At Tech Inspections we have qualified and experienced welding examiners, based around the UK, who can witness all your welding procedure and welder qualification tests. We have worked with many companies to ensure they comply with and meet current industry standards.
In order to ensure that welding qualification tests are carried out in a correct manner, personnel is appointed to witness welders and welding procedure specification (WPS) qualification tests being performed. At Tech Inspections we have a team of specialist welding examiners who can help.
Welding procedure approvals involve assessing all welding procedures to ensure welds are made correctly and in line with the technical standards. We can witness Welder Procedure Qualification Records (WPQRs or PQRs) which is a record of the weld procedure proving that the weld procedure will produce an effective weld.
A WPS outlines the compliant procedure that welders should follow to achieve consistency in the quality of welds. If you need help with your welding procedures, get in touch to talk to our consultants.
A welder approval test is a test of the level of skill attained by the welder. It documents and examines how well the welder can follow a WPS and achieve a good quality weld in line with the standards. This is also known as coding, welder qualifications, or certification. Being qualified or certified in one area of welding does not necessarily mean that a welder can make quality welds in other areas. Most qualifications and certifications nowadays are restricted to a single welding process, position, metal, and thickness range. All testing is performed at a UKAS accredited laboratory.