Finally! It had been a long week for sure. The material was covered quickly and in a manner that could make things difficult for someone new to the concepts. I had problems staying focused and it was NOT because I didn’t have an interest in every word the instructor said. I was just tired! I…
CWI Training Course Observations-Day 1 and 2 Code Clinic
A few comments about the AWS CWI Course I am taking.
Welder Testing-Presentation Part 1
The link below will open up an HTML5 presentation that will introduce you to some thoughts on welder testing. http://weldingclassroom.com/exelearncontent/WelderTesting/index.html
A Quiz about the “Certified Welder”
A quiz about the “Certified Welder”
Welder Qualification Testing Mindmap- In-progress
Work in Progress-Mindmap This is something I have been working on off and on for awhile (Like many things I do) and thought it may be of interest. These are random thoughts about the welder qualification testing concept with a few details on D1.1. Please feel free to take a look and comment. You can…
I got some books for the CWI exam, now what?
AWS Book of Specification, Bend Test Criteria
As mentioned before, the criteria for an inspection will often vary depending on the application. There are exceptions but usually, the differences exist. With the AWS BOS, you need not memorize anything but you should be aware that the acceptance criteria may or may not be based on the application and you should know where…
Another Welding InspectionQuiz-But Different
I think that our perception about what we “know” can sometimes be a little off. I would like to think that as an individual who has almost 40 years of experience related to welding that I would be a “highly knowledgable” person. However I would NOT score 100% on the CWI exam if I took…
Welders in the doghouse..or dogs in the weldinghouse?
A few days ago, the word “welding” appeared in my newsfeed from Google. The article was about a new bill in Kentucky tightening up on how welder certifications are performed. That article can be seen at http://www.wave3.com/2019/02/23/dogs-certified-welders-ky-bill-aims-ensure-it-never-happens-again/ Supporters of Kentucky House Bill 239 say it’s critical to your safety.It would legally require welders working on…
Upcoming Welding Inspector Course
I will be teaching an inspection course starting in a few weeks. We are limiting the course to no more than 15 people. You can pre register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welding-inspection-training-course-registration-54188698857
Experienced Inspector! I enjoy doing anything welding related and I like to do it correctly. When it comes to inspection, knowing the requirements is key! During the recent CWI class I was blessed to attend, I often commented on things from my experience as an inspector over the years. I tried to refrain to minimize…