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A Quick Guide to API 653 Certified Storage Tank Inspector Syllabus: Example Questions and Worked Answers

Clifford Matthews
Clifford Matthews
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The purpose of this chapter is to familiarize you with the principles and requirements of welding qualification documentation. These are the Weld Procedure Specification (WPS), Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) and Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ). The secondary purpose is to define the essential, non-essential and supplementary essential variables used in qualifying WPSs.

ASME section IX is a part of the ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel code that contains the rules for qualifying welding procedures and welders. It is also used to qualify welders and procedures for welding to ASME VIII.

14.1 Module introduction
14.2 Formulating the qualification requirements
14.3 Welding documentation reviews: the exam questions
14.4 ASME IX article I
14.5 Section QW-140 types and purposes of tests and examinations
14.6 ASME IX article II
14.7 ASME IX articles I and II familiarization questions
14.8 ASME IX article III
14.9 ASME IX article IV
14.10 ASME IX articles III and IV familiarization questions
14.11 The ASME IX review methodology
14.12 ASME IX WPS/PQR review: worked example
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