Welcome to the home page for the API-AGA JOINT COMMITTEE ON OIL & GAS PIPELINE FIELD WELDING PRACTICES. This site contains meeting information, ballots, drafts, documents, and other related materials.
The API-AGA Joint Committee on Pipeline Welding Practices
includes representatives from API, the American Gas Association (AGA), the Pipe
Line Contractors Association (PLCA), the American Welding Society (AWS), and
the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), as well as
representatives of pipe manufacturers and individuals associated with related
industries. The committee develops requirements
and recommendations for the production of high-quality welds on transportation
pipelines through the use of qualified welders using approved welding
procedures, materials, and equipment. The committee also develops provisions
addressing inspection methods to ensure the proper analysis of welding quality
through the use of qualified technicians and approved methods and equipment.