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Visual Inspection

Visual inspection or visual testing as it’s also known, is a method of non-destructive testing, used to assess the quality of welds in accordance to BS EN 5817 / ASME standards. This method allows you to identify any detrimental or chemical damage to the material and identifies defects after the weld is completed.

Visual testing is an inexpensive method of evaluating the condition of weld joints but it requires a high degree of skill and experience to critically detect any flaws. Welding inspectors use visual inspection methods to look for any surface breaks in the weld. Visual inspection requires great vision and good lighting, but testing can be enhanced with other magnifying equipment such as glasses, cameras, mirrors and borescopes. Other NDT methods are often used in conjunction with visual testing to capture issues that may go undetected by the naked eye.

Here at Tech Inspections we can conduct various non-destructive tests, including visual inspection, to highlight defects or imperfection in the weld. Contact us today to speak to one our welding consultants and we may be able to offer a 24 hour turnaround on service.

Contact us today to discuss your welding requirements, call 0800 999 3834

How Visual Inspection Works

Before Welding

Our welding inspector will carefully look through drawings and check the procedure fits with the codes. They will assess the weld position and the alignment of fixtures. They will also check the condition of the materials for contaminants such as rust, and will review the equipment being used for damage.

During Welding

During welding our inspectors will check weld sequence, inspect each weld pass and ensure cleaning between and check electrodes for size.

Visual inspection requires in depth knowledge of potential defects and how to prevent them. We provide inspection services to various industries but we also offer training to help welders improve the quality of their welds. We have a detailed practical and theoretical syllabus that shows welders how to use inspection equipment as well as teaching them the expectation from the codes and about the different types of imperfections. If you would like to find out more about our course, get in touch using our contact form.

Visual Inspection Training

Contact us today to discuss your welding requirements, call 0800 999 3834

Client Testimonials

Tech Inspections have shown professionalism and experience in assisting us to obtain welder approvals and weld procedures to both 15614 & ASME standards we would highly recommend them to other engineering companies who require assistance in these areas

Chris Ryder

We are proud to use Tech Inspections Ltd & welding services, for their professionalism and expertize in the training of our engineers to the standard of coded welding, and obtaining the necessary certificates.

Ray Duncan
Rating : 5

Tech Inspections have always shown professionalism and vast experience in the role as our Responsible Welding Co-ordinator. They have assisted with audits and given us appropriate guidance where required, whilst offering practical  hands-on training and advice whenever needed.