Visual examination can be an invaluable tool when properly applied.In addition to locating surface flaws, visual examinations can be an
excellent process control technique to help identify welder’s
problems.Visual examination is a method for identifying surface flaws andimperfections. Quality control program consisting essentially of visualinspection should include a continual sequence of examinationsperformed during all phases of welding. This will allow visualinspection of the exposed surfaces as they occur in the weldingsequence.It has been shown that a conscientious program of visual inspectionoccurring before, during, and after welding can result in discovery ofthe majority of all defects.The sooner the examination process is introduced into the system,the better the coverage.