Welder Qualification & Training
Welder Performance qualification (WPQ) is also known as welder qualification test (WQT) or performance qualification. It is a very basic but one of the most important step before assigning a job to the welder.
The welder qualification test (WQT) is performed to determine whether the welder or the welding operator can produce a sound weld or not. Each welder or welding operator shall be qualified for each welding process to be used during production (or fabrication) welding.
The welder is required to weld a test coupon in accordance with the qualified welding procedure specification (WPS), the test coupon is then sending for Radiography test or Mechanical test (as per the requirements of the code of construction). After satisfactory test report the welder may be employed for the production welding (or fabrication welding). Following important factors shall always be considered before conducting the welder qualification test (WQT);
⦁ Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
⦁ Welding Process
⦁ Size of test coupon
⦁ Position of the test coupon
⦁ Filler metal/Electrode
Aurora’s Welding Engineers shall provide you the best service in conducting training to the welder and qualifies the welder by conducting a test and providing certification to that welder and welding operator.