AS NZS 2980 pdf download – Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels-Additional requirements for Australia and New Zealand
1 SCOPE This Standard specifies additional requirements to be used in conjunction with AS/ NZS ISO 9606.1 for qualification testing of welders for fusion welding of steels, which are for certain unique Australian and New Zealand conditions. For all other situations, the requirements of AS/ NZS ISO 9606.1 apply. NOTE: Appendix .A provides guidance on the application of AS/NZS ISO 9606. l in relation to this Standard. This Standard applies to welding processes including fusion-welding processes that are designated as manual and mechanized welding. It does not cover fully automated welding processes. This Standard does not deal with the certification of welders.
2 AP PLI CAT IO N This Standard shall be read and applied in with the requirements of AS/NZS ISO 9606 . 1. The requirements of AS/NZS ISO 9606 .1 apply other than where requirements within the normative Appendices of this Standard specifically indicate otherwise.
The qualification tests prescribed in this Standard are intended to provide a method to qualify welders for the welding of steel structures (in Australian and New Zealand). However , they may also be suitable for the qualification of welders for other applications by agreement.
In which case , the tests will be performed in accordance with the requirements of a welding procedure specification (WPS) produced for the purpose. The qualification test may be used to qualify both a wel ding procedure and a wel der, provided that all the relevant requirements, e.g. test piece di1nensions, are satisfied. Where a test is intended as both a procedure qualification and a welder qualification, the welder qualification is not achieved unless the requirements for procedure qualification are also met . Qualifications in accordance with AS/NZS 2980:2007 , requiring prolongation (revalidation) after the date of publication of this Standard, shall be interpreted in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 2980:2018. Welder tests are not intended to be used as a guide for welding during actual construction.
NOTE: Where a welder fails the specified tests, the performance may be used as a basis for measuring the value of further training.
3 REFE R ENCE D DO CUMENTS
3. 1 Docum e nt s refe rr ed to in thi s S tandard Documents referred to in Appendices B and C are listed in those appendices. Docu1nents referred to in the rest of this Standard are as follows:
1450 Steel tubes for mechanical purposes
1548 Fine grained, weldable steel plates for pressure equipment
3.2 A lt er nativ es to AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 referenced docu1nents ISO reference Standards (normative and informative) from AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 are listed in Clauses 3.3 and 3.4 respectively. For the application of this Standard in with ISO 9606.1, the parallel-listed Australian or Australian/New Zealand Standards may be used in place of the ISO documents.