How to Use ASME Section IX December 2021

December 7-9, 2021

Houston, Texas



Location
T.I.C. Kiewit
3831 Technology Forest Boulevard
The Woodlands, TX 77381


AWS Contact
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org


Benefits
• Each attendee will receive a hard copy of the 2021 edition of ASME’s Section IX Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications
• Attendees will earn 24 PDHs upon completion

Overview

How to Use ASME Section IX 2021 is an introductory three-day course that will train the participants to comply with the requirements of ASME Section IX, Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications. Participants will gain a working knowledge of ASME Section IX. A review of the welding processes and variables and basic steel welding metallurgy will be conducted to provide all participants with sufficient background in welding technology to interpret and understand Section IX. The mechanics of using Section IX and how to address its requirements will be explained in a simple, straightforward manner. Emphasis will be placed on writing welding procedures to contribute positively to the manufacturing process and on qualifying procedures in a cost-effective manner. The requirements for welders, brazers, and operators will be examined, emphasizing minimizing the cost and maximizing the usefulness of qualifications. Time will be provided to address individual participant’s problems and concerns.

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Attendees will receive copies of the course notes covering the course’s content.

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for people involved in writing and qualifying welding and brazing procedure specifications, qualifying welders, brazers and operators, reviewing suppliers procedures, auditing or reviewing in-house procedures and qualifications, and estimating jobs that impose the requirements of Section IX. Welding Engineers, quality assurance personnel, auditors, testing laboratory personnel, maintenance personnel, and jurisdictional inspection personnel will find this course interesting, exciting and beneficial.


* Registration is limited to 30 students


 


presenter


Walter Sperko
Walter J. Sperko, P.E.

President

Sperko Engineering Services, Inc.

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Sperko Engineering Services, Inc.

Walter J. Sperko, P.E. is President of Sperko Engineering Services, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in metal fabrication technology, including material selection, welding, heat treating, inspection, quality assurance, and failure analysis. He has particular experience in piping and pressure vessel fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair. Previously, he was Quality Control Manager for RECO North Carolina, and he provided technical support in welding, metallurgy, and fabrication for the parent company, Richmond Engineering Company. He was also employed by ITT Grinnell Industrial Piping, Inc., responsible for technical interface between piping system designers and the fabrication shop, including all aspects of welding, fabrication, and Code interpretation. He also worked for EBASCO Services, Inc in the Materials Engineering and Quality Compliance Department.

Mr. Sperko is a past-Chairman of the ASME Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Standards Committee IX and a member of several subgroups. He is a member of ASME Subcommittee III, Nuclear Components, and its Subgroup on Materials, Fabrication, and Examination, Past-chairman of ASME B31.9, Building Services Piping, member of B31 Standards Committee, member of AWS Committee D10 on Pipe and Tube, and past-Chairman of AWS International Standards Activities Committee and US representative to ISO TC 44 and incoming TAC chairman.

He received his BA and BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several states, and he holds six US patents. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a Counselor of the AWS.

 


SCHEDULE
 

DEC

7

Registration Open 7:30am – 5:00 pm
Sessions 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Attendee Lunch noon – 1:00 pm


Sessions

History and Structure
Historical Development of Section IX; Relationship of Section IX to Other Codes; Organization and Structure; Mechanics of Using Section IX – Essential, Nonessential and Supplemental Essential Variables.

Review of Welding Processes
Understanding Code Variables; Fuel Gas Welding; Shielded Metal Arc Welding; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding; Gas Metal Arc Welding; Submerged Arc Welding, other processes

Review of SMAW Welding Variables
Review of Variables for SMAW in detail. P-numbers; F-Numbers: SFA Specifications and non-SFA Filler Metals; A-Numbers.

DEC

8

Registration Open 7:30am – 5:00 pm
Sessions 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Attendee Lunch noon – 1:00 pm


Sessions

Review of Welding Variables
Other process important essential and nonessential variables.

Steel Welding Metallurgy
Effects of Alloying, Transformations, Hardening, Heat treating, Sensitization

Selecting and Preparing the Test Coupon
Obtaining Maximum Cost-effectiveness from Test Coupons and QW-451; Preparation and Welding of the Test Coupon; Recording both Necessary and Worthwhile Data; Demonstrating Code Compliance.

Writing the Welding Procedure Specification
Meeting Code Requirements; Addressing Customer Requirements; Providing Direction to the Welder; Sources of Information for Preparing Intelligent and Meaningful Welding Procedure Specifications.

Practical Session
Writing the Welding Procedure Specification; Use of Section IX Form; Other Formats; Procedure Qualification Record Forms; Revisions to Records and Procedures. Homework assignment

DEC

9

Registration Open 7:30am – 5:00 pm
Sessions 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Attendee Lunch noon – 1:00 pm


Sessions

Welder and Welding Operator Qualifications
Selection of Test Coupons to Minimize Testing Costs and Simplify Record Keeping; Conducting Performance Tests; Organizational Responsibility and Ownership of Test Records; Testing of Coupons and Recording of Test Data; Maintaining Continuity of Qualification.

Supplemental Variables – Special Considerations for Notch-Toughness
How Welding Influences Toughness; Measuring and Recording Heat Input Data; Translating Heat Input Data into Useful Directions for a Welder; Typical Construction Code Requirements (Section VIII as example); Writing and Reviewing Impact Qualified WPSs.

Brazing
Brazing Technology; Comparison of Brazing Rules to Welding Rules; Review of Brazing Variables.

Plastic Fusing (overview)
Fusing Technology; Comparison of Fusing Rules to Welding Rules; Review of Fusing Variables.

*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing

Registration


Deadline: November 19, 2021


Includes:
• Morning & Afternoon Breaks
• 3 Lunches


Benefits
• Each attendee will receive a hard copy of the 2021 edition of ASME’s Section IX Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications
• 24 PDHs Earned


 


SPONSORSHIPS

*Sponsorships Subject to Change


Bag
$350
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by November 4, 2021)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 bags. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by November 4, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.


Lanyard
$350
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on lanyard* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by November 4, 2021)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 lanyards. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by November 4, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.


Pen
$350
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on Pen* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by November 4, 2021)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 pens. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by November 4, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.


Notebook
$350
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • • Company logo on Notebook* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by November 4, 2021)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 notebooks. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by November 4, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

 
For More Info on Sponsorships
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org

 

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