Code Fundamentals: ASME BPVC Section IX
This course is part of the Code Fundamentals series, which is made up of small, easily completed, self-study courses that teach the basic use, navigation, and understanding of ASME and API codes.
This course is intended for those who are preparing to write code endorsement examinations for certifying bodies, such as CWB or AWS. It is also appropriate for those who are preparing for the ASME Section IX portion of the API ICP examinations, such as the API 510, API 570, API 653, or API RP 577 exams. Each course participant will receive a maximum of 10 CPD hours for completing all aspects of this course.
It is the intent of this course to introduce the participant to the basic use of ASME BPVC Section IX, specifically Parts QG and QW, with common examination subjects being covered thoroughly. Overall code content, navigation, and the understanding of the overarching concepts found in this code are the intended educational goal of this material. With these basics in hand, course participants will be able to advance to more complex, specific applications of the code in their day-to-day work.
Course participants are encouraged to ask questions of the instructor via email and to ensure that they have competent supervision and advice before they apply any of the information learned in the course to an actual welding application.
Topics Excluded from this Course
This course will not address potentially complex, service specific topics such as qualifying welding procedures that involve PWHT and / or impact testing as design requirements, material manufacturing applications using wire-additive welding, temper bead welding, brazing, or plastic fusing.
It is the intent of this course to cover Parts QG and QW at the level often found in certification examinations, such as the API ICP exams or the CWB code endorsement examinations.
It would be impossible to address every application, welding process, or industry situation where ASME Section IX is used in this material. Design considerations, jurisdictional rules, client specifications, and location or environmental restrictions all play a role in how this Code is used and none of these can be addressed completely in a short training course.
Course Content and Features
There are three components to this course:
- Course Introduction
- Main Course Lessons and Practice Questions
- Practice Exams
The Course Introduction will provide an overview of the course content, details on how to contact the instructor, and an understanding of what is required to complete this material.
Course participants will want to become familiar with navigation in the course to ensure they can find all the lessons, practice questions, quizzes, and practice exams.
Main Course Lessons and Practice Questions
The main course portion consists of lessons and practice questions covering the various parts of ASME BPVC Section IX. These lessons will introduce course participants to:
- essential terminology in ASME Section IX
- 5 basic functions that are essential to almost all uses of ASME Section IX
- detailed content of Parts QG and the different Articles in Part QW
- WPS / PQR / WPQ reviews
These lessons and practice questions will assist course participants in becoming familiar with the basic content and use of ASME Section IX, parts QG and QW.
The Practice Exams provide a means of testing and proving the knowledge course participants have gained in the main portion of the course. The Practice Exams can be completed multiple times and can be used by employers to judge the successful completion of training and competency.
Each course participant will require a copy of the current edition of ASME BPVC Section IX. This is NOT supplied in the course.
Registrants in this course are eligible to earn CPD hours based on the time they spend on self-paced learning. The online course software will track active hours spent by the course participant in the learning modules and practice questions. A certificate will be issued to the registrant upon completion of the course. This certificate will show the total number of self-paced, tracked hours spent by the course participant, up to a maximum of 10 hours. Please note:
- Course participants will receive up to a maximum of 10 CPD hours. The 10-hour maximum is not automatic. If a course participant spends less than 10 hours in the course, they will only receive CPD hours for the time tracked.
- To receive credit for the CPD hours, the entire course must be completed. This includes all lessons, practice questions, quizzes, and Practice Exams. Incomplete training materials are not eligible for CPD hours.
- CPD hours and completion certificates will not be issued prior to the completion of the course.
- Course participants are responsible for ensuring that CPD hours for self-paced learning are acceptable to the organization they require them for.