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QW- 482 WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATION (WPS)

(See QW-200.1, Section IX, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code)
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Company Name

Chevron Chemical Co. LLC

By:

Welding Procedure Specification No. 180


Revision No.

Date

Welding Process(es)

11/09/99

Robert A. Guthrie

Supporting PQR No. (s)

180

Date

GTAW

Type(s)

Manual
(Automatic, Manual, Machine, or Semi-Automatic)
Details

JOINTS (QW-402)
Joint Design

Single-Vee Groove

Backing
(Yes)

(No)

Backing Material (Type)

N/A

60o-75o

(Refer to both backing and retainers.)


Metal

Nonfusing Metal

Nonmetallic

Other

1/16"

1/16"-3/32"
Sketches, Production Drawings, Weld Symbols or Written Description
should show the general arrangement of the parts to be welded. Where
applicable, the root spacing and the details of weld groove may be
specified.
(At the option of the Manufacturer, sketches may be attached to illustrate
joint design, weld layers and bead sequence, e.g. for notch toughness
procedures, for multiple process procedures, etc.)

*BASE METALS (QW-403)


P-No.

45

Group No.

to P-No.

45

OR
Specification type and grade

SB-625 Alloy N08904 (904L)

to Specification type and grade

SB-625 Alloy N08904 (904L)

OR
Chem. Analysis and Mech Prop.
to Chem. Analysis and Mech Prop.
Thickness Range:
Base Metal:

Groove

1/16 to 0.688

Fillet

Unlimited

Pipe Dia. Range:

Groove

All

Fillet

Unlimited

Other

*FILLER METALS (QW-404)

GTAW

Spec. No. (SFA)

5.9

AWS No. (Class)

ER385

F-No.

A-No.

Size of Filler Metals

3/32, 1/8

Weld Metal
Thickness Range:
Groove
Fillet

0.688 max.
Unlimited

Electrode-Flux (Class)

N/A

Flux Trade Name

N.A

Consumable Insert

N/A

Other
*Each base metal-filler metal combination should be recorded individually.

Group No.

QW-482 (Back)
WPS No.

POSITIONS (QW-405)
Position(s) of Groove

Rev.

POSTWELD HEAT TREATMENT (QW-407)


All

Welding Progression: Up
Position(s) of Fillet

180

Down

Temperature Range

N/A

Time Range

N/A

All

PREHEAT (QW-406)

GAS (QW-408)
o

Preheat Temp. Min

50 F

Interpass Temp Max.

350oF

Percent Composition
Gas(es)

Preheat Maintenance

Shielding

(Continuous or special heating where applicable should be recorded)

Trailing

N/A

Backing

Argon

(Mixture)

Flow Rate

Argon

15-25 CFH

5-10 CFH

ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (QW-409)


Current AC or DC

DC

Polarity

Straight (DCEN)

Amps (Range)

60-150

Volts (Range)

14-17

(Amps and volts range should be recorded for each electrode size, position, and
thickness, etc. This information may be listed in a tabular form similar to that shown
below.)
Tungsten Electrode Size and Type

3/32, 1/8 EW-Th-2


Pure (Tungsten, 2% Thoriated, etc.)

Mode of Metal Transfer for GMAW

N/A
(Spray arc, short circuiting arc, etc.)

Electrode Wire feed speed range

N/A

TECHNIQUE (QW-410)
String or Weave Bead

String

Orifice or Gas Cup Size

3/8 min.

Initial and Interpass Cleaning (Brushing, Grinding, etc.). Wire brushing and grinding. Note: Use only stainless steel wire bushes and
aluminum oxide grinding wheels.
Method of Back Gouging

N/A

Oscillation

N/A

Contact Tube to Work Distance

N/A

Multiple or Single Pass (per side)

Multiple

Multiple or Single Electrodes

Single

Travel Speed (Range)

1-7 IPM

Peening

N/A

Other

Filler Metal

Current

IPM

Other
(e.g., Remarks, Comments, Hot Wire
Addition, Technique, Torch Angle, Etc.)

Weld
Layer(s)

Process

Class

Dia.

Type
Polar.

Amps
Range

Volt
Range

Travel Speed
Range

All

GTAW

ER385

3/32, 1/8

DCEN

60-150

14-17

1-7

QW-483 PROCEDURE QUALIFICATION RECORD (PQR)


(See QW-200.2, Section IX, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code)
Record Actual Conditions Used to Weld Test Coupon
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Company Name

Chevron Chemical Co. LLC

Procedure Qualification Record No.


WPS No.

180

Date November 10, 1999

180

Welding Process (es)

GTAW

Types (Manual, Automatic, Semi-Automatic)

Manual

JOINTS (QW-402)

60o-75o

1/16"

1/16"-3/32"

Groove Design of Test Coupon


(For continuous qualifications, the deposited weld metal thickness shall be recorded for each filter metal or process used.)
BASE METALS (QW-403)

POSTWELD HEAT TREATMENT (QW-407)

Material Spec.

SB-625

Type or Grade

Alloy N08904 (904L)

P-No.

45

to P-No.

Thickness of Test Coupon

0.344

Diameter of Test Coupon

2.375

Temperature N/A
Time
45

N/A

Other

GAS (QW-408)

Other

Percent Composition

FILLER METALS (QW-404)

Gas(es)

SFA Specification

5.9

AWS Specification

ER385

Trailing

N/A

Filler Metal F-No.

Backing

Argon

Weld Metal Analysis A-No.

Size of Filler Metal

1/8

Other

Weld Metal Thickness

Shielding

(Mixture)

Argon

15-25 CFH

5-10 CFH

ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (QW-409)


Current

DC

Polarity

Straight (DCEN)

Amps

62-102

Volts

14-17

Tungsten Electrode Size 1/8


Other
POSITION (QW-405)

TECHNIQUE (QW-410)

Position of Groove

6G

Travel Speed

2-4 IPM

Weld Progression (Up/Downhill) Uphill

String or Weave Bead String

Other

Oscillation

N/A

N/A

Multipass or Single Pass (per side) Multipass


Single or Multiple Electrodes Single
PREHEAT (QW-406)

Other
o

Preheat Temp.

50 F minimum

Interpass Temp.

300o F maximum

Other

N/A

Flow Rate

QW-483 (Back)
PQR No.
Tensile Test (QW-150)
Area
Ultimate Total
In.2
Load, lb

Specimen No.

Width
in.

Thickness
In.

T1

0.748

0.322

0.240

T2

0.750

0.323

0.242

180

Ultimate Unit Stress


psi

Type of Failure &


Location

23,400

97,500

Ductile, WM

23,500

97,107

Ductile, WM

Guided-Bend Tests (QW-160)

Specimen
No.

Type and Figure Number

Result

RB-1, Root Bend per QW-462.3 (a)

Acceptable

RB-2, Root Bend per QW-462.3 (a)

Acceptable

FB-1, Face Bend per QW-462.3 (a)

Acceptable

FB-2, Face Bend per QW-462.3 (a)

Acceptable

Notch
Location

Specimen
size

Toughness Tests (QW-170)


Test
Impact Values
Temp.
Ft-Lbs
% Shear

Mils L.E.

Drop Weight
Break
No Break

Fillet-Weld Test (QW-170)

Result - Satisfactory: Yes

No

Penetration into Parent Metal: Yes

No

Macro - Results

Other Tests

Type of Test

Radiographic Acceptable (Report #49260

Deposit Analysis
Other
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Welders Name

Medric Usey, Jr.

Tests conducted by:

Clock No.

Inspection Specialists, Inc. MTL Div.

Laboratory Test No.

Stamp No.

UU2

2336.90

We certify that the statements in this record are correct and that the test welds were prepared, welded, and tested in accordance with the
requirements of Section IX of the ASME Code.

Manufacturer
Date

November 10, 1999

By

Chevron Chemical Co. LLC

Robert A. tre

(Detail of record of tests are illustrative only and may be modified to conform to the type and number of tests required by the Code.)