Welding is a complex production process. Welding Supervision is a critical part of managing the process and is pivotal in achieving weld quality targets.
The welding supervisor plays an integral part of quality assurance and control from material traceability through to compiling the manufacturers data report.
Often companies can not source or justify a full time welding superior. Technoweld has experienced, trained and competent welding supervisors to be part of your team at short notice.
Welding Supervision Process
To effectively control the welding operations, welding supervisors need to ensure that operators follow set procedures and adhere to sound welding management principles. These principles include:
- Correct joint setup to drawing
- Using the correct welding consumable
- Use of preheat
- Following the welding procedure in terms of amps, volts and travel speed
- Inter-run cleaning and run placement
- Final visual inspection
By having a competent welding supervisor, they can
- Complete research and development on the most cost effective way to weld the component
- Set the appropriate welding parameters and conditions to reduce likelihood of defects
- Monitor welding weld to ensure it conforms to the acceptance criteria
- Conduct final visual inspection prior to NDT
Welding Operator Management
It is crucial to ensure your welding operators are adequately trained to carry out the task, understand what is required and follow the set procedure. If operators were to determine their own settings, welding control is lost leading to a host of issues. Such issues include undersize or oversize welds, lack of fusion, reduced productivity and increased repair rates.
Good operators will inspect their own work but the welding operator is just one part in a long list of variables involved in ensuring quality welds. Control of the process, communication of the welding parameters and appropriate education are paramount factors in achieving such quality.
Technoweld can assist you in implementing welding supervision while controlling the process. Giving you and your business and your clients the confidence and assurance to meet specified quality targets.
Technoweld can assist you in implementing welding supervision while controlling the process. Giving you and your business the confidence and assurance to meet your quality targets.
I have worked with Graham and Technoweld on two different projects in the role of both contractor and as the client’s representative. The projects have included pipeline spooling, field welding work and the fabrication and on site assembly of a 1200 tonne dry materials silo. I have found that his knowledge and professional nature provides real benefit to the projects quality and therefore the overall outcome.
Graham is able to mobilise quickly and identify the correct standards to be utilised within the project. He is always willing to provide further explanation of his findings to ensure that all members of the team understand the projects requirements as well as offering practical and economical solutions. I would happily work with Graham in the future.John McCulloch