THE SENSE AND NONSENSE
A SELF PACED WELDING QUALITY SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION
The notion that welding will produce a certain percentage of defective welds is nonsense. Welds don’t become defective on their own. Defective welds are produced because mistakes are being made. Mistakes can be prevented and therefore so can defective welds. The key is welding quality, not welding inspection.
This presentation covers the misunderstood subject of Welding Quality, presented to you as welding consultant to client. What is welding quality? How do you achieve welding quality? Who is responsible for welding quality? This presentation answers these questions and advises you on what must be done to ensure welding quality when designing, procuring and fabricating weldments. Also included are welding mistakes you must avoid during the design, procurement and fabrication phase if you value welding quality. You will also understand why welding inspection does not improve welding quality, and why it only has a limited ability to control welding quality, even when it’s done in accordance with industry codes and standards. In other words you will learn why welding inspection is necessary but insufficient for welding quality. The presentation also looks at the role and responsibility of top management, designer, welding engineer, quality engineer, and welding inspector in ensuring welding quality in a real world environment. In short, this presentation will give you the knowledge necessary to make decisions that will design and build in welding quality, and thereby eliminate scrape and rework, increase productivity and reduce costs.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION
If you design, procure, fabricate, inspect, or regulate weldments, then you should care about welding quality. Because the economics are historically clear, one welding mistake can cost millions. Case histories will be given. Therefore this presentation can be of great benefit to regulators, owners, management, engineering, designers, and quality personnel who use, determine, specify, or control welding requirements. The basic principles and truths of welding quality covered in this presentation are applicable to all welding activities in those industries where welding quality is valued.
weldment, welding engineer, welding quality, welding inspector, quality engineer, code, standard, specification.
(3) THE WELDING QUALITY SYSTEM
Description and purpose
Company organization, policy and responsibility
The design function and its role in designing in welding quality
The procurement function and its role in building in welding quality
The receiving function and its role in building in welding quality
The fabrication function and its role in building in welding quality
(4) WELDING, QUALITY AND INSPECTION MISTAKES TO AVOID AND CASE HISTORIES
(5) WELDING QUALITY SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
(6) APPENDIX: WELDING QUALITY COMMENTARY
PRESENTER’S RESUME: Odell McWane
M.S. Welding Engineering
M.S. Materials Engineering
Registered Professional Welding Engineer
Registered Professional Materials Engineer
Mr. McWane is a welding, metallurgical, and materials engineering consultant with more than 40 years of successful hands-on experience in the welding, metallurgical, and materials engineering field. He has held several engineering and teaching positions, plus practical experience as a certified welder.
Mr. McWane also holds a full time credential for teaching in the California Community College system, and has also held certifications as a welder, welding inspector (QC1/CWI), and SNT-TC-1A level II certifications in radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant examination methods.
He is a seasoned veteran who continues to gain valuable diverse industry knowledge and experience for the benefit of his clients. His knowledge and experience are continuing to help clients to successfully achieve their objectives.
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