When welding quality is questioned, partner with ALS for a comprehensive inspection, consulting and testing solution.
Welding remains among the most common, useful and efficient methods to join two metal components. The versatility that the many manual and automatic welding processes afford, combined with many different joint design options, allow designers and manufacturers the adaptability to pursue many practical options. However, navigating the complex set of welding options and successfully designing and actioning quality welds can require expert knowledge along with independent quality control and inspections.
Qualifications of ALS Inspectors
ALS inspectors have extensive industry experience and maintain the required qualifications. Our inspectors are qualified in at least one of the following:
|AS 2214 (Welding Supervisor)||AS 1796–10 (Welding Supervisor)||International Welding Inspector (IWI)|
|Welding Inspector||International Welding Engineer (IWE)||European Welding Engineer (EWE)|
Standards of ALS Inspections
ALS performs welding services in line with the Australian and international standards listed below:
Range of ALS Welding Services
The weld inspection and engineering services provided at ALS include:
- Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Records (PQR) development and documentation.
- Supervision of the preparation of procedure and welder qualification test coupon.
- Non-destructive testing using conventional and advanced NDT methods, including visual weld inspection, both Visual Scanning and Visual Examination.
- Combined NDT and mechanical testing of test coupon, to allow clients to qualify:
- Weld procedures (WPS and PQR testing);
- Production Test Plate Testing; and,
- Auditing and surveillance of welding inspection, which is done to the latest editions of:
- Welding process optimisation services.
- Verification of parent and weld metal properties, including:
- Carbon equivalent (CEq);
- Full materials chemical composition analysis and mechanical properties including strength, hardness and impact strength;
- Options for selecting other material types for repairs (materials interchangeability);
- ASTM G48 for corrosion testing;
- Ferrite testing of welds;
- Portable hardness testing of weld HAZ and parent material;
- Positive Material Identification (PMI) and x-ray fluorescence (XRF); and,
- Boron content of imported Steels.
The ALS Approach
Partnering with clients across diverse industries, ALS’s highly versatile approach to welding inspection is adapted on a case by case basis. Our experts are able to answer client questions such as:
- How to reduce costs with regards to welder qualifications?
- How to ensure their welds comply with the appropriate standard?
- How to reduce weld repairs and cut outs?
- How to optimise the welding process for best production outcomes?
- Which standards apply to the welds that are being produced?
- What range of works does their PQR/ WPS qualify them for?
- What are the most appropriate non-destructive testing techniques to test this weld?
- What is the best welding process for the joint type?
- What is the most effective way to qualify their welders for the work?
The ALS advantage comes from our highly experienced metallurgy, mechanical and inspection team. When our deep industry experience is combined with our comprehensive welding inspection tools, which takes advantage of the most up to date techniques and processes, efficient solutions are consistently delivered.