Welder and Welding Operator Performance Qualification

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Welder qualification or WPQ (Welder Performance Qualification) is the test that certifies personnel by validating the experience and knowledge of the welder or welding operator in a specific procedure. Destructive and non-destructive tests are performed to determine the sanity of the weld produced by the person.

The Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) qualification is the document that describes the parameters and variables essential for production in a specific welding procedure. It is mandatory in many of the standards we use within the industry. Destructive and non-destructive tests are performed to determine the health of the weld produced, as well as the mechanical properties achieved by the specified process.

Do you require WPS or WPQ with international validity? Do you require qualification of welders or operators within your company? Click here.