PD645 – BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications


Pressure Equipment | Copenhagen

PD645 – BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications

  • Copenhagen: 24-26 June 2019
  • Length: 3 days
  • CEUs: 3.80
  • PDHs: 38.00


PD645 – BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications Share ASME

Pricing and Availability: Pricing and dates are still pending.


This course covers the layout, scope, and use of ASME BPV Code, Section IX through illustrative examples.  It explains and demonstrates the rules for qualification of welding and brazing procedures and personnel.  Participants learn about the basic rules for the use of Section IX in conjunction with other construction codes.  These rules include the identification of responsibilities for procedure and personnel qualification as well as the activities that can be subcontracted by the manufacturer.


The course also presents basic characteristics of the welding processes as a basis for understanding the essential and nonessential variables that are listed for the qualification of procedures and personnel.  Some basic metallurgy is presented to explain the philosophy supporting the essential variable rules of the Code.  Examples of welding procedure and personnel qualification documentation are also presented to demonstrate how the essential and nonessential variables are identified and documented.  Finally, a brief discussion and demonstration will be conducted to show how supplementary essential variables can be addressed when impact toughness is required.

Participants should have an introductory background in Section IX.

Each participant will receive a copy of the codebook, B&PVC Section IX – Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications.

You Will Learn To

  • Explain the layout and scope of Section IX
  • Describe the qualification of procedures & personnel in Section IX
  • Identify the basic features of the commonly used welding processes
  • Explain the concept of carbon equivalent and hardenability of steels
  • Identify the nonessential variables and essential variables in the WPS
  • Explain how to prepare and modify the PQR and WPS from fundamental data
  • Identify supplementary essential variables

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for engineers, supervisors, quality assurance/control personnel, auditors, and other technical personnel working in the boiler, pressure vessel, petrochemical, biopharmaceutical, or other industry whose welding qualifications are governed by ASME BPV Code Section IX.


Bob McReynolds, P.E., has been working as a welding and metallurgical engineer in the defense and infrastructure industries since 1993.  He has worked in engineering and quality roles on nuclear power plant modifications, repairs, and new constructions.  Outside of the nuclear industry, Bob has also worked on improving the laser and resistance welding operations of a defense subcontractor and performed weld quality inspections during the fabrication of major bridge components.

Mr. McReynolds is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Metallurgical discipline in the State of California and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Engineer.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering from San Jose State University, and has graduated from the College of Oceaneering as an underwater weld inspector.

Currently, Mr. McReynolds is the Manager of Welding and Materials Engineering on the construction site of a new nuclear power plant.

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Course Type: Public Course
Course Number: PD645
Language: English

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