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COMIMSA Module 1

CHAPTER 1
Welding Inspection and Certification
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The Welding Inspector

Is responsible for judging the acceptability of a product

according to a written specification.


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The Welding Inspector can be classified as:

Code or governing agency inspector.

Purchasers, Customers, or Owners inspector.

Fabricators, manufacturers, or contractors inspector.

Architects or engineers inspector.


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The Welding Inspectors Work functions can be grouped are:

Overseer.

Specialist

Combination overseer-specialist.
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Qualities of the Welding Inspector

1) Physical Condition
Good Physical condition.

2) Vision
Near Vision Acuity natural or corrected vision:

20/40
Jaeger J-2 at 12
Color perception red/green, blue/yellow (Optional).

3) Professional Attitude
Success will be dependent upon the cooperation of
associates in all departments..
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Qualifications for the Welding Inspector

4) Knowledge of Welding and Inspection Terminology

AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions.

Weld Geometry and Welding Terminology (Chapter 4).

Welding Metallurgy (Chapter 8)

Destructive Testing (Chapter 6).

Welding Processes (Chapter 3).

Weld and Base Metal Discontinuities (Chapter 9).

Nondestructive Examination (Chapter 10).


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Qualifications for the Welding Inspector

5) Knowledge of Drawings and Specifications


Welding and Nondestructive Examination Symbols (Chapter 4).

6) Knowledge of Testing Methods


Basics.

Destructive and Nondestructive.

Application technique.

Obtainable information.

Advantages and limitations.


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Qualifications for the Welding Inspector

9) Ability to be Trained
Ability to study.
Expertise in a number of different areas.

10) Inspection Experience


For AWS certification, must show evidence of having
performed the functions of a welding inspector.

Directly involved in one or more of the following:


Design
Production.
Construction.
Inspection.
Repair
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Ethical Requirements for the Welding Inspector

1) Integrity
Honesty.

2) Responsibility to the Public


Preserve the health and well-being of the public.

3) Public Statements
Shall issue not statements in any public and financial
interests situation.
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Ethical Requirements for the Welding Inspector

4) Conflict of Interest
Avoid conflict of interest with the employer or client.

5) Solicitation of Employment
Shall neither pay, solicit, or offer directly ot indirectly, any
bribe or commission for professional employment

6) Unauthorized Practice
Violation of the code of ethics
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Qualifications for the Welding Inspector

7) Ability to Produce and Mantain Records


Develop and mantain inspection records.
Write concise and accurate reports.
Results of inspections, welding procedures, welder
qualifications, drawing and specifications revisions, etc.

8) Knowledge of Welding Processes


Actual experience as a welder or welding operator is valuable

to a welding inspector, but is not mandatory.

Advantages and limitations of the various welding processes.


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The welding inspector as a comunicator

FIGURE 1.3
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Establishing Lines of Communication

1) Welders

2) Welding Foreman or Supervisors

The welding inspector and the foreman should be in


agreement as to which welders are consider qualified to
produce satisfactory welds.
WI must indicate when parts or assemblies will be ready for
inspection.
Inspection results.
Repair requirement.
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Establishing Lines of Communication

3) Shop or Field Superintendent


Discuss important weld quality matters.

4) Plant Manager

Idem Shop or Field Superintendent.

5) Design/Project Engineer

Drawing and specifications interpretation.


Additional Planning.
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Establishing Lines of Communication

6) Welding Engineer
Welding-related construction problems.
The WI can be considered the Weding Engineer eyes