Resources on Welding Inspection

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Our pages on Welding Inspection, on Visual Weld Inspection, on Brazing Inspection and on PWL#049B, deal with certain aspects of the subject.

This page aims to provide a larger reference pool wherefrom readers, especially those intending to gain a Certification in Welding Inspection, will be able to find helpful resources for the advancement of their career.

Most of these resources have costs associated with the services they supply, nevertheless it should be possible to get valuable information relative to those giving the most suitable solutions to individual persons with specific requirements.

Inspection of weldments is an essential part of Quality Assurance.

It is the last bulwark against the danger of inadequate parts slipping inadvertently into a shipment.

It is the guarantee that the item inspected is indeed fit for its purpose. For critical parts it is a mighty responsibility.

Therefore inspectors must be not only competent and reliable but  also thorough, conscientious and honest

The baggage of knowledge of an inspector begins with the study of the matter needed to pass Certification, but that must be refined and augmented by experience and by interaction with more knowledgeable professionals.

In the following, also commercial companies advertise their offerings. Readers are advised that no recommendation or endorsement is intended.

It is upon the customers to satisfy themselves that indeed what they intend to purchase will meet their needs and purposes.

The references provided are believed to be informative and suitable to help all who intend to improve their professional qualifications.

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June 2015 - Resources on Welding Inspection- Bulletin_109

PWL#142B - Bulletin_109: Resources on Welding Inspection, Study Courses, Body of Knowledge, Training, Examinations, Qualification, Certification, Quality Control, Self Study, Certification Manual, Quality and Productivity, Practice Tests, Nondestructive Weld Examination, Exam Questions, Career info, Metallography, Requirements, Testing Procedures and much more...

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The references published in this Bulletin_109 were selected to provide useful knowledge to our readers.

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There is no guarantee that they will always be so, because they are administered by the sources themselves and are under their control.

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Resources on Welding Inspection

Welding Inspection and Quality Control Self-Study Course (for sale)

Metallurgy of Welding and Joining Self-Study Course (for sale)

Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors (AWS CM)(for sale)
(Self-study to prepare for AWS welding inspector exams.)

CMWS Certified Welding Supervisor Manual for Quality and Productivity Improvement (for sale)
Indispensable self-study guide for the new certification examination

API-M:2008 Study Guide for API STANDARD 1104 Welding of Pipelines and related facilities (for sale)

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

CWI Pre-seminar (for sale)

Welding Inspector Body of Knowledge (1 page)

Body of Knowledge (CWI - CWE - SIE)

Welding Practice Test (Exam Kit for sale)

Recent Developments in Welding Inspection Certification
(including developments in EWF and IIW)

So you want to be a certified welding inspector?

The ABC's of Nondestructive Weld Examination

Welding inspection exam question

IIW Guideline – International Welding Inspection Personel (18 pages)

Welder Tests (Questions for sale)

WTTI Certified Weld Inspection (CWI)

The National Welding Inspection School
has been a specialized training program
to prepare and certify individuals for
a welding inspection career specifically
for the construction and maintenance of plants,
pipelines, stations and related facilities.

AWS-CWI Preparatory Class

Certified Welding Inspector Education Requirements and Career Info

Certification Scheme for Personnel
(Downloadable Requirement Documents)

CWI/CWE Preparatory (in the classroom) Course Descriptions
Also Online Courses at the Virtual Training Center

How to Become a Certified Welding Inspector

Welding Quiz (20 questions)

Training and Testing Centre

Specification for Pipework Welding, Inspection, Supporting and Testing (111 pages)

How to Become a Welding Inspector in 5 Steps

Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy (149 pages)
API Recommended Practice 577 Draft second edition - Third Ballot—Closes 03/25/2011

WTIA Qualification and Certification Board

Qualification and Certification Training

Weld Inspection (40 pages)

Questions & Answers - UT Weld Inspection

Metallography of Welds (8 pages)
www.struers.com/resources/elements/12/97489/Application Notes Welding English.pdf

Specific Requirements for the Certification of Personnel for Weld Inspection (15 pages)

Welding Inspection Qualifications & Testing Procedures (117 pages)

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