treatment, electrical characteristics
  • Base metal groupings table QW/QB-422
  • Alternate base materials for welder qualification P-Numbers
  • Alternate base metals used for procedure qualification
  • F‐numbers table QW-432
  • Alternate F‐numbers for welder performance qualification
  • Weld metal chemical composition table QW-442 A‐Numbers

 Day Four

Procedure qualification thickness limits and test specimens 

  • Table QW-451.1 Groove‐Weld Tension Tests and Transverse‐Bend Tests
  • Table QW-451.2 Groove‐Weld Tension Tests and Longitudinal‐Bend Tests
  • Table QW-451.3 Fillet‐Weld Tests

Performance qualification thickness limits and test specimens

  • Table QW-452.1(a) Test Specimens
  • Table QW-452.1(b) Thickness of Weld Metal Qualified
  • Table QW-452.3 Groove‐Weld Diameter Limits
  • Table QW-461.9 Performance Qualification — Position and Diameter Limitations
  • Positions of Welds — Groove Welds and fillets weld

Day Five

  • Article XI brazing general requirements
  • Types and purposes of tests and examinations
  • Article XII brazing procedure qualifications
  • Brazing variables
  • Article XIII brazing performance qualifications
  • Article XIV brazing data


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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