Reading and Reviewing Welding Documents
What you'll learn
- The key components of a company's welding program
- An overview of the major welding documents
- What is a PQR? And what is their purpose?
- What is a WPS? And how is it used?
- What to look for in a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
- What to look for in a Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
- How to perform "sanity checks" on your welding documents
- How to record changes to welding documents
- How welding documents align with industry standards
- P numbers, F numbers and A numbers
- Downloadable examples and templates of PQR's and WPS's
- General understanding of welding
In this course, "Reading and Reviewing Welding Documents", you will learn everything you need to know about the key welding documents -- the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and the Procedure Qualifications Records (PQR) -- and their fit within an company's welding program.
The WPS is essentially the recipe, the work instructions welders use to correctly complete a particular weld. Variables like base material, filler material, position, electrical parameters, and shielding gas are specified on the WPS. Engineers develop these WPS's based on industry codes, manufacturers' recommendations, and their own experience and experimentation.
The PQR is used to determine that the proposed welding operation is capable of producing welds that meet the engineering requirements for the intended application. The purpose of the PQR is to establish the finished properties of a particular welding procedure. This is done by recording the results of certain mechanical properties tests on the PQR. Tests like tensile, elongation, and Charpy impact are tests commonly found on a PQR.
Given the high level of detail on these documents, mistakes are common ... even for seasoned welding engineers. This is where the skill of a document auditor really pays off. By understanding the function and intent of these documents, an engineering or quality professional can save their company untold costs and delays.
In this class, you will learn:
The key components of a company's welding program
An overview of the major welding documents
What is a PQR? And what is their purpose?
What is a WPS? And how is it used?
What to look for in a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
What to look for in a Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
How to perform "sanity checks" on your welding documents
How to record changes to welding documents
How welding documents align with industry standards
The most COMMON MISTAKES found on welding documents
P numbers, F numbers and A numbers
By the time you're done with this class, you will have the skills to effectively review WPS's and PQR's to verify their accuracy and usefulness.
And as with all Udemy classes, once you sign up for this course, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to it's contents ... all the lectures, all the downloadable resources, and anything added to the course down the road. So sign up today to advance your welding and weld program skills!!
Who this course is for:
- Civil engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Quality managers
- Quality engineers
- Quality inspectors
- NDT Technicians
- Structural engineers
Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with 30 years experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analysis. During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron where he majored in Engineering Technology, his Master of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology where he majored in Manufacturing Leadership and Project Management, and his Master of Business Administration from Youngstown State University.
He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and holds their Quality Engineering (CQE), Quality Technician (CQT), Quality Auditing (CQA) and Calibration Technician (CCT) certifications.
Ray has written extensively for national trade publications on the topics of quality engineering and career management, and has taught over 30,000 students through the Udemy platform on a range of manufacturing-related topics.
Garry A Pace -PE/CWI has a BS in Welding Engineering from Montana School of Mines in Butte Montana. Mr. Pace has worked as a welding engineer in a number of industries over the last two and a half decades, ranging from manufacturing, boiler and pressure vessels, heavy construction, DOE nuclear as well as the oil and gas industries.
In his roles in those industries, Mr. Pace has spent the majority of his time involved in the writing and review of Welding Procedure Specifications, Procedure Qualification Records as well as the training and qualification of welders to a number of different welding codes.
Mr. Pace is currently employed as a chemistry instructor for the Cypress Fairbanks ISD as well as working as a welding engineering consultant.