Welding is a highly specialized discipline that requires expertise, skill, and training. While it is an integral part of many construction and fabrication processes, weld errors can cause severe damage to materials, resulting in loss of strength and durability, or even structural failures. Our weld testing services help ensure your products and processes are fit for purpose.
Element combines non-destructive testing, destructive testing, procedure qualifications, and safety reviews to ensure that your welds and welding processes are safe, efficient, and reliable.
Our team of experts includes Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), Certified Welding Engineers (CWEng), and industry-dedicated technical staff to assist with projects across sectors and applications.
Element’s weld test methods
We leverage our global platform of laboratories to help review your current processes, protocols, and safety systems to provide feedback on what is working well, and how to make improvements for a more efficient and accurate program.
In addition to consulting on procedures and designing test protocols, Element provides both destructive and non-destructive weld testing. For more information about our weld testing methods, contact an expert today.
Our Weld Testing Services
Element's mechanical tests show whether a material or part is suitable for its intended mechanical applications.
Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a material, parts, products, welds, or systems without materially affecting the integrity of the items being tested.
Weld Procedure/Welder Qualification & Certification
Element provides WPQ, WPQR, WPS, and WQC services to help you achieve welder qualifications and certifications as per requested codes and standards.
Welding Inspection & Monitoring
Element offers CSWIP, PCN and CWI welding specialists' expertise to provide a comprehensive range of welding inspection and monitoring services.
Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent future failures in service.
Find out about Element's range of metallurgical testing services, including microscopy, corrosion evaluation, hardness and on-site services.
NDT Field Services
When employed at critical stages of the manufacturing or fabrication process, our non destructive evaluation technicians work in the field to optimize production and ensure the quality of your finished product.
Welding Fume Monitoring
Our team of Occupational Hygienists can undertake a comprehensive range of monitoring and assessment services, including undertaking welding fume exposure monitoring of fumes and gases.
Standards we test to
Element evaluates welds using various industry standards, including:
American Petroleum Institute
API 1104, API 5L, API 6A
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME Section II (Part A & B), ASME Section V, ASME Section VIII, ASME Section IX
American Welding Society
AWS B2.1, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D1.3, AWS D1.4, AWS D1.5, AWS D1.6, AWS D9.1, AWS D10.9, AWS D14.1, AWS D14.3, AWS D14.4, AWS D14.6, AWS D15.1, AWS D17.1
International Organization for Standardization
ISO 4136, ISO 5173, ISO 5178, ISO 5817, ISO 9015, ISO 9016, ISO 9017, ISO 9606, ISO 15614, ISO 15620, ISO 15653, ISO 17637, ISO 17639, ISO 17660
Military and Defense Standards
MIL-STD- 248D, MIL-STD-1595A
NAVSEA T9074, NAVSEA S9074
Boeing BAC 5962D PSD 6-27, Boeing DPS 10.305
GE Aviation P8TF3, GE Electron Beam Welding GSSE-011C, GE M50T1A, GE S-SPEC-1075, GE P3C-AG68, GE P8G-AG14
Pratt & Whitney Canada CPW 24, Pratt & Whitney MCLM E-28, Pratt & Whitney MCLM J-37, Pratt & Whitney VIS-109G
Rolls-Royce EPS 14530, Rolls Royce EIS 1200AC
Safran Snecma DMF 90000-01, Snecma DMP 43-001
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