AS/NZS ISO 3834 – Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials is a suite of standards, comprised of six parts:
- Part 1: Criteria for the selection of appropriate level
- Part 2: Comprehensive quality requirements
- Part 3: Standard quality requirements
- Part 4: Elementary quality requirements
- Part 5: Documents required to claim conformity to ISO 3834 Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4
- Part 6: Guidance on implementing ISO 3834 (a technical report)
However, AS/NZS ISO 3834 can be split into three separate sections, each of which is outlined in further detail below.
Part 1: Criteria for the selection of the appropriate level of quality requirements
Part 1 of the Standard provides an introduction and lists the criteria to be considered during the selection of the production control level requirements (these are outlined in detail in Parts 2, 3 and 4).
Part 2: Comprehensive quality requirements; Part 3: Standard quality requirements); and Part 4: Basic quality requirements
Not all manufacturers will need, or seek to be certified to, the same level. Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Standard define the three different factory production control level for metallic materials fusion welding. Conformity with Part 2 is the most stringent and requires thorough control, whereas conformity with Part 4 requires less control.
Part 5: Documents with which it is necessary to conform, in order to claim conformity to the quality requirements of AS/NZS ISO 3834.2, AS/NZS ISO 3834.3 or AS/NZS ISO 3834.4
In any control system, there is a need for documentation. In order to claim conformity with the quality requirements of Part 2, 3, or 4, the manufacturer is required to conform with specific document requisitions.
How to Get Certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834
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