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Welder qualification, type of weld as per EN 287-1

Welder qualification, type of weld as per EN 287-1

Postby kuvilync » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:48 pm

Dear all,
Welder that qualified on butt weld could also weld fillet weld provided that the majority of work is butt welding as per clause 5.4 b) of EN 287-1:2004 that states "in cases where the majority of work is butt welding, butt welds qualify fillet welds". However client's representative (3rd party independent body) rejected the welder's qualification regarding production fillet welds since the 2011 edition of EN 287-1 states in clause 5.4 b) that "butt welds do not qualify fillet welds or vice versa" even though client's specifications require welder to be qualified as per EN 287-1:2004 (client specs are not updated, year of issue: 2008). Could someone instruct me how to resolve that problem?
Thanks,
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Re: Welder qualification, type of weld as per EN 287-1

Postby wefel » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:06 pm

Kuvilync,

Basically it depends on the construction code and applicable standards, directives, etc. If for example it is for a pressure vessel under the scope of PED 97/23/EC then you shall requalify your welder in accordance with the requirements of last edition of EN 287-1 (2011 edition) otherwise you will not be able to CE mark that vessel. Instead, if no other regulatory or statutory requirement exist (like the above described) then the 3rd party's objection cannot be justified since the welder's qualification is in line with client requirements.

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Re: Welder qualification, type of weld as per EN 287-1

Postby Logosweld » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:45 pm

kuvilync wrote:Dear all,
Welder that qualified on butt weld could also weld fillet weld provided that the majority of work is butt welding as per clause 5.4 b) of EN 287-1:2004 that states "in cases where the majority of work is butt welding, butt welds qualify fillet welds". However client's representative (3rd party independent body) rejected the welder's qualification regarding production fillet welds since the 2011 edition of EN 287-1 states in clause 5.4 b) that "butt welds do not qualify fillet welds or vice versa" even though client's specifications require welder to be qualified as per EN 287-1:2004 (client specs are not updated, year of issue: 2008). Could someone instruct me how to resolve that problem?
Thanks,
kuvilync


that's nice every welder should be aware about this and have much information regarding this
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