API 577 Welding inspection and metallurgy training course

TUV / IICS 3.1 CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR / API 577 WELDING INSPECTION & METALLURGY

Introduction 

ARE YOUR INSPECTORS / ENGINEERS PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE RISING DEMAND IN QUALITY DURING PROJECT PREPARATION, EXECUTION & POST FABRICATION STAGE?

Certified Welding Inspectors play a vital role in the fabrication industry. Their responsibilities have a direct bearing on final product quality and thus public safety.

By adhering to specifications and following an inspection plan, they are VITAL in helping the industry to avoid repairing and costly project delays.

PRACTICAL APPROACH Which Fulfils Industry Requirements on Welding Engineering & Inspection.

  • Approximately 90% of vessels, boilers, storage tanks & piping projects in the Middle East & South East Asia are based on American design, fabrication & inspection approach such as API, ASME & AWS codes & standards.
  • Designed to equip inspectors & QC personnel with the required knowledge & expertise of welding processes & metallurgy, inspection & testing, and certification of procedures, welders & welding operators according to those international codes & standards.

Who should attend?

  • Highly recommended for Inspectors, QA/QC personnel, Welding Engineers, Metallurgists, Project Engineers & technicians, API510, 570, 653 inspectors and other professionals from industry such as petro & oleochemical, chemical, construction & others
  • Suitable also for school leavers and candidates with less or minimal experience in the field of welding technology.

Learning objectives

The course provides participants with the knowledge in:

  • Welding techniques, welding positions, welding consumables, weld preparation, and welding drawing requirements
  • Basics of welding metallurgy
  • Usage of welding inspection and measuring devices
  • Visual inspection of welded constructions and correctly identify and evaluate welding imperfection as per acceptance level associated with pre-production, fabrication, and post-fabrication
  • Usage of various specifications, codes, and standards
  • Evaluation of welder’s certificates and welding procedure specifications acc. to ASME IX
  • Evaluate the preparation of test pieces for destructive tests and verify their compliance with applicable specifications
  • Various parent materials and welding consumable (acc. to ASME)
  • Reviewing NDT reports on welding work; ensuring that NDT personnel are properly qualified and that certification is relevant and valid for the testing performed
  • Interpreting drawings and specifications, having an understanding of weld symbols 

Course benefits

This course also prepares delegates for DOUBLE certification exams:

  • TUV / IICS 3.1 CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION
  • API 577 WELDING INSPECTION & METALLURGY

Course outline

Time  Activities 
Day 1
  • CHAPTER A1: History of Welding
    • History of welding
    • History of Metal-Arc-Welding
  • CHAPTER A2: Welding Inspection & The Welding Inspector
    • Specific duties and responsibilities
  • CHAPTER A3: Welding and Inspection Safety Practice
  • CHAPTER A4: Welding Terminology
    • Types of joint
    • Types of weld
    • Types of joint preparation
    • Weld zone terms
    • Weld positions
Day 2
  • CHAPTER A5: Codes and Standards
    • American Standards
    • European Standards
  • CHAPTER A6: Joining Processes - Basics & Principles of Arc Welding
    • Manual Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    • Submerged Arc Welding (GTAW)
    • Other Arc Welding Processes
  • CHAPTER A7: Welding Consumables
    • According to ASME IX and AWS
Day 3
  • CHAPTER A8: API 577 – Content and definitions
  • CHAPTER A9: Basic Welding Metallurgy & Thermal Consideration
  • CHAPTER A10: Weldability of Carbon Steel
    • Steel
    • Heat affect of hydrogen in steel (HAZ)
    • The effect of hydrogen in steel
    • Preheat, its application and control
    • Interpass temperature
  • CHAPTER A11: Main Welding Discontinuities
    • Causes & Inspection
Day 4
  • CHAPTER A12: Filet Weld Sizes acc. to ASME VIII
  • CHAPTER A13: Visual Inspection Macro / Plate
    • Theory & Practical exercises
  • CHAPTER A14: Welding Procedures & Welder Qualifications acc. to ASME IX
    • How to interpret and check a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
    • How to interpret and check a Welding Qualification Certificate?
Day 5
  • CHAPTER A15: Introduction in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT); NDT in the ASME code
    • Radiographic Testing
    • Dye Penetrant Testing
    • Magnetic Particle Testing
    • Ultrasonic Testing
    • Visual testing
    • Other NDT methods
Day 6
  • CHAPTER A16: Destructive Testing
    • Tensile testing
    • Bend Testing
    • Impact Testing
  • CHAPTER A17: Basics of Pre-heating & Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • CHAPTER A18: Weld Joint Geometry and Welding & NDT Symbols acc. to AWS
    • How to read a production drawing?
  • CHAPTER A19: Visual Inspection—Pipe (Practical)
Day 7
  • CHAPTER A20: Basics of Quality Assurance during Welding Projects
  • CHAPTER A21: Material Inspection
  • CHAPTER A22: Pressure & Leak Testing
  • CHAPTER A23: Hot Tapping
  • CHAPTER A24: API 577 exam and Recap

What's included?

Organizational information

  • More information about International Inspector Certification Scheme (IICS), www.international-inspector-certification.com
  • Daily schedule: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (Workshop)
  • Delegates should bring the following items to the class
    • Calculator
    • Lots of Questions
    • A “CAN-DO” Attitude
    • ASME V (2019, Article 2, Art. 6, Art. 7, Art. 9, Art. 10)
    • API 577 (2nd Edition, Dec 2013)
    • Other documents (i.e. standards), as appropriate
  • Delegates should note that there are evening works during the course
  • The minimum number of delegates for this course is 4 and the maximum is 20. If the students are less than 4, the course will be postponed.
  • The participants should have the capability to use their own PC, laptop notebook, or suitable mobile devices to access the LMS.
  • This course is run in collaboration with IDC Training House SDN BHD and Plant Technology (Malaysia)

Last modified: Saturday, 30 January 2021, 1:52 PM