ASME SECTION IX THREE DAY COURSE

ADELAIDE: 1 TO 3 NOVEMBER 2023

Need to use ASME Section IX? Learn how to minimise cost and maximise qualification usefulness.

The ASME code is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard that regulates the design, development and construction of boilers and pressure vessels. ASME Section IX specifies the requirements for the qualification of welders and the welding procedure specifications.

The course will be facilitated by Walter J. Sperko, P.E., the President of Sperko Engineering Services, a consulting firm specialising in metal fabrication technology. He has particular experience in piping and pressure vessel fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair. Mr. Sperko is also a past-Chairman of the ASME Welding, Brazing and Fusing Standards Committee IX and a member of ASME Subcommittee III, Nuclear Components.

This three day course will give participants a working knowledge of ASME Section IX, including how to comply with its requirements.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

A review of the welding processes and variables, and basic steel welding metallurgy will be conducted to provide all participants with sufficient background in welding technology to interpret and understand Section IX. The mechanics of using Section IX and how to address its requirements will be explained in a simple, straightforward manner.

Emphasis will be placed on writing welding procedures so that they contribute positively to the manufacturing process and on qualifying procedures in a cost-effective manner.

The requirements for welders and operators will be examined with particular emphasis on minimising the cost and maximising the usefulness of qualifications.

Time will be provided to address individual participant’s problems and concerns. Attendees will receive copies of the course notes covering the course’s content. Attendees must bring a copy of the current edition of Section IX. Multiple choice tests will be given for each section.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for people who are involved in writing and qualifying welding and brazing procedure specifications, qualifying welders, brazers and operators, reviewing suppliers procedures, auditing or reviewing in-house procedures and qualifications and estimating jobs which impose the requirements of Section IX.

Welding Engineers, quality assurance personnel, auditors, testing laboratory personnel, maintenance personnel and jurisdictional inspection personnel will find this course interesting, exciting and beneficial.

About the Presenter: Walter J. Sperko

Walter J. Sperko, P.E. is President of Sperko Engineering Services, a consulting firm specialising in metal fabrication technology, including material selection, welding, heat treating, inspection, quality assurance and failure analysis. He has particular experience in piping and pressure vessel fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair. Previously, he was Quality Control Manager for RECO North Carolina, and he provided technical support in welding, metallurgy and fabrication for the parent company, Richmond Engineering Company. He was also employed by ITT Grinnell Industrial Piping, where he was responsible for technical interface between piping system designers and the fabrication shop, including all aspects of welding, fabrication and Code interpretation. He also worked for EBASCO Services in the Materials Engineering and Quality Compliance Department.

Mr. Sperko is a past-Chairman of the ASME Welding, Brazing and Fusing Standards Committee IX and a member of several of its sub-groups. He is a member of ASME Subcommittee III, Nuclear Components, and its Subgroup on Materials, Fabrication and Examination, Past Chairman of ASME B31.9, Building Services Piping, member of B31 Standards Committee, member of AWS Committee D10 on Pipe and Tube, and Past Chairman of AWS International Standards Activities Committee and US representative to ISO TC 44 and Past Chairman of AWS TAC. He received his BA and BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several states, and he holds six US patents. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a Counselor of the AWS.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Day One

  • History and Structure of ASME Section IX
  • Review of Welding Processes
  • Review of SMAW Welding Variables

Day Two

  • Review of Welding Variables
  • Steel Welding Metallurgy
  • Selecting and Preparing the Test Coupon
  • Writing the Welding Procedure Specification
  • Practical Session

Day Three

  • Welder and Welding Operator Qualifications
  • Supplemental Variables
  • Special Considerations for Notch-Toughness
  • Brazing
  • Plastic Fusing

COURSE DETAILS

  • Date: 1 to 3 November 2023
  • Venue: Stamford Grand Adelaide – Glenelg
  • Address: 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg, SA 5045
  • Room: Moseley Room
  • Registration first day: 8:00am
  • Course time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

COST

  • Weld Australia Members: $3,610 inc GST
  • Non Weld Australia Members: $3,810 inc GST

Please note: in order for the course to go ahead, minimum attendee numbers must be reached.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, simply contact: Michelle Bignold (National Manager, Sales and Marketing) on 0437 106 726 or m.bignold@weldaustralia.com.au

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