Upfront Welding Inspection Considerations

Welding inspection involves much more than simply checking the accuracy of welds after they are made. Inspectors must know codes, standards, materials, and other fabricating processes. Welding inspection is not something to be taken lightly. Lives can depend on the...

A Welding Inspector’s Tools of the Trade

Weld inspectors, especially those new to the trade, put a lot of emphasis on the equipment needed to do the job: flashlight, mirror, high-low gauge, pit gauge, bridge camera, and a borescope. However, this isn’t the entire toolkit. A welding inspector must also know...

Third-Party Inspection for Storage Tank

The Third-Party Inspection for Storage Tank article gives an example methodology for Storage Tank review and testing in the shop and the field. In addition, you may review previous articles on storage tank inspection and test plans. This article directs every...

The most abused NDT?

Visual inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) weld quality testing process where a weld is examined to determine surface discontinuities. It is the most common method of weld quality testing and the most abused form of NDT by any stretch of the...