Create a PQR in WeldTrace

Create a new PQR

This article has screenshots and the explanation for creating a PQR for ASME IX. The steps and fields will differ for other codes, but the workflow will be similar.
To create a procedure qualification record or PQR, select the WPS & PQR main menu and click on the "Create PQR" sub-menu. 
Creating a PQR - step 1
When you click proceed, the pop up window shown below will display the matching pWPS. Click on the create button to populate the PQR template with the values from the pWPS.
Creating a PQR - step 2

Enter the PQR number

Once the values from the pWPS are loaded to the PQR template, you will see this page.
Creating a PQR - step 3
  1. In the "Qualification Details" section enter a number for the PQR, revision and date. These fields are mandatory;
  2. This section will show the pWPS number and it may be cleared. You may enter some other reference for the WPS fields;
  3. You may change the construction code from the drop-down box, enter the specification and upload a specification document. These fields are optional;
  4. If you upload a file, you will be shown the "Stitch to WPS PDF file?" option. If you check the box, the specification document will be stitched to the PDF output of the PQR;

Joint details and joint design

The data from the pWPS will be transferred across to the PQR being created. The fields that had values expressed in range, such as the root gap will be converted to a single value.
Creating a PQR - joint details
  1. The joint type value is copied from the pWPS;
  2. The joint design selection is also copied from the pWPS;
  3. The mean of the values expressed as range for groove angle, root face and root gap in the pWPS will be calculated and shown here;
  4. The joint design diagram and the layer sequence diagram selected in the pWPS will be copied to the PQR;
All these values may be edited and changed.

Base metals and thickness data

The base metals data and product thickness details will be transferred from the pWPS to the PQR being created. 
Creating a PQR - base metals
  1. You may change the base metal copied from the pWPS and select a different base metal;
  2. You may select a different pipe dimension with this button;

Scope

Your choices for PWHT, impact testing and hardness tests in the scope section of the pWPS will be transferred to the PQR. You may change them here.
Creating a PQR - scope for testing, PWHT

Process Variables

The data from the pWPS will be transferred across to the PQR being created. The fields that had values expressed in range, such as amps, volts will be converted to the mean of that range. You may edit all the data.
Creating a PQR - process variables
  1. All the values shown here are copied or calculated from the data entered in the pWPS;
  2. You will have to select the position as this data wouldn't have been entered in the pWPS;

There can be a maximum of 6 of the pass tabs, but you can handle more than 6 passes by grouping the values for passes that are identical. Please read this article to learn how: How to enter data for multiple passes in a PQR or WPS?

Test Results

The test methods will be shown in two sections under the headings required tests and optional tests. 

Required tests

The tests that are required will be listed in this section. 
Creating a PQR - required tests
  1. The required or mandatory tests will be listed here;
  2. Select the test result. If you do not select "Performed and Acceptable" and instead select "Not Performed" for a required test, please make sure that an equivalent test in the section "Optional Tests" is  qualify the PQR;
  3. You may upload a test report in PDF format here. The test report will be stitched to the PQR PDF file;

Optional tests

The tests that are optional will be listed in this section. 
Creating a PQR - optional tests
  1. The optional tests will be listed here;
  2. Select the test result. You may select "Performed and Acceptable" or "Not Performed" as the case may be;
  3. You may upload a test report in PDF format here. The test report will be stitched to the PQR PDF file;

Test results - Tension tests, Notch toughness tests, Hardness tests

If any of these tests are applicable, you will see tables to enter the test results. You can upload the test reports to all these tables.
Creating a PQR - tension test results
Creating a PQR - impact test results
Creating a PQR - hardness test results

Certification

You will have to pick the welder stencil or ID of the welder who performed the weld. You may enter other details such as location, weather and who conducted the tests.
Creating a PQR - certification

Qualification Result

In WeldTrace, the approval of PQR is a two-step process. Once the PQR form is filled out, the person preparing the PQR can recommend the approval and submit it. The same person or another user will be able to see the status of the draft PQR, open it and either approve it or reject it. 

Recommend approval

Creating a PQR - approval workflow
  1. The person conducting the tests can recommend if the PQR is to be approved;
  2. Notes can be left for the person who needs to approve the PQR;
  3. Clicking "Submit" will move the PQR to the final stage of the workflow. "Save" is to save the PQR and return to edit it at anytime. "Preview" is to open the PQR form in PDF format;
  4. The range qualified values can be viewed at anytime by clicking on this button. This will slide out and display the values (see below);

PQR list page showing the approval status

Creating a PQR - approval status
  1. When a PQR is saved, but not submitted, the status column will show "In progress";
  2. When a PQR is submitted for approval, the status column will show "Awaiting approval";

Final approval

Creating a PQR - approval
  1. The approval status will have to be confirmed. It may be changed here;
  2. By clicking here the PQR form will become editable and changes can be made by the person approving it. If any changes are made, the PQR will be put through the approval process once again;
  3. Any approval comments can be written here;
  4. Clicking "Submit" will move the PQR to the "Approved" status and the PQR can be used to create a WPS;
Please note that a PQR that is not approved cannot be used to create a WPS;

Range Qualified

The range qualified values can be viewed at anytime. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Range Qualified" button, which will slide out. You can close it by clicking on the PQR form or on the "X" button. 
Creating a PQR - view range qualified values
Watch a video on creating a PQR in our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/LngTGm5ULfI
Read the next article: How to create a WPS from a PQR

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