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Welding Qualifications
  • A mandatory Requirement from Codes/Stds/ Regulations.
  • Qualification Tests in accordance with the Applicable Code / Standard / Regulation.
  • Acceptance Criteria of Test Results as per the Code of Construction.
  • Qualification Records and Test Results to be Documented.

Ensure Compliance to Various Welding Codes around the World
Welding codes and standards address all aspects of design and fabrication of welded components, including welding procedure specifications, quality control and quality assurance during welding and necessary welding skills for a given welding procedure in all industry sectors. The relevant code is often specified by the end user or client as a contractual agreement in order to control the characteristics of the welded components that may affect the service requirements. Compliance to these welding codes is therefore a must.
In cases involving pressure vessels, compliance to welding codes for different product standards is even a prerequisite to obtain the necessary pressure vessel certification. Without this, you will not be allowed to place your product onto the market.

Qualification of Welders
The term “qualification” means that a welder or welding operator has met the requirements of a given standard and is qualified to perform welding within the scope of that standard. Certified welders must possess the skills necessary to produce a sound weld, which is visually acceptable and also meets testing requirements.

TÜV Rheinland employs experienced, American Welding Society certified welding inspectors (AWS CWI) who are available to test your welders. The qualification of welders can be accomplished by making radiographs or by using bend tests, as required by many welding codes.

In Europe, welder qualifications are determined in accordance with EN ISO 9606 or ISO 14732. We can also qualify welders involved in the fabrication of pressure vessels falling within the scope of the PED.
To document welder capability, we issue the welders’ qualification test certificate or welders’ performance qualification.

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