Procedure qualification in the 6GR position

AWS D1.1 2015
Procedure qualification in the 6GR position shall qualify for all positions (plate or pipe)?

Yes, for all positions, limits note ( c ) and (d) in Table 9.9.
One more notes limits in welding procedure, AWS D1.1 2015 Table 4.5 Line 33) A change exceeding the tolerances of 3.12, 3.13, 5.21.4.1, or 9.10, 9.11, 9.11.2, and 9.24.2.1 involving:

  • a) A decrease in the groove angle
  • b) A decrease in the root opening
  • c) An increase in the root face

So, the fabricator should quality both position of 6G and 6GR.

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