In ASME IX 2019 deleted supplementary essential variables “QW-405.2 welding positions” which given below table
|Process||Table||Section||Code book 2019 changes|
|FCAW and GMAW||Table QW-255||QW-405.2||deleted|
See SUMMARY OF CHANGES in this code book.
A qualification in any position qualifies the procedure for all positions
Also see QW-203.
A qualified in pipe also qualify for plate and vice versa.
You may combine these WPSs in new procedure, also see QW-200.4
New editions to Section IX may be used beginning with the date of issuance and becomes mandatory 6 months after the date of issuance (July 01 2019).