WELDING PROCEDURES AND QUALIFICATIONS
We often get asked "why should I have a qualified welding procedure?" or even "what is a qualified welding procedure?" and quite simply put, a qualified welding procedure not only raises quality standards but it brings consistency.
We've listed many of the frequently asked questions (FAQS) that we come across almost every day but we often find it's easier to contact us directly to help with any questions you may have.
“What is a qualified welding procedure”?
It is a set of recorded parameters that have been used to produce a weld that has been tested and passed the specified requirements of the applicable standard e.g. AS/NZS 1554.1.
“Why should I have a qualified welding procedure”?
A. It is a document that can provide your welders on the shop floor the parameters to produce consistent repeatable welds to the standard you are working to.
B. It may be a contractual/engineering requirement of certain fabrication and welding projects.
“Why should I get my welders qualified to a welding procedure”?
A. It will be a contractual/engineering requirement of certain fabrication and welding projects to have your welders qualified to your welding procedure.
B. A welder qualification test will demonstrate to you and your clients that your welders are competent in the welding process and application they are doing.
“How do I get a welding procedure”?
By carrying out a welding test that has to pass the requirements of the standard you have to work to e.g. AS/NZS 1554.1.
“Where do I start”?
A. We can guide you through what you will require, e.g. material, documentation, consumable etc.
B. We can come onsite to your facility or onsite to conduct the welding test with your designated welder
C. We record all the data required there and then, conduct the visual inspection.
D. The test piece is then taken by us for mechanical testing.
E. We compile all the data and test results to create your welding procedure and welder qualification.
F. The welding procedure and all other documentation will be emailed to you directly.
“How long can it take to get the procedure” ?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, it can take anywhere from 3 days to 7 working days from day of test.
**If you are under a time constraint HIFAB Services has a library of over
50 welding procedures ready and available today.
If we have the procedure that suits your needs this can expedite the process, as you would only have to qualify any of your personnel to it.