While we realize that not every weld must have the quality of a hygienic weld, the importance of compliance with applicable codes and requirements must be taken seriously. Most acceptance criteria for welding are based on design requirements, the service conditions, and the scope and frequency of inspections.
Usually, the approval of welding procedures and welder is done based on the manufacturer’s product scope and/or according to project applications. Still, meeting or exceeding the requirements of the code(s) applied to the welding approval process (e.g., ASME Sect IX, EN 288, ISO 9606-5, etc.) is a fundamental requirement.
If a manufacturer sells products globally, including in Europe, additional requirements or complementary requirements to the ASME Code, for example, should be considered and may be required.
Our mechanical engineers, certified welding engineers (International/European Welding Engineering [IWE, EWE]), certified welding inspectors (CWI AWS D1.1), and qualified welding examiners are trained to perform process and performance approvals, including Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS), as well as Performance Qualifications (PQ) for welder and welding operator. (Note: ECE Global is not an ISO 17025 certified testing facility.)