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To Impact Test or Not, that is the question

Oct 28, 2016 by CEI
Test Requirements: 
If impact testing is performed, select 'With Supplementary' for the supplementary essential variables to apply to the WPS. Normally 'Without Supplementary' is selected for AWS procedures or by customer request. 'Impact Only PQR' is used when qualifying a WPS for impact requirements when it's original PQR was qualified without impact requirements. The only test results entered will be impact tests since the other required mechanical tests were done on the original PQR. 'Supplemental Test PQR' is used to record other types of test results such as hardness, macro, etc. when they were not done on the original PQR.

If "Impact Only PQR" is selected the original PQR has to be a Standard PQR with all variables matching the "Impact Only PQR"

Test requirements:
This field can be impacted by the Weld Type. The default value is Standard tests which provides access to bend tests, tensile tests, hardness tests, and visual/liquid/Macro-etch tests. If impact testing is performed, select With Supplementary to apply the supplementary essential variables to the PQR adding toughness tests to those present on a Standard test PQR. Without Supplementary is often selected for AWS procedures. Impact test only PQR is used when qualifying a WPS for impact requirements when its original PQR was qualified without impact requirements; in this case, only impact test results (toughness, hardness, visual/liquid/Macro-etch tests) will be entered as the other required mechanical tests were done on the original PQR. To record other types of test results (hardness, macro, etc.) that were not done on the original PQR, select Supplemental Test PQR.

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