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(Chapter 13 - Welding, Joining & NDE)



| Volume 1-GWS | Volume 2-WFP | Volume 3-WPS | Volume 4-WTS | Volume 5-PQR | Volume 6

Chapter 13 - Volume 1


GENERAL WELDING STANDARDS (GWS) - Provides the administrative controls for development and implementation of the LANL Welding Program. Describes the overall administrative requirements to evaluate, formulate, implement, develop, test, and maintain written procedures and provide technical assistance for all welding and brazing activities performed by or for LANL.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
1-99 Glossary 1 10/27/06
     
1-01, Introduction and Scope 3 10/27/06
   Att. 1 - Partial Exemption Process 2  
   Exhibit 1A - Flowchart-Welding Program Exemption Process Guide 2  
   Exhibit 1B - Form-Request for Partial Exemption (doc) (pdf) 2  
     
1-02, Administrative Control of Welding and Brazing 7 10/01/09
   Att.1 - Weld Tracking Chart - (doc) Print on 11x17 sheet 2  
   Att.2 - Recommended Practice for Storage of Processed Radiographic Film 2  
   Att.3 - Weld Inspection Record (Excel File) 1  
   Att.4 - Owners Inspection Requirements by Code and Standard 0  
Reference (Guidance Card) Document: Welding Management Guide 1  
     
1-03, Welding and Brazing Material Procurement & Control 7 05/09/16
   Att.1 - Electrode/Storage/Conditioning and Exposure Limits 1  
   Att.2 - Weld Material Requisition 1  
   Att.3 - Weld Material Issue Card/Weld Material Return Card 3  
   Att.4 - Weld Wire Usage Log 3  
   Att.5 - Filler Material Procurement, Table 1, Sch. 1, Required Tests 2  
   Att.6 - Specs for Welding Gases, Table 1, Gas Type, Purity and Dew Point Rqts 1  
   Att.7 - Welding Checklist (doc) (pdf) 3  
Reference Documents:    
   Filler Material Control Assessment    
   LANL Approved CWI's, SME's, Test Supervisors, and Instructors    
   LANL Authorized Rod Issue Stations    
     
1-04, Welding Procedure Qualification & Tests and Records 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Welding Procedure Qualification Traveler (PQT) 1  
   Att.2 - ASME Welding Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) 1  
   Att.3 - AWS Welding Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) 1  
   Att.4 - Standard Welding Procedure Specification Demonstration Record 1  
   Att.5 - Brazing Procedure Qualification Traveler 0  
   Att.6 - Brazing Procedure Qualification Record 0  
     
1-05, Welder Performance Qualification & Certification 4 10/21/13
   Att.1 - Welder Qualification Test Request 2  
   Att.2 - Index of Welder Qualification Tests 1  
   Att.3 - Standard Qualification Tests by Craft 1  
   Att.4 - Qualification Test Acceptance Criteria 1  
   Att.5 - ASME IX Test Positions 1  
   Att.6 - AWS D1.1 Test Positions 1  
   Att.7 - AWS D9.1 Test Positions 1  
   Att.8 - Brazing Test Flow Positions 1  
   Att.9 - Location & Preparation of Test Specimens 1  
   Att.10 - ASME Rounded Indication Charts 1  
   Att.11 - AWS Weld Quality Requirements 1  
   Att.12 - Welder Certification Records, ASME & AWS 1.1  
   Att.13 - API Coupon Test Report 1  
   Att.14 - Welder Qualification Test Log 1  
   Att.15 - Welding Qualification Technique Sheet (WQTS) Sample 1  
Reference: Testing is performed at SM-38. Fees are involved and a signed request form (Att. 1 above) is required. To schedule testing contact the WTF at 5-1925    
     
1-06, Weld Joint Design 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - AWS Weld Joint Designs 1  
   Att.2 - Weld Joint Designs for ASME, API, AWWA, and Non-Code 1  
   Att.3 - Weld Layer Details (Typical) 1  
   Att.4 - Pipe End Prep Details 1  
     
1-07, Material Specifications 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Requirements for Welding Filler Materials 1  
   Att.2 - ASME Section IX Material Grouping P-Numbers 1  
   Att.3 - Acceptable API Filler Material (for API construction) 1  
     
1-08, Post-Weld Heat Treatment 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Post Weld Heat Treatment Instruction Sheet 1  
   Att.2 - Thermocouple Placement Sketches 1  
     
1-09, Control of Subcontracted Welding 4 10/01/09
   Att.1 - Welder Qualification Test Request    
     
1-10, Training 4 06/06/08
   Att.1 - Typical Welding Skill Training Curriculum & Typical Technical Training 1  
   Att.2 - Welding Training Requirements for Welders, Fill Material Issue Attendants and Welding Inspectors 3  
     
1-11, Inspector Qualification - Visual and NDE (Superceded by Vol. 6 -WIGN 6-01)    
     
1-12, Use, Preparation, & Control of LANL Welding and Brazing Standards 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Action/Change Notice Form 1  

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Chapter 13- Volume 2


WELDING FABRICATION PROCEDURES(WFP) - Welding fabrication procedures prepared to provide guidance for the welder and acceptance criteria for production welds to specific code requirements.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
1-99, Glossary 1 10/27/06
     
2-01, ASME B31 Series Piping Codes 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - ASME B31.1, Weld Acceptance Criteria 1  
   Att.2 - ASME B31.3, Weld Acceptance Criteria 1  
   Att.3 - ASME B31.8, Weld Join Fit-Up & Weld Acceptance Criteria 1  
   Att.4 - ASME B31.9, Weld Acceptance Criteria 1  
     
2-02, ASME Stud Welding (In Development) - -
     
2-03, API 1104 Welding of Pipelines & Related Facilities 1 10/27/06
     
2-04, AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Steel 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Profiles and Sizes 1  
   Att.2 - Minimum Fillet Weld Size for Pre-qualified Joints 1  
   Att.3 - Maximum Detailed Size of Fillet Weld Along Edges 1  
     
2-05, AWS D1.2, Structural Aluminum 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Profiles and Sizes 1  
     
2-06, AWS D1.3/9.1 Sheet Metal Welding 1 10/27/06
     
2-07, AWS D1.6, Structural Stainless Steel 1 10/27/06
     
2-08, AWS Stud Welding (In Development) - -
     
2-09, DOE Nuclear Applications 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Reinforcement Table & Alignment Tolerance Table 1  
   Att.2 - Fillet Weld and Socket Weld Profiles 1  
     
2-10, Non-Code Welding 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Profiles and Sizes 1  
   Att.2 - Minimum Fillet Weld Sizes 1  
   Att.3 - Maximum Detailed Size of Fillet Weld Along Edges 1  
     
2-11, AWWA D100 Water Storage Tanks (In Development)    
     
2-12, API 650, Oil Storage Tanks 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Reinforcement Table 1  
   Att.2 - Recommended Sequence for Welding Seams Joining Bottom Plates 1  
     
2-13, API 653 Tanks (In Development) - -
     
2-14, ASME Section I, Power Boilers (In Development) - -
     
2-15, ASME Section III, Nuclear Components 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Weld Reinforcement Table and Alignment Tolerance Table 1  
   Att.2 - Fillet Weld and Socket Weld Profiles 1  
     
2-16, ASME Section VIII, Pressure Vessels (In Development) - -

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Chapter 13- Volume 3


WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATIONS (WPS) - Contains engineering and technical welding requirements written to specific fabrication and construction standards - e.g., ASME, AWS' and API.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
3-01, Application of Welding Procedure Specifications 2 10/27/06
   App. A: LANL Welding Procedure Specification Index    
   Att.1 - WPS Development Flow Chart 1  
   Att.2 - WPS Designation Codes & Nomenclature 5  
   Att.3 - Welding Procedure Specification Form (WPS) 1  
   Att.4 - Brazing Procedure Specification Form (BPS) 1  
   Att.5 - API Welding Procedure Specification Form 1  
   Att.6 - AWS Pre-qualified Procedure Specification Form 1  

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Chapter 13- Volume 4


WELDING TECHNIQUE SHEETS (WTS) - Contains job-specific controls for welding applications that are SC, SS, ML-1, or ML-2; or to limit procedure variables based on desired characteristics such as weld sequencing, profiles, finishes, etc.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
1-99, Glossary 1 10/27/06
     
4-01, Welding Technique Sheet Application 1 10/27/06
   Att.1 - Welding Technique Sheet Form 1  

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Chapter 13, Volume 5


PROCEDURE QUALIFICATION RECORDS (PQR) - Records of welding data used when welding a test coupon and which identify the essential, supplementary essential, and non-essential variables recorded during the welding of the test coupon and the test results of tested specimens.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
1-99, Glossary 1 10/27/06
     
5-01, Welding Procedure Qualification Records 1 10/27/06
     

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Chapter 13, Volume 6


WELDING INSPECTION & GENERAL NDE - These new documents establish requirements for Qualification & Certification of Welding & NDE Inspectors as well as establishing Inspection & Test procedures as listed below.

tackPOC: David Bingham, ES-EPD, 664-0416 tackAlternate POC: Richard Bingham, PF-TDI, 667-7077 tack Committee Members
Section/Title
Rev.
Date
6-01 Welding Inspector Qualification 1 11/21/13
   Attachment 1 - Visual Acuity Record 1 09/19/13
   Attachment 2 - Inspector Certification Record 0  
     
6-02 NDE Inspector Qualification 1 11/21/13
   Attachment 1 - Visual Acuity Record 1 09/19/13
   Attachment 2 - Inspector Certification Record 0  
   Attachment 3 - Written Practice for NDE Personnel Qualification & Certification
       Form 1 - NDE Certification Application
4 01/24/17
     
     
Procedure No. Method and Technique/Description Rev. Date
Eddy Current Method - TBD
Radiography Method  - TBD
Leak Testing - Method
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-101 Bubble Leak Testing – Direct Pressure & Vacuum Box   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-201 Pressure Change   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-301 Halogen Diode  - Detector Probe   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-401 Helium Mass. Spec. – Detector Probe   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-402 Helium Mass. Spec. – Tracer Probe   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-403 Helium Mass. Spec. – Hood Technique   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-501 Ultrasonic Leak Detector   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-LT-601 Hydrogen Leak Testing   TBD
Liquid Penetrant Method
ITM-1306-NDE-PT-101

Form 01

Visible Solvent Removable Penetrant with Non-aqueous Wet Developer
Penetrant Testing Inspection Report Form
0 8/30/16
ITM-1306-NDE-PT-201

Form 01
Fluorescent, Water-washable Penetrant with Non-aqueous Wet Developer
Penetrant Testing Inspection Report Form
0 02/14/17
Magnetic Particle Method
16-30-005 Magnetic Particle Inspection 3  
ITM-1306-NDE-MT-101 Yoke   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-MT-201 Prods   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-MT-301 Bench   TBD
Ultrasonic Method
16-30-009 ASTM A578-01 Ultrasonic Straight Beam Examination of Steel Plate 0  
16-30-010 ASTM A-577-2001 Ultrasonic Angle Beam Examination of Steel Plate 0  
16-30-006 Ultrasonic Examination for ASME Weld Inspection 3  
16-30-013 AWS D1.1-06 Ultrasonic Inspection of Demand Critical Welds 0  
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-100
Attachment 1
Form 01
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
Krautkramer DMS 2/2E
Ultrasonic Thickness Test Report
  10/8/15
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-101 Straight Beam – Steel Plate – ASTM A578-01   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-201 Angle Beam – Steel Plate – ASTM A577-01   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-301 ASME Weld Inspection – Section V Article 4   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-302 ASME Section VIII, Div.3 Weld Inspection   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-401 AWS D1.1 Weld Inspection   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-UT-402 AWS D1.8 Demand Critical Weld Inspection   TBD
Visual Method
ITM-1306-NDE-VT-101 Visual and Dimensional Examination 1 09/17/15
Alloy Positive Material Identification
16-30-011 Positive Material Identification (PMI) with ARC-MET 930 0  
ITM-1306-NDE-APMI-101 Oxford Alloy PMI Master Pro   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-APMI-102 Oxford Alloy PMI Master Pro-UV Touch Probe   TBD
ITM-1306-NDE-APMI-201 Bruker S1Titan   TBD

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