The compulsory implementation of execution standards in certain fields of activity has strongly reinforced the requirements of the customers which oblige the manufacturers to work with a welding quality system (e.g.: in iso 3834) in which the qualification of the operating modes becomes a crucial element. Therefore, each type of welding gives rise to a welding procedure descriptionWPS) which in turn refers to a preliminary welding procedure qualificationPQR). The main objective of the WPS is therefore to ensure a level of quality. The WPS contains all the information a welder needs to manage a welding job. They are the basis for all quality welds. The technical content of the WPS is determined in detail with standards such as nf en iso 15609-1 and asme section ix. Nevertheless, the procedures vary from company to company and project to project.
In a Descriptif de Mode Opératoire de Soudage, we find the necessary information for the preparation before welding, the settings of the welding machine, and the information on the materials used (filler metal and welded materials).
WPS is also possible to take an old welding procedure qualification already obtained and adapt it.
The welding manager, qualified welder, inspector and controller are the people who will be affected by the WPS.
The WPS is mandatory if a company wants to validate a welding procedure qualificationPQR) and also to qualify a welder. The welder will have to know how to interpret a Descriptif de Mode Opératoire de Soudage and also respect the instructions to carry out the weld(s) in accordance with the WPS.
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Simply put, SIRFULL™ Welding makes it easy, fast and reliable to create and track Welding Procedure Descriptions.
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To go further
→ How to integrate PQR, WPQR (Welder Qualifications, Welding Operators), WPS manually at project startup?
→ Writing a WPS from a reference PQR (with Welding Cloud).