What’s Wrong with MIG and TIG?
AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs), especially those who travel to different job sites and shops, are often inundated with slang terminology and nonstandard terms for welds, welders, power sources, welding equipment, and many others.
Inspection Exposition and Conference (IEC) Track Details Announced
The Inspection Exposition and Conference (IEC), will bring experts from the American Welding Society (AWS), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA), together in Austin, TX, from November 8-10, 2023.
Inspection and Quality Control: Patience Is an Essential Variable
There are many different career avenues a welder or welding inspector can take: aerospace, food, sanitation, water treatment, oil and gas, automotive, bridges, skyscrapers . . . the list is endless. However, no matter which path an individual chooses, I have found there is one trait that should not be ignored: patience.
The Role of the CWI or SCWI in Fracture Critical Applications
Fracture critical materials, welds, and applications; related special testing; and personnel qualification and certification are discussed.
CWIs/SCWIs Can Get Certification Endorsement to Perform Welding Procedure Qualifications
The American Welding Society (AWS) proudly introduces the Welding Procedure Qualifier Endorsement, developed for existing Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWI) who want to conduct Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) qualifications.
The Benefits of Eddy Current Array Examination of Stress-Corrosion Cracking
Stress-corrosion cracking occurs when cracks link corrosion pits, causing multiple cracks in all orientations in the base material of pressure vessels, pipes, and storage tanks.
Olympus Provides Hands-On Nondestructive Testing Instruction to Engineering Students
Olympus recently donated OmniScan™ flaw detection equipment to LeTourneau University to support the next generation of nondestructive testing (NDT) inspectors. Olympus phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) specialists Curtis Dickinson and Rob Frashefski traveled to the campus in Longview, Texas to offer students in-person instruction.
What to Expect at Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC) 2022
If you're new to the inspection world or just looking to become a better inspector, you have a unique opportunity to make connections, gain knowledge that can boost your career, and keep your inspections business on the cutting edge during the Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC), taking place February 23-25, 2022, in beautiful Fort Worth, Texas.
Moving from Manual Visual Arc Weld Inspection to Robot Vision
Most components produced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers are welded using robots, but the majority of the welds are still manually visually inspected.
Modern Videoscope Capabilities for Easier Weld Inspection
Nondestructive examination plays an important role in equipment diagnosis during the maintenance of welded structures. However, inspection using ultrasonic flaw detection can be difficult or even impossible if the weld is inaccessible. The good news is that new remote visual inspection (RVI) technologies have been developed that enable highly efficient and accurate weld inspection. Testing methods are also diversifying.
Three Tips for Accurate Weld Analysis Using Handheld XRF
Handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, more commonly called handheld XRF or HHXRF, are useful tools for installing new or replacement sections in a welding project. Here are three best practices to perform accurate weld analysis with HHXRF analyzers.
AWS Announces New CWI Pathway for IIW Diploma Holders New “CWI by IIW Waiver”
The American Welding Society (AWS) is pleased to introduce a new pathway for certain IIW diploma holders to achieve the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential, through the “CWI by IIW Waiver” program.
Inspection Techniques for Weld Applications
Nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques range from simple manual and visual tests to sophisticated technologies that can detect surface and subsurface flaws, porosity, variations in metallurgical structure, and other discontinuities without having to destroy, damage, or waste assets.
Four New Inspection Tools for Enhanced Efficiency
To conduct inspections, professionals rely on a variety of tools that allow them to assess the quality of a component and its suitability for an intended application.
CWI Corner: Meet Cole Warner
This ambitious, 27-year-old CWI has put his trade talents to good use. Do you have a cup of coffee to sip on while reading this profile? If not, go get one or fetch your favorite beverage to enjoy alongside learning about Cole Warner.