Element’s welding inspection and monitoring services ensure your welding meet required quality standards, leading to reduced failure rates and extending the potential operating life of components. Our welding specialists hold internationally recognized qualifications including the Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection (CSWIP), Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) and Certified Welding Inspection (CWI). 

Element combines a global team of trained and certified inspectors with high-tech equipment to provide a complete range of third-party, independent weld procedure and weld engineering services for the Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Power Generation, Construction, and Primary Metals industry sectors.

With the Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection (CSWIP) and Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) , our Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), Certified Welding Engineers (CWEng) and International Welding Engineers (IWE) have in-depth knowledge and experience of manufacturing processes in all aspects of welding requirements to support your welding projects and staff. 

Our CSWIP inspectors are qualified to 3.1 Welding Inspector and 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector levels with expertise involving ferrous and nonferrous materials. 

Our approach to weld inspection and monitoring 

It is vital to detect any problems with welds before they escalate or soon after they occur so they can be corrected as quickly as possible. Element's CSWIP, PCN and CWP inspectors can evaluate the quality of welds at every step of the fabrication process prior to, during and after welding. 

Following the authorization of the Preliminary or Proposed Weld Procedure Specification (pWPS) and the sourcing of the material and consumables, our CSWIP and PCN inspectors use calibrated equipment and data logging machines to confirm the joint configuration, set-up, temperatures and record all essential welding data of the new welding procedure. 

Our CSWIP, PCN and CWI services 

  • Welding supervision
  • Visual inspections
  • Monitoring and approval of welding procedure specification
  • Welding process auditing and improvement services
  • Verification of welding equipment, documentation, and reports 
  • Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR)
  • Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
  • Non-destructive testing 

Third party witnessing

Element has forged strong working relationships with Certifying Authorities specializing in the oil, gas and marine industries, who recognize our strengths as a test laboratory with welding services and certification capabilities. If required, Element can organize witnessing on behalf of our customers.

For more information about how we perform welding inspection and monitoring , or to request a quote, contact us today. 

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Comprehensive Non Destructive Testing Services

Element offers a complete range of NDT capabilities along with unparalleled expertise and worldwide capacity. Element’s NDT services can be provided both in the laboratory and at virtually any customer site across the US, UK, and Europe.


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