Welding Training services for oil and gas and Co

Welding Training services for oil and gas and Co

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CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector

CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector (Mandarin)

CSWIP 3.0 Plus – Visual Welding Inspector with Practical Module

CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector

CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector (Mandarin)

CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector

CSWIP 3.1 – Welding Inspector PLUS Theory Pre-course eLearning Package

CSWIP 3.2 – Senior Welding Inspector PLUS Theory Pre-course eLearning


Suitable for: Inspection engineers and supervisory staff. The course is ideal for inspectors requiring preparation for the CSWIP examinations – Welding Inspector. Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds Course (CSWIP 3.0) to prepare for this course.

Course Content:The duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector; fusion welding processes; typical weld defects; types of steel; carbon-manganese, low alloy and stainless steels; hardening of steels; weldability; heat treatment; parent metal defects; visual inspection; testing parent metals and welds; destructive tests; NDT techniques; welder and procedure approval; codes and standards; outline of safe working practices; practice in examination questions; continuous and end-of-course assessment. In addition, candidates meeting the CSWIP requirements for eligibility complete the relevant CSWIP examination on day 5. In addition, candidates can purchase TWI’s online CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector Pre-Learning package which prepares them for the course.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:

To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels.
To recognize characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control.
To interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met.
To set up and report on the inspection of welds, macro sections and other mechanical tests.
To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognize the effects on weld quality of departure from the specification.
To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector – Level 2 examinations

Additional Information: CSWIP Welding Inspector examination – All candidates must attend a CSWIP approved course of training prior to examination. Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-6-92. All CSWIP documents are available at www.cswip.com.



Welding Inspector for a minimum of 3 years with experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92, under qualified supervision, independently verified or;
Certified Visual Welding Inspector (Level 1) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 or;
Welding Instructor or Welding Foreman/Supervisor for a minimum of 5 years.

In addition to all the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 available at www.cswip.com

Experience will need to be verified by either your previous/present employer/company.



Career Progression:

CSWIP 3.2 – Senior Welding Inspector – Level 3
Radiographic Interpretation (RI) of Welds
BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspector – Grade 2
BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspector – Grade 1
BGAS-CSWIP Site Coatings Inspector
CSWIP Certification of Personnel Reviewing Welding Procedures to ASME IX
EWF/IIW Diploma – Specialist Level

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