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Understanding Weld Cracking

Cracks are fracture-type discontinuities. They can be readily identified by their sharp tips and their high ratio of length and width to the displacement of the opening.

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Inspection + Testing at Washtenaw Community College

Established in 1966 and located in one of the most educated cities in the country, Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor is considered to be the number one community college in Michigan. 

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Weld Repair of High Energy Steam Piping

In recent years, the power industry has experienced several significant failures in High Energy Steam Piping (HEP) systems from cracking in girth welds and the “crotch area” of tee sections made of P91 creep strength-enhanced ferritic (CSEF) chrome-moly alloy.

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Why Pursue a SCWI Credential?

Achieving AWS’s Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential is quite an accomplishment. It is the culmination of years of experience, hours of studying, and intense examination. Successfully achieving that goal is worthy of a moment of praise and respite.

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News Bulletin

News Bulletin May 2024

View the latest news in the welding inspection industry.

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The Answer Is

Q: I need some direction on preheat. I’ve been tasked with a repair job on a 12-in. diameter bar fabricated from high-strength, low-alloy steel.

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