WPQR and WPS procedures for welding
The development of the welding technology qualification procedure and the subsequent preparation and implementation of the technology manual is a multi-stage process. The speed of the work and the reliability of the final result will depend on the knowledge and experience of the welding consultant. Implementation of procedures WPQR i WPS for welding are carried out in accordance with the generally accepted standards EN ISO 15614-1, EN 1090, EN 13445, EN 13480, NORSOK M-101, NORSOK M-601, AWS D1.1, ASME IX and the Pressure Directive PED 2014/68/EU.
Welding production and procedures
Before implementing the procedures, we familiarise ourselves in detail with the state of welding production at the customer's company and advise on initial technological solutions. At the outset, it is necessary to assess what technologies will be needed to meet the process requirements in terms of thickness and the range of qualified base material grade. Complete process of Technology Qualification Welding (WPQR) is carried out in cooperation with the customer and a professional testing laboratory, which carries out destructive and non-destructive tests. The results of these tests are valuable indications for the creation of a technological manual welding - WPS.
Qualification steps for WPQR welding technology
The process from the meeting with the client and the welding consultancy phase to the development of the welding technology manual is as follows:
- Design analysis - precise definition of process, grade of base material, thickness and diameter ranges and type of joints.
- Preparation of the preliminary welding process manual - pWPS.
- Internal welding test of the target joint.
- Welding of plates or pipes with a notified body.
- Positive non-destructive test results, proceed to destructive testing.
- Issue of a WPQR welding technology qualification protocol by a notified body.
- Development of process instructions welding - WPS.
Welding: fast and comprehensive development of WPQR and WPS
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Development of a qualification procedure for welding technology - WPS welding at the highest level
WPS is the basic source of information for welding personnel performing all welding work on a specific structure or product, created on the basis of the WPQR. It is assumed that the documentation should at least contain the technological guidelines, i.e. for example the numerical designation of the welding process, the method of surface preparation, a schematic drawing of the joint to be welded, the parameters during the welding and position, whether information on the filler material, identification data, information on the material to be welded and other specific requirements related to the method of welding. Would you like to learn more about standards and process instructions welding? We look forward to hearing from you!