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PDFWAC 480-75-430

Welding procedures.

(1) Each pipeline company must use welding procedures specified in the API Standard 1104 or Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and each pipeline company must qualify its welders according to these standards. Information about these standards, and where to obtain them, are set out in WAC 480-75-999, Adoption by reference. Each welder qualification test result must be recorded and kept for a period of five years, and:
(a) To qualify or requalify a welder or to qualify a welding procedure, each pipeline company must use testing equipment capable of measuring the essential variables used during the test. Each pipeline company must record all essential variables performed during the qualification or requalification.
(b) Each pipeline company must have the appropriate written qualified welding procedures at the site where the welding is being performed.
(2) Each welder used by a pipeline company must carry appropriate identification and qualification cards showing the name of welder, qualifications, the date qualification expires, and the name of the pipeline company whose procedures the welder used for the qualification. Each welder's identification and qualification card will be subject to commission inspection at all times when a welder is working on a facility subject to the commission's pipeline safety jurisdiction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.060, 81.88.040. WSR 08-12-045 (Docket PL-070974, General Order R-548), § 480-75-430, filed 5/30/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 02-18-032 and 02-20-015 (Docket No. TO-000712, General Order No. R-500 and R-502), § 480-75-430, filed 8/26/02 and 9/20/02, effective 9/26/02 and 10/21/02.]
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