• API 1104 and Welding Inspection
    October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Class ends at 12pm on the second day.

Course Objective:
This 1.5 day training is geared toward project managers who need awareness of what to expect and look for from their pipeline welding inspection staff. The course expands on our API 1104 training class and gives attendees confidence that they know what questions to ask of their field staff and a better understanding of the corners that are commonly cut and what is expected by PHMSA.

PDHs Available:
12 PDHs available with Certificate of Completion

Course Outline:
Introduction, Historical Evolution of Weld Standards and Observed Pipeline Weld Performance

Introduction to API 1104 and the 1104 Committee
—How the committee works
—How to get help on welding questions

PHMSA and Federal Regulations Related to API 1104 and ASME Section IX


Welding Processes and Welding Consumables
—Low hydrogen welding practices: why and how
—Matching the filler metal to the application

Procedure Qualification and Documentation
—The concept of essential variables and nonessential variables for procedures (and for welders)
—What is required? Comparison to ASME Section IX
—Optional tests
—What mistakes are common? What to watch for?

Welder Qualification
—What is required? Comparison to ASME Section IX
—Optional tests
—What mistakes are common?

Production Welding
—“Should” and “Shall”; what is required/what is recommended?
—Common mistakes, what is PHMSA watching for? What has been a problem?

Weld Flaws – Description and Illustration of Workmanship Flaws

Welding Inspection and NDT
—Inspecting before, during and after welding; the role of the welding inspector
—Common inspection tools; documentation practices, examples of good/poor practice
—What the standards say about weld inspectors
—PHMSA expectations
—NDT requirements; personnel training and certification and procedure qualification
—Comparison of inspection methods, advantages and limitations

Weld Repairs
—Requirements of the 20th vs 21st edition of API 1104
—Strategies for minimizing need for new procedures

Appendix B – In-Service Welding
—Qualifying and selecting procedures’ shop testing and computer modeling
—Qualifying welders for In-Service welding
—Hydrogen cracking and burning through; strategies for avoiding problems

Fitness for Service
—API 1104 Appendix A – Alternative Acceptance Criteria
—Other approaches

Mechanized Welding with Filler Metal Additions

Course notes in paper and flash drive format
Certificate of completion
Breakfast and Lunch

Feedback from Attendees:

“Depth and breadth of the subject was very applicable to my work as a project manager.”
“The handouts had lots of useful information and references”
“The handout materials were very detailed, I like the fact that there were pictures too”
“Great question and answer session.”
“Very knowledgeable, promoted discussion, good links to how topic applies in practice.”
“Well detailed, organized and easy to follow.”
“Well presented and engaging.”

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