Welding Qualification Workshop – Best Practices 2022


January 24-26, 2022

Houston, Texas


Location
Houston, Texas


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 and AWS D1.1 Code Book
• Attendees will earn 24 PDHs upon completion

Overview

Welders and the welding procedures they use are required by law to be qualified in accordance with applicable construction Codes. The Welder Performance Qualifications (WPQs) and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs) generated are an important part of any organization’s quality management program. This workshop will explore that role and guide the participants through the process of qualifying both welders and welding procedures in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. This includes classroom lecture in addition to live demonstrations of the welding of the coupons; test specimen removal and preparation; tension, bend, and charpy testing; evaluation of the test results; and generation of the WPQs, procedure qualification record(s) (PQRs), and WPSs.

Topics include:

  • Why do welders have to be qualified?
  • Who is responsible for qualifying welders?
  • What is a welder performance qualification (WPQ)?
  • What is a WPS?
  • Why are WPSs necessary and who cares about them?
  • How various industries and codes address welding procedure qualification
  • Understanding essential “variables”
  • What comes first? The WPS or the PQR?
  • How to qualify multiple welding processes and/or filler metal classifications using a single test coupon
  • When and how to amend an existing WPS to extend the qualification range(s)
  • Addressing heat-input control for WPSs qualified with toughness
  • Sources for reasonable and meaningful ranges for variables on the WPS
  • Avoiding the common mistakes in WPS qualification
*Registration is limited to 40 students


SCHEDULE

JAN

24

Monday
Full Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm (EDT)

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

JAN

25

Tuesday
Full Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm (EDT)

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

JAN

26

Wednesday
Full Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm (EDT)

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



*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing

Registration


Open: November 2022
Deadline: January 21, 2022


Registration Includes:
Morning and Afternoon Breaks
3 Lunches


Technical Program
24 PDHs Earned


Pricing
Member
Nonmember
Regular $1650 $1750

Attendee Registration Coming Soon


All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference, you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference.

Registrations are non-transferable.


 


SPONSORSHIPS

*Sponsorships Subject to Change


Attendee 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 –)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

*Sponsor responsible for providing tote bags. Tote bags and giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by –, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lanyard
$150

*Exclusive

Benefits Include:

  • Company name on lanyard*. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by –)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.

*Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard. Lanyard must be approved by AWS.

Pen
$150

*Exclusive

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on pen given to each attendee at registration. Production is not included.
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by –)
  • Company name and link included on all promotional emails.

*Sponsor responsible for providing 50 pens.

Notebook
$350

*Exclusive

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo printed on the front cover of conference notebook*, which will be distributed to attendees (Logo placement based on first-come, first-served basis).
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by –)
  • Company name and link included on all promotional emails.

*Sponsorship includes production of notebooks. In the event that multiple sponsorships are sold, all sponsor logos will be imprinted on each notebook. Sponsorship must be sold by — for fulfillment.

Sponsorship Registration Coming Soon
For More Info on Sponsorships
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org

 

VENUE

Miller Electric
Houston, Texas


Miller® is about building things that matter. We lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.

We’re about the partnership and the work. Our products are designed with our users for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Miller
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January 24-26, 2022

Houston, Texas

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Best Practices

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