where expertise comes together - since 1996 -

The Largest Open Access Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Conference Proceedings, Articles, News, Exhibition, Forum, Network and more

where expertise comes together
- since 1996 -

574 views
Career Discussions
Ed T.
Ed T.
07:40 Apr-14-2008
International Testing Facilities

Does anyone know if AWS or CSWIP permit international test facilities to give the welding inspector tests in languages other than English or do they permit the use of translators?
I have found welding inspectors with certifications that cannot speak a word of English and cannot produce the correct WPS for a specific job.
Nothing agains people who donot speak English. I just cant figure out how they can work on a project when all of the documents are in English.
We are running into serious quality issues as a result. Anyone else experiencing this?


    
 
 
William Kwok
William Kwok
05:52 May-17-2008
Re: International Testing Facilities
Why don't you ask AWS or CSWIP.


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Does anyone know if AWS or CSWIP permit international test facilities to give the welding inspector tests in languages other than English or do they permit the use of translators?
: I have found welding inspectors with certifications that cannot speak a word of English and cannot produce the correct WPS for a specific job.
: Nothing agains people who donot speak English. I just cant figure out how they can work on a project when all of the documents are in English.
: We are running into serious quality issues as a result. Anyone else experiencing this?
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 
S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
01:47 May-24-2008
Re: International Testing Facilities
Dear Ed,

Unless the certificate shows the language of the test being different than English, the candidate is supposed to have taken the test in English and thus needs to demonstrate the proficiency in English. Quality issues arise because of lack of real knowledge and practical experience.

We do come across people in India who are otherwise good but have language problems. We help them by interacting with them in their language but insist on documentation in English. In such cases, their supervisors need to help out.

More care in recruitment process will probably the right step to prevent such problems.

Best wishes,

Swamy


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Does anyone know if AWS or CSWIP permit international test facilities to give the welding inspector tests in languages other than English or do they permit the use of translators?
: I have found welding inspectors with certifications that cannot speak a word of English and cannot produce the correct WPS for a specific job.
: Nothing agains people who donot speak English. I just cant figure out how they can work on a project when all of the documents are in English.
: We are running into serious quality issues as a result. Anyone else experiencing this?
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 

Product Spotlight

NEW - TD Focus-ScanRX

The NEW Next Generation Advanced UT platform, TD Focus ScanRX - Also available as a card stack solut
...
ion. Key Improvements 1. Data acquisition is significantly faster than current design 2. Better aesthetic – closely aligns with HandyScan RX 3. Improved IP rating (Target IP66) 4. Ruggedized housing 5. Connectors are protected from impact and ingress 6. Integrated stand and separate retractable handle easy to keep clean) 7. Touchscreen with ruggedized display glass 8. 3-Axis encoder input
>

High-end Ultrasonic Flaw Detector with 32:128PR PAUT and 2-ch TOFD: SyncScan 2

SIUI’s newly launched SyncScan 2, is a high-end ultrasonic flaw detector with 32:128PR PAUT and
...
2-ch TOFD, which can maximize your efficiency for PA and TOFD. ● Support PA/TOFD/UT ● 32-ch PA is more suitable for inspection on extra-thick wall and high-attenuation material. ● 32-ch PA and 2-ch TOFD work simultaneously. ● Support PR mode for corrosion inspection.
>

CIVA 2017 UT Module

CIVA NDE Simulation Software is the world leader of NDT Simulation. The UT simulation Module incl
...
udes: - "Beam computation": Beam propagation simulation - "Inspection Simulation": Beam interaction with flaws or specimens The user can simulate a whole inspection process (pulse echo, tandem or TOFD) with a wide range of probes (conventional, Phased- arrays or EMAT), components, and flaws.
>

Echomac® PA Rail Wheel Tester

MAC introduces two versions of Rail Wheel Testers using ECHOMAC® PA platform based on customer requ
...
irements.
>

Share...
We use technical and analytics cookies to ensure that we will give you the best experience of our website - More Info
Accept
top
this is debug window