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Course PCN WI-2 PCN Welding Inspector Level 2 Training and Examination package

Duration: 4 days + 1 day examination

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Course overview: Based on the syllabus requirements of PCN I&T (GEN), the training course provides thorough training and qualification for welding inspection personnel including technicians, inspectors, and engineers called upon to witness, supervise or conduct survelliance welding inspection activities at Level 2.

The course satisfies the formal training element of the requirements of PCN and hence is the common requirement for PCN Welding Inspector qualification(s).

Practical aspects are emphasised by ensuring that theoretical training is complemented with practical sessions concerning the details of welding inspection, including joint fit-up, weldments and macroscopic/mechanical test assessments under the guidance of a qualified tutor/instructor.

Course members are introduced to the variety of practical applications associated with welding inspection, paving the way for career development opportunities at PCN Welding Inspector Level 3.

Course content: Level 2

Joints, welds and terminology; The role of the welding inspector; Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Inspection; Reporting; Codes and standards; Welding procedures; Welding processes; Welding consumables; Equipment for Welding Inspection; Cutting, gouging and edge preparation methods; Introduction to materials and weldability; Weldability of steels; Residual stress and distortion; Heat Treatments; Approval testing; Mechanical Testing of welds; Welding imperfections (defects); Repairs; Welding symbols on drawings; Health and Safety in Welding; Non destructive testing and approvals and In-service failures.
(A full Syllabus can be supplied on request).

Course outcomes:

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the terminology used in welding
  • Appreciate a broad range of welding technology and its interaction with welding inspection.
  • Know the responsibilities and duties of a welding inspector
  • Appreciate the different joint designs and compliance to welding procedure requirements.
  • Understand the problems of welding different material types.
  • Appreciate different welding, cutting and gouging processes with respect to welding inspection.
  • Appreciate how welding can influence mechanical and metallurgical properties.
  • Understand the different types of heat treatments
  • Appreciate why welding procedures and welders are approved.
  • List the different mechanical tests types and their purpose
  • Identify common weld imperfections and their avoidance.
  • Understand the controls required to avoid cracking and distortion in welded joints.
  • Appreciate the methodology of welding symbols and how to interpret an engineering drawing.
  • Understand health and safety requirements related to welding
  • Be able to report on the acceptance or rejection of welded joints and mechanical tests.
  • To be able to comment on an NDT  and other QC reports
  • Appreciate the need for QA, QC and inspection within an organisation.

Suitable for: All inspection personnel, engineers, supervisors, welding inspectors who are required to carry out visual inspections of welded constructions by holding an internationally recognised qualification in welding inspection.

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