Certification of Welders of Metallic Materials
The qualification aims to verify the skills, capability, and professionalism of the welder and to qualify them accordingly according to the fields of validity specified by the relevant regulations.
Welder qualification can be carried out with reference to the following international standards:
International Weld, accredited by ACCREDIA in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024, offers certification services for welders of metallic materials.
International Weld is a Recognized Third Party for the approval of personnel involved in the execution of permanent joints for pressure equipment in categories II, III, and IV, in accordance with Annex I, Article 3.1.2 of Directive 2014/68/EU PED.
Reinforcement Steels (B450C)
For welders working with reinforcement steels, qualification is carried out in accordance with the standard:
Codes and Specifications
Alternatively, qualification can be performed in accordance with the following codes or specifications:
How the Certification Process Works
The certification of welding personnel involves the following steps:
1. Acceptance of the economic offer.
2. Submission of the certification application.
3. Qualification activities, including a practical test and the required laboratory tests.
4. Deliberation and issuance of the certification.
The qualification activity involves the execution of one or more sample tests representative of the production, overseen by qualified inspectors from I-WELD.
The choice of the representative sample test is often dictated by various conditions such as the execution location (workshop or construction site), available equipment, joint geometry, acceptability criteria, material thicknesses, and diameters to be welded, as well as accessibility.
Destructive and non-destructive tests required by standards are carried out at laboratories accredited by I-WELD. Preparation for the test execution can occur through specific training programs or through in-house training under the supervision of an expert.
The UNI EN ISO 9606-1 standard, which applies to manual and semi-automatic welding processes by fusion, came into effect in November 2013 (replacing the historical EN 287-1), introducing several innovations in the field of welding personnel certification. One of the most important innovations in the standard is the possibility to extend the validity of the certification for up to three years.
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