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Chapter 1301:3-8 | Welders and Brazers

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 1301:3-8-01 | Definitions.
 

(A) "ASME" means the American society of mechanical engineers. Reference material from this organization can be located at www.asme.org or by calling 1-800-THE-ASME.

(B) "Division" means the division of industrial compliance in the Ohio department of commerce.

(C) "Procedure Qualification Records" has the same meaning as that term is defined by the Ohio board of building standards in section 313.3 of rule 4101:2-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

(D) "Procedure Specification" has the same meaning as that term is defined by the Ohio board of building standards in section 313.2 of rule 4101:2-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

(E) "Performance Qualification Testing" has the same meaning as that term is defined by the Ohio board of building standards in section 313.4 of rule 4101:2-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) "Proof of Continuity" means documentation sufficient to establish that a welder or welding operator who has established performance qualification in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX: "Qualification Standard for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Procedures; Welders; Brazers; and Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Operators," 2017 edition, July 1, 2017, ASME BPVC, Section IX, has not allowed his or her performance qualification to lapse.

(G) "Superintendent" means the superintendent of the division of industrial compliance in the Ohio department of commerce.

(H) "Owner" means any owner of building services piping systems who causes welding or brazing to be performed, or any contractor, manufacturer, or other person the owner has retained to cause welding or brazing to be performed.

(I) Lapse of performance qualification means that one of the following conditions has occurred:

(1) When a welder or welding operator has not welded with a process during a period of six months or more, his or her qualification of that process shall expire; unless, within the six-month period, prior to the expiration of qualification:

(a) A welder has welded using a manual or semiautomatic welding process that will maintain the qualification for manual and semiautomatic welding with that process; or

(b) A welding operator has welded with a machine or automatic welding process that will maintain his or her qualification for machine and automatic welding with that process.

(2) When there is a specific reason to question a welder or welding operator's ability to make welds that meet the specification, the qualifications that support the welding he or she is doing shall be revoked. All other qualifications not questioned remain in effect.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4104.44
Amplifies: 4104.44
Five Year Review Date: 8/20/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/2006
Rule 1301:3-8-02 | Certification of performance qualification records of welders and brazers; performance qualifications and proof of continuity of welders and brazers.
 

(A) Each owner, prior to the commencement of welding and brazing work, shall sign the procedure qualification records and procedure specification of each welder and brazer, certifying that the performance qualification of each welder and brazer is in accordance with ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX: "Qualification Standard for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Procedures; Welders; Brazers; and Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Operators," 2017 edition, July 1, 2017, ASME BPVC, Section IX, and send two copies to the superintendent or the superintendent's designee.

(B) Each owner shall maintain, at the job site, the approved performance qualification records and proof of continuity of all welders and brazers employed on the job site.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4104.44
Amplifies: 4104.44
Five Year Review Date: 8/20/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/2006
Rule 1301:3-8-03 | Fees for welding and brazing.
 

(A) The fees for welding and brazing under Chapter 1301:3-8 of the Administrative Code are non-refundable and to be paid to the division in an amount established by the Ohio board of building standards as set forth in rule 4101:7-7-01 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4104.44
Amplifies: 4104.44
Five Year Review Date: 8/20/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/2006