09 November 2021
Q&A Webinar on Welding Standards
The qualification of welding procedures and personnel, typically via welding and testing, is essential to ensure that welded products meet the desired requirements and properties. Welding qualifications of structural or safety-critical components are normally carried out to national or international standards, such as the ISO 15614 series, ISO 9606 series and Section IX of the ASME B&PV Code.
To quote the latter: codes and standards are not handbooks and “cannot replace education, experience, and the use of engineering judgement”. So, the application of such standards requires a degree of interpretation and may raise difficult questions. Marcello Consonni (TWI’s Consultant Welding Engineer and member of national and international committees on welding qualifications) and Andy Brightmore (TWI’s Welding Software Development Manager) will be at hand to answer them.
This webinar is relevant to welding engineers, welding inspectors, auditors and users of welding codes and standards in general.
You will also be able to submit questions during the webinar. We will aim to answer as many as we can.
Principal Project Leader – Arcs Welding
Marcello joined TWI in 2006, working in the Fracture Integrity and Arc Welding sections, after a four-year experience as a metallurgist/welding engineer with a pressure vessel manufacturer. Marcello holds a MEng in Materials Engineering from Politecnico in Milan. He specialises in welding engineering consultancy, support with the application of welding codes and standards and welding of high-temperature materials. He has published over ten peer-reviewed publications and conference papers and actively participates in many national and international codes and standards committees, including those covering the ISO 15614 and ISO 9606 series, ASME BPVC Section and Afcen committees.
Software Business Development Manager