Welding Inspection is used to test or assure the quality of welds, and secondarily to confirm the presence, location and coverage of welds. Because these welded connections may encounter loads and fatigue during product lifetime, there is a chance they may fail if not created to the proper quality or specification.
Methods of Welding Inspection and Testing are used to assure the quality and correctness of the weld after it is completed. This term generally refers to testing and analysis focused on the quality and strength of the weld, but may also refer to technological actions to check for the presence, position and extent of welds.
Visual Welding Inspection
These are divided into destructive and non-destructive methods. Welding Inspection is classed as non-destructive and mainly includes Visual Scanning and Visual Examination. Visual Scanning is a quick look to check the presence and aesthetics of the weld. Visual Examination is a more in depth look at an area of weld, checking for surface imperfections like :
- Lack of Fusion or Incomplete Penetration
- Shrinkage Grooves - Root Cavity
- Excess Penetration
- Linear Misalignment
- Overlap - Overroll
- Toe Shape
- Surface Pores - Porosity
- Weld Size
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