Weld traceability provides information on the :
The manufacturer’s file is the main record where this information can be tracked.
The manufacturer’s file is a report generated by the manufacturer and submitted to the welding coordinator company for review and approval, certifying that all components have been constructed, inspected, and tested in accordance with the requirements of applicable standards, design drawings, and specifications.
This report shall include, but not be limited to (if applicable):
□ material test certificates,
□ welder qualifications,
□ Qualified welding procedures and supporting welding procedure qualification record (WPQR),
□ inspection records,
□ nondestructive examination (or test) reports,
□ heat treatment ratios,
□ pressure test certificates,
□ Inspection and Testing Plan,
□ weld cards and weld traceability records,
□ welding consumable certificates,
□ dimensional records,
□ coating records, calibration certificates,
□ legal approvals,
□ certificates of any other tests or inspections required by applicable standards or specifications.
There are minimum quality criteria for equipment classes based on your applicable standards which are:
□ Structural (ex. AWS D1.1 – US);
□ Cranes and lifting devices ex. ASME B30);
□ Pressure Piping (e.g. AS4041 -Australia/NZ);
□ Boilers and Pressure Vessels (e.g., Pressure Equipment Directive – EU);
□ Storage tanks (e.g., API 620).
But this article does not cover those levels of detail. Please refer to your applicable standards.
All work shall be performed in strict accordance with the plans or specifications issued by the Company. Marked-up drawings (e.g.,weld maps) detailing all weld joint locations and weld identification numbers shall be provided by the contractor with corresponding weld traceability records for all welding jobs.
(image 1: Weld mapping – Welding Cloud software)
(image 2: Weld tracking sheet, manufacturer’s file PDF report – Welding Cloud software)
Work performed by the contractor that does not meet the required specifications and/or standards will be repaired and reinspected by the contractor at the contractor’s expense. The decision of the welding coordinator on this matter is final.
(Image 3: Non-conformity management (repair, cutting), welding production monitoring tool – Welding Cloud software)
Visual inspectors, NDTDestructors or specialists shall meet the qualification and experience requirements of the applicable welding standard or specification, or as agreed upon by the welding coordinator.
NDT service providers shall make all records and reports available to the company and the contractor for review and approval.
(image 4: Non-conforming welds and NDR registration number, PDF manufacturer file – Welding Cloud software)
(image 5: Weld, WPS and PQR reference sheets – Welding Cloud software)
(image 6: List of project WPS, PDF manufacturer’s folder – Welding Cloud software)
In all cases, the contractor shall maintain a list of welding personnel and their qualifications. This list must be submitted to the company upon request.
(image 7: Welders list, color scheme for signalling renewals – Welding Cloud software)
Welding consumables must be positively identified in packages or stampings, and lot certificates must be provided.
(image 8: Welding Consumables Certification Association – Welding Cloud software)
(image 9: Welding Consumables Certification Association, PDF manufacturer file – Welding Cloud software)
All Material certificates shall be incorporated into the manufacturer’s file and forwarded to the welding coordinator for review and approval.
(image 10: welding material certificates, PDF manufacturer file – Welding Cloud software)