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Visual inspection of a newly erected steel building.

As a CWB certified inspection organization under standard CSA W178.1, we can provide skilled visual inspectors certified to CSA W178.2 Level 1, 2, and 3 who are qualified to meet your needs.

Whether your project is a quick weld verification, or an in-depth verification of structural steel during fabrication or erection, we can help.

We can:

  • Visually inspect product weld quality and overall workmanship
  • Review drawings and specifications
  • Develop or review welding procedures and verify adequate equipment
  • Witness welder qualification testing
  • Ensure qualified fabrication personnel are used and that fabrication procedures are followed correctly
  • Verify material test reports and proper flow of materials
  • Confirm that “as built” dimensions match drawings and document variances
  • Examine bolting installation and perform torque testing
  • Determine extent of nondestructive testing required
  • Perform/oversee nondestructive testing and verify results
  • Perform/oversee coating inspections and verify results
  • Observe product shipping and receiving operations
  • Conduct inspections both in the fabricator’s shop and at erection site
  • Audit fabricator’s quality control department
gaging weld size - John Blundon

Gauging a weld size.

The final inspection and test plan, as well as all test results, are reviewed by a professional engineer certified to CWB W178.2 Level 3 for Visual Inspection.

Applicable Standards:

  • ASME B&PV
  • ASME B31
  • API 650
  • API 653
  • AWS D1.1
  • CSA S16
  • CSA W59

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