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WELDER CERTIFICATION

ISO 9606-1
Qualification Testing of Welders - Fusion Welding
Part 1 : Steels

PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRIAL WELDER CERTIFICATION

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CERTIFICATION vs QUALIFICATION

Description ISO 9606 (Certification) ASME (Qualification)


Certification Body Independent Certification Body Fabricator or Contractor

Testing Body Independent Testing Laboratory

Standard / Code ISO 9606 ASME IX, AWS etc

Accreditation Structured in accordance with ISO -


17024
Written Job Knowledge Recommended but not mandatory Not Mentioned
Examination
Surveillance Every 6 month (Certification Body) Every 6 month (fabricator or
contractor)
Re-Certification 3 Years (Certification Body) When a welder has not welded with a
process during a period of 6 months
or more

Re-Validation for Re- Carry out by Certification Body Under supervision and control of the
Certification Retesting or monitoring qualifying contractor that will extend
qualification another 6 months.

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WELDER CERTIFICATION

QUESTION:
What is the main reason for certifying (qualifying) a
welder?

ANSWER:
To show that the welder has the skill to be able to make
production welds that are free from defects
Note: when welding in accordance with a Qualified WPS

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TEST METHODS

NOTE : If the weld is accepted by visual testing, the remaining test(s) according to
Table above shall be carried out

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ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TEST PIECES

 Slag and spatters are removed


 No grinding on the root and the face side of the weld
 Stop and restart in the root run and in the capping run are
identified
 Bend-test specimens shall not reveal any discrete discontinuity
≥ 3 mm in any direction.
 The sum of the greatest discontinuities exceeding 1 mm but
less than 3 mm in any one bend specimen shall not exceed 10
mm.
 If the imperfections in the welder's test piece exceed the
permitted maximum specified, then the welder fails the test.

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PRESSURISED HOT WORK ENCLOSURE (PHWE)
INSTALLER CERTIFICATION

Pressurized Hot Work Enclosure (PHWE) offers a practical


engineering solution in managing and controlling the risks
associated for carrying out hot work and use of other sources of
ignition in classified hazardous areas (explosive environment).

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PHWE INSTALLER PRE REQUISITES

Installer should have certain level of knowledge in ;


 Hazardous Area Ex protection type
 OHS requirements in hazardous area,
 Ex equipment inspection and handling
 PHWE installation and dismantling requirements

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Pressurized Hot Work
PHWE INSTALLER Enclosure
ASSESSMENT

KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT
 Written Examination

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT
 Pre-Assembly
 Assembly (Thermography : Heat Leaks)
 Dismantling

3 years validity

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