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WELDING INSPECTION

COURSE
Apr 2010

M.B.BEHBAHANI
NDT EVEL III
(RT,UT,VT,PT,MT)
&
IWE

Course Topics • Roles and duties of a Welding Inspector • • • • • • • • Welding terms Joint design Welding symbols Welding processes Welding consumables Welding defects Crack mechanism Steel properties • Mechanical Testing • Post weld Heat treatments • Non-destructive testing • Codes and standards .

Course Assessment Exam after the course is completed .

5 Hour choice questions • 2 Hour • Specification: 20 questions:( according to API 1104 ) • Practical part : Inspection of a plate butt weld • 1.5 Hour (your chosen code e.g API 1104) .Examination • Theory part : Specific welding technology. 40 multi• 1.

A .Notification of Examination Results 80% pass mark For every one to be awarded the certificate according to SNT.TC1.

Renewals 3 years CV assessment .

Welding Inspection .

Welding Inspection In the fabrication industry it is common practice to employ Welding Inspectors to ensure that fabricated items meet minimum specified requirements .

Welding Inspector Welding Inspectors shall be have :  Appropriate abilities  Personal qualities  Job knowledge in order to have confidence in their work  Posses a minimum level of relevant experience .

Visual Inspection Procedures Important things to consider When do I carry out inspections How do I carry out inspections? What do I look for? What equipment do I need? How do I interpret the code or standard requirements? What is the nature of the product? What operating conditions will be present? What is the quality of welding required? .

Duties of the Welding Inspector What are the Duties of the Welding Inspector When should these duties be carried out Before During After .

Welding Checklist Before Welding Commences  Documentation  Materials  Weld preparations  Fit up for welding  Welding equipment .

(Correct revisions)  Check welding procedure specifications and welder approvals  Validate certificates of calibration.Before Welding Commences Documentation:  Check specification. (Welding equipment & inspection instruments)  Check material and consumable certification . (Year and revision)  Check drawings.

) Incoming Consumables:  Check pipe/plate and welding consumables for size. ovens. quivers etc. regulators. specification and storage . condition. (Cables.Before Welding Commences Welding Process and ancillaries:  Check welding equipment and all related ancillaries.

jigs.)  Correct pre-welding distortion control. bridging. (Tacking. root face. etc.)  Correct level and method of pre heat applied prior to tack welding  All tack welding to be monitored and inspected. land. (PreHeat for thermal cutting if applicable)  Correct preparation. root radius. (Relevant bevel angles. line up clamps. root gap. etc. .Before Welding Commences  Marking out preparation & set up:  Check the:  Correct method of cutting weld preparations.

size. (Heating method. etc) . condition. welding is generally halted when inclement) Pre-heat values. (Sequence or balanced welding) Consumable control.During welding      Weather conditions. (Specification. (Mainly for site work. location and control method) In-process distortion control. and any special treatments) Welding processes and all related variable parameters. (Voltage. amperage. travel speed.

(Type. and inter-run cleaning.During welding     Welding and/or purging gases. (Temperature and control method) Check Compliance with all other variables stated on the approved WPS . Minimum and/or maximum inter-pass temperatures. pressure/flow and control method) Welding conditions for root run/hot pass and all subsequent run.

for alloy steel) Hydrostatic test procedures. (If applicable . (Refer to repairs) Post weld heat treatment (PWHT) (Heating method and temperature recording system) Re-inspect with NDT after PWHT. (Method. qualification of operator.After welding       Carry out visual inspection of the welded joint. (Including dimensional aspects) Check and monitor NDT requirements. execution) Identify repairs from assessment of visual or NDT reports. .

(Compliance with repair procedure) Re-inspect the repair area with visual inspection and approved NDT method Submission of inspection reports. (Approval and execution) Approval of the NDT procedures (For assessment of complete defect removal) Repair procedure. and all related documents to the Q/C department.Repairs       Excavation procedure. . (Approval of re-welding procedures and welder approval) Execution of approved re-welding procedure.

This will include a final visual inspection of the weld area. .The main responsibilities of a Welding Inspector To observe all relevant actions related to weld quality throughout production.

or log all production inspection points relevant to quality. . including a final map and report sheet showing all identified welding imperfections.The main responsibilities of a Welding Inspector To record.

The main responsibilities of a Welding Inspector To compare all reported information with the acceptance levels/criteria and clauses within the applied application standard. .