CSA 178.2 PDF

Products CSA W In order to get certified all Welding Inspectors are trained in the theory and application of visual inspection with respect to welded assemblies and must pass both a CWB Group practical and theoretical exam. To be eligible for certification as a Level 1 welding inspector, candidates must meet the requirements in either a or b below: Obtained at least one year of experience in one or more of the following areas; layout and fitting; manual, semi-automatic, or automatic welding; welding inspection; weld testing; and welding instruction; Successfully completed recognized courses in the fundamentals, principles and practices of welding and quality control and inspection of welding, with a large portion of the training based on practical applications. Obtained at least six months of experience in one or more of the areas specified in a and successfully completed recognized courses in the fundamental principles and practices of welding, quality control, and welding inspection. For certification as a Level 2 welding inspector, candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a certified Level 1 welding inspector performing welding inspection under qualified supervision.

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It specifies the responsibilities and the basic technical functions associated with each level. This Standard specifies the requirements for the periodic review of welding inspector certification, including vision tests. This Standard, by including a code of ethics for the welding inspector, defines principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification. To assist candidates in preparing for examinations, this Standard contains knowledge requirements see Annex A covering a welding fundamentals; c welding metallurgy.

This Standard also includes a list of relevant reference publications see Annex B. This Standard does not address safety issues associated with welding. It is the responsibility of the users of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations. Note: CSA W This Standard does not address the certification of individuals performing non-destructive examinations using radiographic, ultrasonic, eddy current, magnetic particle, or liquid penetrant methods.

This standard is not intended to specify the qualifications or supervision required to perform inspection work. Inspector competencies are provided only to aid in establishing training, experience, and testing objectives for each level. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative mandatory or informative non-mandatory to define their application.


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