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SECTION IX

Subject
QW-201, Manufacturers or Contractors Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-405.2, Welding Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Units of Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Interpretation
IX-04-26 IX-04-28 IX-04-29 IX-04-27

File No.
BC05-1196 BC06-323 BC06-462 BC05-1215

Interpretation: IX-04-26 Subject: QW-201, Manufacturers or Contractors Responsibility Date Issued: February 22, 2006 File: BC05-1196 Background: Two independent companies, A and B, form a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) to perform work requiring ASME Section I Code Stamp. The LLP has obtained valid ASME Certicates of Authorization. Each company also has valid, existing ASME Certicates of Authorization. The organizations effective operational control of welding procedure qualication is described in each of the partners Quality Control System Manuals and the LLPs Quality Control System Manual. The welding procedure qualication tests and production welding are under the full supervision and control of the same individual representing both the LLP and company A. Question: May the LLP use PQRs qualied by company A after the formation of the LLP? Reply: Yes.

Interpretation: IX-04-27 Subject: Units of Measurement Date Issued: February 22, 2006 File: BC05-1215 Question (1): Is it acceptable to maintain welder performance qualication records in SI units, with a conversion table as part of the welding manual to ensure that qualication limits are not exceeded? Reply (1): Yes. Code Case 2523 provides information about when such conversions are required and the requirements for performing such conversions. Question (2): Is it acceptable to maintain welding procedure specications that are dual dimensioned with SI units primary and U.S. Customary units in parentheses, with a conversion table as part of the welding manual to ensure that qualication limits are not exceeded? Reply (2): Yes. Code Case 2523 provides information about when such conversions are required and the requirements for performing such conversions.

Interpretation: IX-04-28 Subject: QW-405.2, Welding Position Date Issued: June 21, 2006 File: BC06-323 Question (1): If a Stud Welding Procedure Qualication is performed in the 4S position, does the same procedure qualication qualify for the 1S position? Reply (1): No. Question (2): If a Stud Welding Procedure Qualication is performed in the 4S and 2S positions, does the same procedure qualication also qualify for all positions? Reply (2): No.

Interpretation: IX-04-29 Subject: QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment Date Issued: June 21, 2006 File: BC06-462 Question: Does QW-407.1(b)(2) address the temperature ranges for stress relieving, stabilizing, and/or solution annealing heat treatments? Reply: No, QW-407.1(b)(2) addresses PWHT within a specied temperature range. Section IX requires the temperature range to be specied on the WPS and the PQR supporting the WPS be within the specied PWHT temperature range (see the fourth paragraph of the Introduction).