Course QAW-2 SQA Welding Assessor Level 2
Duration: 4 days + 1 day examination
Course overview:This interactive and practical training course and assessment is geared to provide training, instruction and practical skills development to existing Welding Inspectors or Quality Auditors.
For existing PCN, CSWIP or AWS qualified welding inspector’s; QA/QC personnel; Quality Auditors or other personnel with experiential/ on the job skills in a Quality/Fabrication environment.
For personnel with limited experience or knowledge of a welding environment it is suggested that the PCN Welding Inspector L2 course is a suitable pre requisite and preparation for this course.
Terms, definitions, abbreviations and acronyms; behaviour of welded products; the role and responsibilities of a Quality Assessor- (welding) @ Level 2; Assessment/auditing procedures; practical skills development of auditing; planning of objectives; organizing; measuring performance; hands on experience; case studies; health and safety in welding; assessing the welding and cutting equipment for fitness for purpose; hand on assessment; COMICS assessment; reporting; understanding communication in welding:-weld symbols on drawings and other communication methods; interpretation of design/code requirements; Assessment of manual, semi-automatic, mechanised and automated welding processes; welding process control and deviation from WPS requirements:- application of pre-heat, heat input and interpass temperature controls; measurement of parameters; practicalities; control and assessment calibration and validation of welding plant:- assessment, application and specific equipment requirements; of welding consumables and storage; process control and in process monitoring; application and scope of welding procedure and welder qualifications:- assessment of essential variables and their interaction with range of qualifications;; deviation from welding procedure requirements and tolerances; auditing welding procedure qualification documents; application and identification of essential variables, range of qualification, testing results and re-qualification requirements; interaction of the main qualification documentation; practical assessment of documents; reporting of findings; application of Codes and standards; survey of welding, welding inspection, NDT, QA and QC standards; contractual aspects versus code and standard requirements; assessment of documentation; verification of documents; Hands on experience; Scrutiny of welding qualification documentation; Guided case studies; manufacture and designation of steels and other materials; weldability considerations; controls required to avoid welding problems in steels, stainless steel and aluminium alloys; problems; control of mechanical properties; welding procedure requirements and their understanding; the welding of non ferrous alloys application of non destructive testing; survey of methods and their application to detect specific defects; NDT procedures; Qualification of personnel; assessment of reports; quality requirements for welding – ISO 3834; introduction to the standard; other standards; welding coordination requirements; responsibilities.
After the course you will be able to:
- Understand the terminology used in Quality Assurance and Quality Control of welding activities
- Appreciate different joint designs/details and compliance to welding procedure specification requirements.
- Confirm the role, responsibilities and duties of a SQA welding auditor
- Appreciate the requirements of QA, QC and inspection within a fabrication and welding organisation.
- Understand the problems and controls required to welding different material types and compliance.
- Understand arc welding process technology related to Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
- Appreciate how welding can influence mechanical and metallurgical properties of welded joints.
- Read welding procedures and understand the content and assess documentation for compliance in relation to the requirements of qualification standards
- Prioritise common weld imperfections and identify and interpret different acceptance standards.
- Understand the controls required to avoid weldability problems in welded joints.
- Appreciate the methodology of welding communication including the correct use of weld symbols
- Understand health and safety requirements related to welding and assess welding equipment for compliance.
- Be able to report on the compliance of welded products and offer constructive feedback.
- Appreciate good house keeping measures in relation to welding, health safety and environmental requirements related to welding
- *Be able to carryout a welding audit effectively and efficiently (*Subject to existing pre-requisite experience).
- Know when to establish “expert” help?