(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.