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Inspection

The Art of Intentionally Flawed Specimens and NDE Performance Demonstration

An inside glance at what it takes to make these intricate samples.

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Industry Standards in the Gulf Coast Region

A review of product codes, standards, and personnel certification programs related to welding inspection in this challenging geographical area.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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Using Portable Laser Vision to Improve Weld Quality

The benefits of incorporating portable laser vision inspection into a weld quality system are discussed.

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Orbital Weld Inspection: Processing the Improvements

Explore the challenges encountered with small-diameter orbital weld inspection.

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Performing Inspections in Confined Spaces

The hazards of confined spaces and the processes necessary to work in them safely are outlined

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