Ideal preparation for inspection engineers, technicians, NDT operators or surveyors who require a knowledge of visual inspection techniques, and understanding of likely problem areas and an appreciation of inspection methodology.
The duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector; fusion welding processes; typical weld defects; types of steel; carbon-manganese, low alloy and stainless steels; hardening of steels; weldability; heat treatment; parent metal defects; visual inspection; testing parent metals and welds; destructive tests; NDT techniques; welder and procedure approval; codes and standards; outline of safe working practices; practice in examination questions; continuous and end-of-course assessment.
- to understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels.
- to recognize characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control.
- to interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met.
- to set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections and other mechanical tests.
- to assess and report on welds to acceptance levels .
- to confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification.
- to be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector - Level 2 examinations.