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Jimmy
Jimmy
17:16 Mar-27-2009
QA Visual inspection for welds

I need to send two QA through a visual inspection training for inspecting welds. We are located in Panama City Beach Florida. Any suggestions on anybdoy close by we could use for that training?

 
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RDuwe
NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS, USA, Joined Jan 2009, 148

RDuwe

NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS,
USA,
Joined Jan 2009
148
03:47 Mar-29-2009
Re: QA Visual inspection for welds
In Reply to Jimmy at 17:16 Mar-27-2009 (Opening).

Not close, nor cheap. Hobart's CWI 2-week class, Troy OH.
The only short course I can recommend is Hellier's 3-day VT class. Problem is, it does not focus just on welds, its a full VT class. If all you want your QA guys to be able to do is accept/reject to clearly defined criteria [like AWS D1.1 or ASME VIII] Hellier will do. If you want knowledgeable welding inspectors with a broad base of welding and weld NDE expertise, it takes Hobart.

Sorry, but in my opinion, the AWS 1-week seminar that travels along with the CWI exams is not a good choice. Not a full Visual Examination course, just welds. Not as in-depth and easy to digest as Hobart.

 
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