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The Role of the CWI or SCWI in Fracture Critical Applications

Fracture critical materials, welds, and applications; related special testing; and personnel qualification and certification are discussed.

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Inspection Trends February 2023 Editorial

Welcome to a new year of Inspection Trends. If you are reading this on paper, you’ve realized Inspection Trends is now published as part of the Welding Journal. Facing the increasing costs of mailing, printing, and paper because of worldwide supply shortages, we’ve decided not to keep printing Inspection Trends as a stand-alone magazine. 

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Calvin E. Pepper Earns the CWI Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alternating Current Field Measurement Inspection of Storage Tanks

How the Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) technology can improve tank inspection efficiency

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The Answer Is - February 2023

I’ve been studying in preparation for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector examination, and I am struggling with the code.

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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control

The differences and similarities between these two terms are explained

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