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    Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  11-08-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2004

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 2980-2004 QUALIFICATION OF WELDERS FOR FUSION WELDING OF STEELS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - FOREWORD
    7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.4.1 Examiner
    7 - 1.4.2 Examining body
    8 - 1.4.3 Process
    8 - 1.4.4 Weld metal thickness
    8 - 1.5 NOTATIONS
    8 - 1.5.1 For test pieces
    8 - 1.5.2 For consumables
    9 - 1.5.3 For other weld details
    9 - 1.5.4 For bend tests
    9 - 1.6 QUALIFICATIONS OF EXAMINERS
    10 - SECTION 2 ESSENTIAL VARIABLES AND RANGE OF QUALIFICATION
    10 - 2.1 GENERAL
    10 - 2.2 WELDING PROCESSES
    12 - 2.3 PRODUCT TYPE
    12 - 2.4 TYPE OF WELD
    12 - 2.5 MATERIAL GROUPS
    12 - 2.5.1 Steel groups of parent material
    12 - 2.5.2 Range of qualification
    12 - 2.6 WELDING CONSUMABLES
    15 - 2.7 DIMENSIONS
    16 - 2.8 WELDING POSITIONS
    18 - 2.9 WELD DETAILS
    20 - SECTION 3 EXAMINATION AND TESTING
    20 - 3.1 SUPERVISION
    20 - 3.2 SHAPES, DIMENSIONS AND NUMBER OF TEST PIECES
    22 - 3.3 WELDING CONDITIONS
    23 - 3.4 TEST METHODS
    24 - 3.5 TEST PIECE AND TEST SPECIMEN
    24 - 3.5.1 General
    24 - 3.5.2 Butt weld in plate and pipe
    25 - 3.5.3 Fillet weld on plate
    28 - 3.5.4 Fillet weld on pipe
    28 - 3.5.5 Plug welds only
    30 - SECTION 4 CRITERIA OF ACCEPTANCE
    30 - 4.1 GENERAL
    30 - 4.2 TEST ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS
    30 - 4.3 MINIMUM ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS
    30 - 4.3.1 Visual Examination
    31 - 4.3.2 Transverse guided bend tests
    31 - 4.3.3 Fracture tests
    32 - 4.3.4 Macroetch examination
    32 - 4.3.5 Radiography
    36 - 4.3.6 Ultrasonic examination
    36 - 4.4 RE-TESTS
    37 - SECTION 5 VALIDATION AND CERTIFICATION
    37 - 5.1 PERIOD OF VALIDITY
    37 - 5.1.1 Initial qualification
    37 - 5.1.2 Confirmation of the validity
    37 - 5.1.3 Prolongation of qualification
    37 - 5.2 CERTIFICATE
    38 - APPENDIX A - LIST OF REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
    40 - APPENDIX B - MATERIAL GROUPS
    44 - APPENDIX C - INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN WELDERS QUALIFICATION TEST CERTIFICATE
    45 - APPENDIX D - JOB KNOWLDEGE
    46 - APPENDIX E - COMPARISON WITH ISO 9606-1
    46 - E1 GENERAL
    46 - E2 VARIANCES
    46 - E2.1 Welding consumables
    46 - E2.2 Product type
    46 - E2.3 Welding processes
    46 - E2.4 Material groups
    47 - E2.5 Welding consumables
    47 - E2.6 Dimensions and positional
    47 - E2.7 Welding positions
    47 - E2.8 Weld details
    47 - E2.9 Examination and testing
    47 - E2.10 Criteria of acceptance
    47 - E2.11 Validation and certification
    47 - E2.12 Designation
    48 - E2.13 Job knowledge

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    Specifies a set of technical rules for a systematic qualification test of welders engaged in fusion welding of steels.

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    This Standard defines the qualification test of welders for the welding of steels. It provides a set of technical rules for a systematic qualification test of the welder, and enables such qualifications to be uniformly accepted independently of the type of product, location and examiner/examining body.When qualifying manual welders, the emphasis is placed on the welders ability to manually manipulate the electrode/welding torch and thereby to produce a weld of acceptable quality.This Standard is intended to complement existing Standards such as AS 1796 and AS/NZS 3992 whilst enhancing the requirements for the qualification of welders from the previous edition of AS 2980 in accordance with international expectations. It does not deal with the certification of welders.NOTE: Certification of welder is covered by AS 1796.

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    Committee WD-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published 1987.
    Second edition 2004. First published 1987. Second edition 2004.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1796-2001 Certification of welders and welding supervisors
    AS 2717.3-1992 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc - Corrosion-resisting chromium and chromium-nickel steel electrodes
    AS 1450-1983 Steel tubes for mechanical purposes
    AS/NZS 1553.2:1999 Covered electrodes for welding - Low and intermediate alloy steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 2205.4.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Nick-break test
    AS 2205.5.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Macro metallographic test for cross-section examination
    AS/NZS 1167.2:1999 Welding and brazing - Filler metals Filler metal for welding
    AS/NZS 3992:1998 Pressure equipment - Welding and brazing qualification
    AS 1858.1-2003 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding Carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 3545-2004 Welding positions
    AS 2207-1994 Non-destructive testing - Ultrasonic testing of fusion welded joints in carbon and low alloy steel
    AS/NZS 3679.2:1996 Structural steel - Welded I sections
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS 2203.1-1990 Cored electrodes for arc-welding - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 1554.6:1994 Structural steel welding - Welding stainless steels for structural purposes
    AS 2205.4.2-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Fillet break test
    AS 2205.3.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Transverse guided bend test
    AS/NZS 1553.1:1995 Covered electrodes for welding - Low carbon steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 2205.2.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Transverse butt tensile test
    AS/NZS 1554.4:2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
    AS 2812-1985 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms
    AS 3597-1993 Structural and pressure vessel steel - Quenched and tempered plate
    AS/NZS 3679.1:1996 Structural steel - Hot-rolled bars and sections
    AS/NZS 1554.3:2002 Structural steel welding - Welding of reinforcing steel
    AS 3978-2003 Non-destructive testing - Visual inspection of metal products and components
    AS 1101.3-1987 Graphical symbols for general engineering - Welding and non-destructive examination
    AS/NZS 3678:1996 Structural steel - Hot-rolled plates, floorplates and slabs
    AS/NZS 1554.5:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue loading
    AS 1858.2-1989 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding - Low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 1163-1991 Structural steel hollow sections
    AS 1548-1995 Steel plates for pressure equipment
    AS 2177.1-1994 Non-destructive testing - Radiography of welded butt joints in metal - Methods of test
    AS/NZS 2717.1:1996 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 4671:2001 Steel reinforcing materials
    AS 2177.2-1982 Radiography of welded butt joints in metal - Image quality indicators (IQI) and recommendations for their use
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS/NZS 1594:2002 Hot-rolled steel flat products
    AS 4037-1999 Pressure equipment - Examination and testing (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1554.2:2003 Structural steel welding Stud welding (steel studs to steel)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1988.1-2006 Welding of ferrous castings - Steel castings
    AS/NZS 1554.7:2006 Structural steel welding Welding of sheet steel structures
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