As we saw in our previous article, the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) is the body in charge of registering companies that provide welding services for steel structures, periodically reviewing welding and related processes: from the conception of the project to the development and execution of the procedures. This article will learn more about the W47.1 certification for structural welding belonging to the Canadian Bureau of Welding.
CWB CSA W47.1 Steel Fusion Welding Company Certification
The objective of the CWB CSA W47.1 certification is the supervision and optimization of the quality standards of the welding work, in addition to ensuring the conformity of the technical designs, the specifications of the clients and companies in general, providing a high-level quality in the final product and compliance with the corresponding security measures.
The Canadian Standards Association establishes different criteria for CSA W47.1 certification. Depending on the type of work to be performed, a company can obtain accreditation for steel fusion welding in any of its three divisions:
– Division 1: In this case, the company must employ a full-time registered professional engineer responsible for the welding-related activities specified by the company.
– Division 2: In this case, the company must employ part-time a registered professional engineer responsible for the welding-related activities specified by the company.
– Division 3: In this case, the company is not required to have a registered professional engineer, either employed or contracted.
Process of certification
Companies wishing to be certified under this standard must qualify their welding supervisors and engineers, submit the company’s welding procedures for review and approval, and qualify their welding personnel (whether they are welders or operators).
To obtain the CSA W47.1 certification, companies must complete the following steps:
1. Provide the documentation of the company.
2. Qualify welding supervisors.
3. Qualify professional engineers.
4. Present the welding procedures of the company for approval.
5. Qualify the welders.
6. Review and recommendation for certification.
Qualification of manufacturers and fitters
Manufacturers and assemblers responsible for welding structures fabricated under this standard shall be certified by the Canadian Bureau of Welding to the requirements of CSA W47.1 (Division 1 or Division 2), CSA W55.3, or both, as applicable. Some work may be delegated to a Division 3 builder or assembler; however, the Division 1 or Division 2 fabricator or assembler will remain responsible for the commissioned work.
Aggressive Tube Bending
It is essential to highlight that Aggressive Tube Bending works with this type of certifications, which guarantees that its welding procedures follow different quality standards, besides ensuring the conformity of technical designs and customer specifications, thus providing a high level of quality in the final product and compliance with the corresponding security measures.
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