Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials - General rules
|Publication Date:||15 December 2003|
|ICS Code (Welding processes):||25.160.10|
This European Standard is part of a series of standards. Annex A gives details of this series of standard, annex B gives a flowchart for the use of these standards and Annex C gives a flow diagram for the development and qualification of a WPS.
This standard defines general rules for the specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. This standard also refers to several other standards as regards detailed rules for specific applications.
This standard is applicable to manual, mechanized and automatic welding.
Welding procedures are qualified by conforming to one or more welding procedure qualification records (WPQR). The use of a particular method of qualification is often a requirement of an application standard.
Qualification of pWPS by more than one method is not recommended.It is assumed that welding procedure specifications are used in production by competent welders, qualified in accordance with the relevant part of EN 287 or EN ISO 9606 or by competent operators qualified in accordance with EN 1418.