Deadline for Section VIII Updates

As your trusted business partner and source for welding engineering consulting, Qualimet would like to inform you of an important upcoming deadline.


For all clients involved in the fabrication, repair, or alteration of ASME Section VIII Div. 1 or 2 pressure vessels, a deadline is approaching for procedure qualification requirements. As you are aware, in the 2017 edition of Section VIII, the requirements for impact testing for procedure qualification significantly changed rendering most multiple process weld procedures with impact tests invalid (refer to ASME Section VIII-1 [UG-84(h)(5) for details).   


To accommodate this significant change in code requirements and allow for a smooth transition, ASME issued a Code Case #2945 which extended the deadline for compliance to December 31, 2021.


All current WPS’s that do not meet the requirements of the 2017 edition (or later editions) of ASME Section VIII must be updated by January 1, 2022 or will no be longer in compliance.


Please reach out to Qualimet to review your WPS’s for compliance to this code requirement free of charge. We look forward to assisting and supporting you on this every step of the way.



***For a limited time only, Qualimet is offering 8% off any proposals (including WPS revisions, supplemental PQR’s and CVN lab testing) to update your WPS’s to meet the ASME Section VIII Division 1 and 2 impact testing requirements.


Authorization to proceed with the work must be received by December 23rd, 2021 for this reduction to apply.

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