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Do you give the Welder "test taking tips"? or Do you shut up and let the Welder pass or fail on their own?
So, a company is paying you to help them comply with AWS/D1.1 You've written the WPS's and now it's time to qualify the Welders. Do you give the Welder "test taking tips"? or Do you shut up and let the Welder pass or fail on their own? and Once they fai...
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The Same Welder Quals Over and over and...
Paul, Why do companies require so many different test from one place to the next if your always doing the same kind of work? Jacob M. Jacob, Certain tests are required to qualify you for the correct material, process, thickness and position.  The code you'r...
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Check That Liner First
Jason G - Is it acceptable to use .045 wire with a 1/16th contact tip? Jason, That's not a "code" question, that's a "weld process" question. My answer:  You should not have to and there is good reason not to. The contact tip is the location where current f...
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Find Your Resident Experts
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Paul, Quick question. Can a CWI write a welding procedure just being a CWI? Or does
the company he works for engineering department have to give him the power to? Unknown Whomever
you are, Becoming
a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) does not, in-and-of-...
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Don't forget to Ping that Weld
Paul, Got a question for you. I work in the mines, when we are
welding something thick our boss tells us to "ping" our welds (excessive chipping
/with air-chipper). I've never heard of that before. What’s your input Matt Matt, Your Boss is offering some goo...
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Become the "Qualification Guru of Choice"
Hello Paul, Much like yourself, I am a CWI, CWE, teaching welding
classes and following the guidelines of AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code
Steel. I have purchased a number of the pre-qualified weld
procedures from the AWS bookstore that fit the specific ci...
Become the "Qualification Guru of Choice"
Become the "Qualification Guru of Choice"
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AWS-CWI's, Who needs 'em?
Good Morning, I am very interested in a research article into industry
perception of the overall value of the AWS CWI Certification. Many
organizations have established training and certification programs internally
that applies job scope specific training ...
AWS-CWI's, Who needs 'em?
AWS-CWI's, Who needs 'em?
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No means No
Paul, Here’s a question. I’m certified through the Iron Workers Union and I been welding for almost 19 years. Everywhere I've ever worked they says no welding downhill and if you weld downhill you won't pass the structural test.  When running a vertical wel...
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Makes SENSE
Hey there Paul, Had a message sent to me from a former employee, they wanted to share with me that "because I was certified by the AWS through the SENSE program my Level 2 certification (QC11) never expires."  Was curious if you're ever heard anything like ...
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How Many Weld Passes?
What determines how many passes you need to make? My understanding is the weld needs to be the same profile as base metal. Tim K. Tim There is a lot that goes into determining the number of passes.  First and foremost, you have to review your WPS to see wha...
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