Special Process: Addition of supervision and monitoring of the welding to ensure the WPS is being applied corectly
by Kevin Bohne
(Mackay QLD Australia)
Qualification of welding procedures and welding operators is a given with most contacts now days and most companies spend the time and effort to do so to meet the contract requirements.
However all too often I see the same companies disregard the importance of ensuring the welding operators are monitored properly and frequently to ensure a record is maintained of the actual parameters being used by the operators.
The big disconnect is this aspect that now destroys the concept of the special process.
Qualified Welding procedures and welding operators are useless if this bridge is not built. The key is proper traceability of the welding process that ensures the special process end outcomes.