If I am interpreting this correctly I can have a welder do an OH butt joint in house to my 1554 procedure and according to Table 4.12.2 that approves that welder to all positions bar VD including fillets provided I have the according procedures to 1554.
If thats the case it kind of makes 2980 nul & void. Am I reading this correctly or barking mad?
Important point I have an old copy of 1554 (2000), has the table changed?
Just had a look through 2004 edition of AS/NZS 1554.1. The positions you have listed are correct to this edition, but these HAVE changed in the 2011 edition, to the positions in my last post.
To qualify all positions (except Vertical Down) to AS/NZS 1554.1, the best way would be to do a pipe coupon in the 6G position. Instead of getting a macro done, have it radiographed, and if applicable, bend tests to AS/NZS 3992, which also qualifes the welder for pressure equipment standards.