Different types of welding inspections exist to keep pipes and structures safe and secure. Many building codes require strict protocols to project plan specifications and inspection guidelines. While modern science has developed techniques and equipment to inspect welds after they are completed, visual inspection during a welding operation will always be the most effective way to obtain good quality welds.
What is a Welding Inspection?
Weld inspections are conducted for several reasons, the most common of which is to determine whether the weld is of suitable quality for its intended application.
To evaluate the quality of a weld, you must have criteria to compare the weld’s characteristics.
Codes and standards developed specifically for a variety of welding fabrication applications are used during welding inspections to dictate what levels of weld discontinuities are acceptable. It is important to choose a welding standard that is intended for use within your industry or application and having a welding supervisor who is highly experienced should be a top priority.
Why Are Welding Inspections Important?
Welding inspections are an integral part of welding operation management. Having a welding supervisor on hand will help you eliminate variability during the welding processes, this, in turn, will benefit your project with a quicker result and reduced manufacturing costs at the end of the process.
It is important that you consider the value of having a certified welding inspector before you start any project, as their expertise to review your project before you even strike the first arc could save your company time, money and heartache by helping to avoid any possible pitfalls. Certified welding inspectors have had many years of experience, which your business will be able to draw from and learn how to best approach for any projects moving forward.
Types of Welding Inspections
A coating inspection is required at every stage of the process to ensure compliance to the specification.
Visual assessment and gauge-based testing can ensure adequate process control from the preparation of the surface that will be coated, to climatic condition monitoring and even the dry film thickness evaluation.
Poly Pipe Inspection is necessary because fusion joints can be highly vulnerable to defects, due to operator error and the failure to follow the proven bonding procedure specification.
Typical deviations or errors include lack of, or inaccurate, scraping, misalignment, not adhering to cool times and contamination.
Poly pipe inspection ensures that operators are following the proven bonding procedure and are doing their best to reduce the occurrences of operational errors.
A welding inspection is typically controlled by a test plan to ensure the requirements of your weld testing projects are met.
Welding inspectors monitor the work to ensure that the materials being used are traced and not damaged, joint preparations are in accordance with the Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and welding is carried with specified equipment using the proper welding consumables and stored as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Technoweld Is Here To Help
Here at Technoweld, we are the leaders in welding inspection, providing your business with senior, highly qualified Welding Inspectors and Coating Inspectors.
Technoweld can fulfil your entire inspection service requirements, as we offer visual inspection, detailed review, site representatives and surveillance over your welding processes.
Our welding inspectors want to help you achieve your project’s quality assurance demands by developing your Welding Inspection and Weld Test plan required for inspection and make sure your welds conform to Australian Standards and purchaser specifications.
Technoweld offers experienced welding supervision, management, development, consultancy and training.
If you would like to learn more about our products and services, contact us directly on 1300 00 WELD