Session Detail

Visual inspection for AWS Structural and ASME Pressure Vessel Welder Qualification Testing

This session will discuss weld defects, code criteria and address the use of weld inspection gauges to assess weld quality. We will also take an in depth look at AWS Structural Code and ASME Pressure Vessel Code fillet and groove welder qualification testing and the equipment needed.


The Agenda is as follows:

A quick review of the AWS D1.1 Tack Welder and AWS D9.1 Fillet Welder tests.
A discussion of the AWS Structural Code and ASME Pressure Vessel Code, fillet weld break test and acid macro-etch test for welder certification. (list the equipment needed)
An overview of AWS and ASME V-Groove welder testing, open root and with backing, and the equipment needed. (Phase 3 of the training will demo these welds once the teachers have the equipment.)
An in-depth look at weld defects and how to recognize and assess them using inspection tools.
How to fill out the paperwork required to certify and track students qualifications on the website.

Important Session Information:

If you did not participate in the Basic Welding Session in August, you are not eligible to register for this session. Please contact Terry Arndt at for any questions.  

Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, October 29, 2020
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(4) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Terry Arndt
Rich Dupue
Date Time Location
10/28/2020 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212