Third-Party Inspection for Valve

The Third-Party Inspection for Valve article provides a sample valve inspection and testing procedure in the manufacturing shop. It is particularly suitable for inspecting gates, Globe, Ball, and Check Valves. This article should be reviewed with valve inspection and...

Common WPS Issues

A successful welding management program is based on well-written welding procedure specifications (WPS). It is the main reason the quality welds are made along with production rates.  Surprisingly enough, many fabrication shops do not have written WPSs or, even...

General Visual Inspection of Welds

Visual inspection is probably the most unappreciated and often abused method of welding inspection.  Because of its simplicity and the absence of sophisticated equipment, the potential of this method of examination is often underestimated.   However,...