In this article, Mathilde Naumer and Vincent Saling, in charge of the Welding line at Sirfull, a company specializing in industrial software, share their vision of these welding quality requirements, which they divide into 4 main stages.
Mathilde Naumer explains that “the welding management software allows us to automate and centralize the management of qualifications, and in particular the management of qualification renewals.”
Vincent Saling adds that “by indicating the types of welding to be done on a project, the software will automatically indicate whether the welding can be done, and what qualifications the company has to do it.
Mathilde Naumer insists on the importance of ‘digitizing’ management at this level too, “The welding software can gather all this information in order to make it readable for the welding workshop manager, allowing him to ensure the good management of his sector, to follow the quality and to ensure traceability. In the most specialized sectors, the reference standard for traceability of welding quality is EN ISO 3834.
Non-destructive testing does not alter the weld, and is therefore performed by neutral means such as: visually, by radiography or radioscopy, sound, etc.
Vincent Saling insists on the time it takes to compile this type of file: “The information must be gathered, the documents collected in the archives across several departments. Then the company has to compile the production information, possible repairs, anomalies etc. The digitization of a deliverable is not only a time saver for the welding coordinator or the business manager, but above all a real asset in terms of confidence towards the client.
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