Learn how to...
Use Prequalified Welding Procedures
Qualify Welding Procedures by Testing
Qualify your Welders
All in conformance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel
Did you know?
- You can use prequalified welding procedures and avoid costly and time-consuming testing.
- You do not need a CWI or Welding Engineer to qualify welding procedures and welders.
- You can qualify your own welders in-house in full compliance with AWS D1.1.
AWS D1.1 allows for the use of prequalified welding procedures. Understanding how and when these can be used can save a lot of time and money by eliminating unnecessary testing. AWS D1.1 provides clear instructions on how to do so, but a sound understanding of the code is necessary. This ebook will walk you step-by-step on how to use prequalified welding procedures. It also provides the steps to perform your own welding procedure qualification by testing and your own welder qualifications.
The reality is that unless your customers make any kind of special request as to who can create and/or approve a welding procedures you can do most, if not all of the work in-house. The Structural Welding Code for Steel (AWS D1.1) provides a clear set of guidelines for the use of prequalified welding procedures. It also provides all the necessary steps to develop and document these prequalified procedures. When a prequalified welding procedure cannot be used, D1.1 explains how to perform qualification by testing. It also spells out the instructions for qualifying your welders and welding operators.
Navigating through the AWS D1.1 code book is not easy if you have not had training or experience using it. This is one of the reasons why most companies that do not have a CWI go out and hire someone to do their procedure and welder qualifications. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, but it is not necessary. This guide takes the complex process of qualifications and breaks it down into easy to follow steps.
Please note: This ebook follows AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code. This guide does not replace the code book, you still need a copy of the code. This guide makes the cumbersome task of navigating the code easy for purposes of qualifying procedures and welders.