I was fortunate to have some notes from a lecture on welding by our inspection company Lloyds EMEA

Welding Code Changes by Bob Pennycook
Lloyd’s Register EMEA Welding Code Changes

OVERVIEW:
Replacement of BS EN287-1:2011 Qualification test
of welders -fusion welding -Part 1: Steels by BS EN
ISO 9606-1:2013

Replacement of BS EN 1418 by BS EN ISO 14732

ISO 15608 /TR Material grouping

Draft for public comment revised ISO15614-1

Draft for public comment revised ISO15614-8

Up coming standard reviews
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European standards European standards
WPS qualification to BS EN ISO15607 in the EN/ISO series is not contained in a
single document

BS EN ISO 15614 Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials
Procedure test

Part 1:Arc welding of Steels and nickel alloys

Part 2: Arc welding of aluminium and its alloys

Part 3: Fusion and pressure welding of non-alloyed and low-alloyed cast irons

Part 4: Finishing welding of aluminium castings

Part 5: Arc welding of titanium, zirconium and their alloys

Part 6: Arc and gas welding of copper and its alloys

Part 7: Overlay welding

Part 8: Welding of tubes to tube-plate joints

Part 9: Underwater hyperbaric wet welding

Part 10: Hyperbaric dry welding

Part 11: Electron and laser beam welding

Part 12: Spot, seam and projection welding

Part 13: Resistance butt and flash welding
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European standards European standards

BS EN ISO 15612: 2004: Specification and qualification of welding
procedures for metallic materials -Qualification by adoption of a
standard welding procedure

BS EN ISO 15610: 2003 Specification and qualification of welding
procedures for metallic materials -Qualification based on tested
welding consumables

BS EN ISO 15611: 2003: Specification and qualification of welding
procedures for metallic materials -Qualification based on previous
welding experience
Welding Standard Map.pdf

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Standards Update Standards Update

Welder qualification in the EN series is not contained in a single

document

BS EN 287-1:2011 Qualification test of welders -fusion welding -Part 1: steels

BS EN ISO 9606-1: 2013: Qualification test of welders -fusion welding steels.

Part 2: Aluminium and Aluminium alloys

Part 3:Copper and Copper alloys

Part 4:Nickle and Nickel alloys

Part 5: Titanium and Titanium alloys

BS EN ISO14732 : 2013 Welding personnel -Approval testing of welding
operators for fusion welding and resistance weld setters for fully mechanised
and automatic welding of metallic materials
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Material grouping Material grouping
Materials are grouped together in ISO15608 to reduce the
number of procedures required. Steel Groups are:

Group 1 C-Mn Steels
Group 2 Fine Grain/TMCP Steels
Group 3 QT or PH (except stainless steels)
Group 4 Low Vanadium Cr-Mo Steels
Group 5 Vanadium Free Cr -Mo Steels
Group 6 High Vanadium Cr-Mo Steels
Group 7 Ferritic, Martensitic and PH Stainless
Group 8 Austenitic Stainless
Group 9 Ni Alloy Steel
Group 10 Duplex Stainless
Group 11 Steels as per Group 1 but with a higher carbon content
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Background to BS EN ISO9606-1:2013

The new approach taken by this standard
is to adopt a similar methodology to ASME Section IX .We will
highlight these similarities as we come to them.

The 9606 series cover manual welding. Fully Automatic or
mechanised welding is covered by BS EN ISO 14732

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Terminology Terminology
ESSENTIAL VARIABLES:

WELDING PROCESS
PRODUCT TYPE (PLATE /PIPE)
TYPE OF WELD (BUTT/FILLET)
FILLER MATERIAL GROUP
WELDING CONSUMABLE
DIMENSIONS ( THICKNESS/DIAMETER)
WELDING POSITION
WELD DETAILS:
Material, gas, flux backing
Consumable inserts
Single sided, both sided welding
Single layer, multi layer
Leftward/rightward welding

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Changes in Ranges in approval Changes in Ranges in approval

MAG/MIG : Welder qualified in dip transfer mode
qualifies for Dip ,globular & Spray but not vice versa.
(131,135,138)

Tests on welds in plates now gives approval for fixed
pipes with a diameter
=
500mm for positions in table 9 &
10.

Tests on welds in plates now gives approval for rotating
pipes with a diameter
=
75mm for positions in table 9 &
10. (PA,PB,PC & PD)
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TYPE OF WELD (BUTT/FILLET)

Addition of Annex C. Qualification of butt and
fillet in one weld. Single bevel butt with a
permanent backing strip. Minimum thickness

10mm.
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Changes in Ranges in approval Changes in Ranges in approval
11. FILLER MATERIAL GROUP
Qualification is for filler material not parent material group:

FM1: Non Alloy and Fine Grain Steels
eg:E7108 MMA Electrodes
FM2: High Strength Steels
E10045 MMA Electrodes
FM3: Creep Resisting Steels Cr <3.75% E8018 MMA Electrodes FM4: Creep Resisting Steels :3.75%12% E8015 MMA Electrodes

FM5: Stainless and Heat Resisting Steels E316L MMA Electrodes FM6: Nickel and Nickel Alloys ENiCrFe-2 MMA Electrodes
Parent material can be any suitable material from Group 1 to 11

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PERIODS OF VALIDITY PERIODS OF VALIDITY
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CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATION
The following non essential variables shell be recorded:
Type of current and polarity
Parent material group/sub group
Shielding Gas

Designation

The standard Process Product type Type of weld Filler material group Consumable type
Dimensions : s ( deposited thickness) / t ( material thickness)
Position
Weld details

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Standards Update Standards Update

Is BS EN ISO 9606-1:2013 a harmonized standard for PED?

It has a ZA Annex which states once published in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive it will have a presumption of conformity.

The CEN website appears to say this has happened but has not yet been published?

Annex I :3.1.2:To carry out these approvals the third party must perform examinations and tests as set out in the appropriate harmonised standards or equivalent examinations and tests or must have them performed.
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BS EN ISO 14732 :2013 Welding Personnel-Qualification
Testing of Welding Operators for Mechanised & Automatic Welding
BS EN ISO 14732 :2013 Welding Personnel-Qualification Testing of Welding Operators for Mechanised & Automatic Welding
Much clearer presentation of essentialvariables, Mandatory functional knowledge test
Optional welding technology test
The same revalidation system as BS EN ISO9606-1:2013
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Standards Update Standards Update

ISO/DIS15614-1:2013 SPECIFICATION & QUALIFICATION OF WELDING PROCEDURES FOR METALLIC MATERIALSWELDING PROCEDURE TEST

Proposed to have two levels

Level 1 : Based on ASME Section IX

Level 2: Based on current BS EN ISO15614-1 Welding Procedure and Welder Qualification Review

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Procedure Tests to Level 2 qualify Level 1 Requirements but not vice-versa

If impact testing, hardness testing or NDE is required by an application standard or specification it shall be carried out and assessed to Level 2 unless specified otherwise.
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Standards Update Standards Update

ISO 15608 /TR : 2013
Under review, classification of Group 1 & 11 steels.

BS EN ISO 5817:2014. Revised to include Annex C to cover fatigue loading conditions

BS EN ISO9606 Parts 2 to 5 are coming up for review, it is anticipated that the format will follow that in BS EN ISO9606-1:2013 Welding Procedure and Welder Qualification Review

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