Why Use A Certified Welding Inspector?

Having a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) on your project will help increase the overall quality, consistency and repeatability of welds and welding processes. A CWI is trained and certified to perform inspection/observation in four major areas of welding: 1) Materials and Design, 2) Qualification of Welders and Welding Processes, 3) Fabrication, and 4) Inspection.

  1. Materials and design: The CWI will review design documents (i.e. drawings and specifications) to confirm that the designed welds and welding materials conform to applicable welding codes, such as American Welding Society.
  2. Qualification: The CWI will review Welding Procedure Specification(s), as well as all welder qualification records, to confirm that all welding personnel and processes to be used on the project are certified/qualified as required by applicable codes. 
  3. Fabrication: Prior to the start of welding, the CWI will review the welding equipment and materials on site, as well as condition and surface preparation of base metals, to confirm compliance with the design documents and all applicable welding codes.
  4. Inspection:  The CWI will visually (nondestructively) inspect welds during and after installation to confirm compliance with the design documents and all applicable welding codes. Where other nondestructive testing (NDT) is required, the CWI will observe the testing procedures and will review test results.

Please contact Savannah Penn, CWI at: spenn@etc-web.com