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    Certification of welding inspectors

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  09-08-2021

    Language(s):  English, French

    Published date:  01-01-2014

    Publisher:  Canadian Standards Association

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    Preface
    1 Scope
    2 Reference publications
    3 Definitions
    4 Administration
    5 Levels and responsibilities
    6 Code of ethics
    7 Competency requirements
    8 Requirements for certification
    9 Certification
    10 Renewal of certification
    Annex A (informative) - Sample course guideline
    Annex B (informative) - Standards covering typical
            product categories
    Annex C (informative) - Visual welding inspection
            report form

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    Overview The effectiveness of welding inspection depends largely on the knowledge and integrity of the individual responsible for carrying out the inspection. There is a need for inspectors with both appropriate knowledge and the capability of exercising responsible judgment. The 6th edition of CSA W178.2 outlines the requirements for eligible welding inspectors to be certified by examination in one of three levels, as well as defining the principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification. Highlights Covers three welding inspection levels and specifies the responsibilities and the basic technical functions associated with each Specifies the requirements for the periodic review of welding inspector certification, including vision tests Includes a code of ethics for the welding inspector, defining principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification Includes knowledge requirements in Annex A that cover welding fundamentals, welding inspection, and welding metallurgy

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    Preface This is the sixth edition of CSA W178.2, Certification of welding inspectors. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2008, 2001, 1996, 1990, and 1982. This Standard provides requirements for those seeking certification as welding inspectors. Individuals may be certified in accordance with this Standard regardless of whether they are employed by an inspection organization. The effectiveness of welding inspection depends largely on the knowledge and integrity of the individual responsible for carrying out the inspection. Thus, there is a need for inspectors with both appropriate knowledge and the capability of exercising responsible judgment. This Standard is not intended to replace an employer\'s final responsibility for the work or a supervisor\'s judgment of an individual\'s suitability to perform a given task. Scope 1.1 This Standard covers the certification of welding inspectors at three certification levels. It specifies the responsibilities and the basic technical functions associated with each level. 1.2 This Standard specifies the requirements for the periodic review of welding inspector certification, including vision tests. 1.3 This Standard, by including a code of ethics for the welding inspector, defines principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification. 1.4 To assist candidates in preparing for examinations, this Standard contains knowledge requirements (see Annex A) covering a) welding fundamentals b) welding inspection c) welding metallurgy It also includes a list of relevant reference publications (see Annex B). 1.5 This Standard does not address safety issues associated with welding. It is the responsibility of the users of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations. Note: CSA W117.2 addresses safety in welding, cutting, and allied processes. 1.6 This Standard does not address the certification of individuals performing non-destructive examinations using radiographic, ultrasonic, eddy current, magnetic particle, or liquid penetrant methods. CAN/CGSB-48.9712/ISO 9712 specifies the requirements for the certification of individuals performing these nondestructive examination methods. 1.7 In this Standard, \"shall\" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; \"should\" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and \"may\" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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    Development Note French Edition issued on 01-07-2014. (08/2014)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Canadian Standards Association
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    CSA Z98 : 2014 PASSENGER ROPEWAYS AND PASSENGER CONVEYORS
    AWS D14.4/D14.4M : 2012 SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN OF WELDED JOINTS IN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
    Z151-17 Concrete pumps and placing booms
    CSA W59.2 : 1991 : R2013 WELDED ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
    AWS D1.1/D1.1M : 2015 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE-STEEL
    CSA B354.7 & B354.8 PACKAGE : 0 CONSISTS OF CAN/CSA-B354.7:17, MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS - SAFETY PRINCIPLES, INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION, AND CAN/CSA-B354.8:17, MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS - OPERATOR (DRIVER) TRAINING
    CSA W59.2 : 1991 : R2008 WELDED ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
    Z150.3-17 Safety code on articulating boom cranes
    CSA W59.2 : 1991(R2008) WELDED ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
    AWS D14.5/D14.5M : 2009 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING OF PRESSES AND PRESS COMPONENTS
    W59-13 Welded steel construction (metal arc welding)
    CSA W59.2 : 1991 WELDED ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
    CSA B354.1 : 2004 : R2016 PORTABLE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA N287.1:14 (R2019) General requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
    ANSI/AWWA D107-16 ERR 1(CSV) COMPOSITE ELEVATED TANKS FOR WATER STORAGE
    N287.5-11 (R2016) Examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
    CSA B354.2 : 2001 : R2013 SELF-PROPELLED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA B354.4 : 2002 : R2013 SELF-PROPELLED BOOM-SUPPORTED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA B354.4 : 2002 : R2007 : FR SELF-PROPELLED BOOM-SUPPORTED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    AWS D1.9/D1.9M : 2015 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - TITANIUM
    CSA B354.1:2004 PORTABLE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA N287.5 :2011 EXAMINATION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCRETE CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    CSA B354.2 : 2001 : R2011 SELF-PROPELLED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA B354.2 : 2001 SELF-PROPELLED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    S157-17/S157.1-17 Strength design in aluminum / Commentary on CSA S157-17, Strength design in aluminum
    CSA B354.1 : 2004 : R2011 PORTABLE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    AWS D14.9/D14.9M : 2013 SPECIFICATION FOR THE WELDING OF HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS
    CSA B354.4:2002 SELF-PROPELLED BOOM-SUPPORTED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA B354.4 : 2002 : R2007 SELF-PROPELLED BOOM-SUPPORTED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    CSA S473 : 2004 STEEL STRUCTURES
    CSA Z662 PACKAGE : 2011 CONSISTS OF Z662-11, OIL AND GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS AND Z662.1-11, COMMENTARY ON CSA Z662-11, OIL AND GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS
    CSA Z662.1 : 2013 COMMENTARY ON CSA Z662-07, OIL AND GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS
    AWS D1.1/D1.1M PORTUGUESE : 2010 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - STEEL
    API 573 : 2013 INSPECTION OF FIRED BOILERS AND HEATERS
    CSA B354.4 : 2002 SELF-PROPELLED BOOM-SUPPORTED ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS
    AWS D14.5 : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING OF PRESSES AND PRESS COMPONENTS
    AWS D1.2/D1.2M : 2014 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - ALUMINUM
    AWS D14.1/D14.1M : 2005 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING OF INDUSTRIAL AND MILL CRANES AND OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
    AWS D1.4/D1.4M : 2011 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - REINFORCING STEEL
    AWS D1.5M/D1.5 : 2015 BRIDGE WELDING CODE
    W178.1-14 Certification of welding inspection organizations
    AWS D1.6 : 1999 ERRATA 1999 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - STAINLESS STEEL
    AWS D14.1 : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING INDUSTRIAL AND MILL CRANES AND OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
    Z276-18 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) - Production, storage, and handling
    CAN/CSA-Z662-15 Oil and gas pipeline systems
    S6-14 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code
    CSA S16S1 : 2005 SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 TO CAN/CSA-S16-01, LIMIT STATES DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
    Z248-17 Code for tower cranes
    CSA S16 : 2014 DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
    BS EN ISO 19902 : 2007 PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - FIXED STEEL OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
    ISO 19902:2007 Petroleum and natural gas industries Fixed steel offshore structures
    CSA Z150 : 2016 SAFETY CODE ON MOBILE CRANES
    I.S. EN ISO 19902:2007 PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - FIXED STEEL OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
    EN ISO 19902:2007/A1:2013 PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - FIXED STEEL OFFSHORE STRUCTURES (ISO 19902:2007/AMD 1:2013)
    UNI EN ISO 19902 : 2013 PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - FIXED STEEL OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ISO 9712:2012 Non-destructive testing Qualification and certification of NDT personnel
    CGSB 48.9712 : 2014 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING - QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
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