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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is an internationally accepted construction code for defining the requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, testing and certification of many types of boilers, pressure vessels and nuclear power plant parts. Compliance is not only necessary for access to the US and Canadian markets, but is becoming an increasingly important criterion for buyers worldwide.

The ASME Code is often required as part of a contract for the supply of materials or parts. In addition, ASME certification is recognized as an indication of the quality of the manufacturer and its products.

The ASME BPVC Section IX introductory training focuses on welding and brazing procedures and qualification of welders, operators and brazers, and testing according to the ASME Code.

This training is suitable for...

For anyone involved in drafting and checking welding documents according to ASME IX. Welding engineers, inspectors and QA / QC employees.

Which topics are covered...

  • Qualifications of welding procedures and welding personnel;
  • Designation of the base metals and welding consumables;
  • Welding processes and essential / supplementary / non-essential variables;
  • Welding procedure qualifications (WPS, PQR);
  • Welders / operators qualifications (WPQ, WOPQ);
  • Scope of testing (tensile test, bend test, impact test);
  • Preparing PQR / WPS and WPQ.

Course outcome...

At the end of the training you will   have an understanding of the structure of the ASME BPV Section IX and of how to conduct welding procedures  and welder qualifications and have a  knowledge of the associated welding documentation to meet the requirements of this Code. You will also be aware of the additions that are required to meet the requirements of the European Union Pressure Equipment Directive.


This training lasts 1 day. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

You will receive training literature and a certificate of participation afterwards.

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