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1st February 2018 - - 0 comments
Blog - Welders at Ease

 

Hi everyone and welcome back to this week's blog post! Today's topic is one which I asked for a little input from Code A Weld's team of Inspectors, so keep reading as you may see some familiar faces.

 

 

25th January 2018 - - 0 comments
Blog - Meet Lee Rowlands, our Laboratory & N.D.T. General Manager

 

Hi everyone and welcome to the blog's latest Staff Profile. This week, read all about Lee 'Muscles' Rowlands, Code A Weld's Laboratory and N.D.T General Manager...

17th January 2018 - - 1 comments
Blog - Welding Meets Art

Hello readers! This week I have a more photo heavy blog to share with you all, so I hope you enjoy!

Whilst at work recently, I was browsing through some older posts on the Code A Weld Facebook page and going quite a while back, I found several posts sharing welding art (who knew?)! Being somebody who is a little more creative, I have to say I really enjoyed seeing the more artistic side to welding after being so used to focusing on the industrial way in which we generally view this.

11th January 2018 - - 0 comments
Blog - Code A Weld's New Year's Resolutions

Hi everyone and welcome back to this week’s blog. Ok, so hands up if you have already decided on your New Year’s Resolutions? If your hand is firmly in the air, then you are doing much better than me! I must admit this is the one tradition I tend to ignore. I think it’s the fact that most people’s traditions tend to be completely unoriginal, opting for the usual: get fit, eat less chocolate, drink less alcohol, etc etc, blah blah blah…

 

4th January 2018 - - 0 comments
Blog - Code A Weld - Xmas Party

Hello readers and welcome back to my blog and the first of 2018! I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year and are gently easing yourselves back to work; I know I am!

If you are anything like me, over the last week or so you have most likely gone through the following stages...

21st December 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Adam Gould goes to Berlin

 

Hello everyone and welcome back to this week's blog. This is my final post before Christmas and in fact, all of 2017 (desperately trying to contain my excitement!!) so, I hope it's a good one.

This week I want to fill you all in on Adam Gould's trip to Berlin where he represented the U.K. on behalf of the BSI Committee...  

 

 

14th December 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Meet Nicky Jones, our Group Quality Manager

 

Hello and welcome back to this blog's second staff profile. This week I have been quizzing Code A Weld's Group Quality Manager, Mrs Nicky Jones - not to be confused with a Mr... read on to find out why!

7th December 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Christmas at Code A Weld

So now that we are officially in December and we are all fully in the swing of opening our advent calendars, I think even the scrooges out there will agree it is now completely acceptable for me to dedicate an entire blog to Christmas at Code A Weld! 

30th November 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Office Move Party

With winter well and truly here and dare I say it the start of Christmas, there is definitely an air of excitement here in the brand-new Code A Weld office. With Christmas tunes starting to become more regular on the radio and our secret Santa's chosen (Shh! It's a secret!), a big priority is of course the Code A Weld Christmas tree.

23rd November 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - The SkillWeld Final 2017

 

So you may have seen on social media recently that the SkillWeld Finals 2017 have just taken place, with Code A Weld's Senior Inspector, Clive Slocombe being on the judging panel. The finals are a three-day event in collaboration with Air Products, and is a chance for the young, avid, apprentice welder to show off their skills with their fellow peers.

 

15th November 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Meet Dan Perry, our N.D.T. Manager

Hello everyone and welcome to the first official staff profile, which will be a regular feature on the blog! Here, you will get to learn a little more about the names and faces which some of you will already recognise.

First up we have Dan Perry who is our N.D.T Manager...

9th November 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Code A Weld has moved!

 

This week I have some very exciting news to share... Code A Weld has moved both its laboratory and offices! So, look forward to lots of progress pictures in this blog post.
The office move has been in the planning since July with Clive Slocombe heading up the project. You didn't hear this from me, but I do believe he may have grown a few more grey hairs in the process! 

2nd November 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Meet Neil, Our New CSWIP Welding Examiner

 

 

This week I am very excited to share my blog with one of our Inspectors, Neil Hitchens. I am delighted to say he is treating us to an exclusive insight into his recent examination day to obtain his CSWIP Welder Examiner qualification.

26th October 2017 - - 0 comments
Blog - Welding World Awards

So, for those of you who follow us on social media, you may have seen some very exciting posts recently! If not, firstly, where have you been?? And, secondly, Code A Weld has been nominated for an award!! How very exciting, didn't I say this weeks' blog was not to be missed? 

18th October 2017 - Rachael - 0 comments
Blog - About Code A Weld

Hello again!

Before I get into sharing the weekly goings on at Code A Weld, I wanted to write a little post about what we, as a company, have to offer...

 

 

12th October 2017 - Rachael - 0 comments
Blog - Welcome to Code A Weld

Hello everyone and welcome to the first official Code A Weld Blog. What you can find here is a more personal view of this professional business, giving you the inside scoop on a weekly basis written by myself and with the input of my colleagues and even the Managing Director at times! 

16th August 2017 - Admin - 0 comments

The UK's new £3bn aircraft carrier has docked in its home port.

HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth Harbour for the first time at about 07:10 BST following extensive preparations at the naval base.

14th August 2017 - Admin - 0 comments

Steel company Tata has formally announced it is to separate its UK pension scheme from the business. It could mean a potential merger between the Indian-owned firm and the German steel producer ThyssenKrupp is more likely to move forward. The £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) has been a significant barrier to any agreement.

28th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments

We were delighted to receive some feedback from Simon at Modulift earlier this week.

19th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
We are recruiting for a UT Technician, send your CV's to lab@codeaweld.com

We are recruiting for a UT Technician, send your CV's to lab@codeaweld.com

 

 

18th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
June 2017 Turnaround Times

We are delighted to showcase our Laboratory turnaround for June. Can your supplier compete with these turnarounds? Why not call us to find out how we can help you.

17th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments

HS2 reveals winners of building contracts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40627464

12th July 2017 - - 0 comments
Skillweld Semi Final

Today we are at Central Sussex College for another regional semi final of Skillweld.

Good luck to all participants.

 

12th July 2017 - - 1 comments
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT CSCS CARDS FOR WELDERS

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Cards

 

12th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
BS EN ISO 15614-1: 2017

BS EN ISO 15614-1: 2017

11th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
New Book-keeping Apprentice Vacancy

New Book-keeping Apprentice Vacancy

10th July 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
Breaking News

BS EN ISO 15614-1 : 2017 is now a current standard superseding BS EN ISO 15614-1 : 2004 +A2 : 2012.

27th June 2017 - Admin - 0 comments

We require a Full-Time Administrator to join our team.

20th June 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
Signwriting Complete

We were delighted to get our new Golf and Fiesta back with the signwriting complete.

Freestyle Designs in Bath have done a fantastic job

 

18th June 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
Skillweld Winner

Our congratulations go to William Bates, the winner of Wednesday's Skillweld Semi Final held at Doosan Babcock, pictured here with Chris Porter of Air Products

12th June 2017 - Admin - 0 comments
Code A Weld and TWI Certification Ltd join up welder approval testing and certification to support the industry

Code A Weld is pleased to announce that a Licence Agreement has been signed with TWI Certification Ltd.

22nd December 2016 - - 0 comments
Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours:

Code A Weld would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

16th November 2016 - - 0 comments

The final round of WorldSkills UK Skills Competition will be held this weekend in Birmingham.

Clive Slocombe, senior inspector at Code A Weld, will be judging the final round of  SkillWeld 2016, the welding competition which is also part of the main Skills Competition event. He has been one of the judges throughout the prestigious welding event.

11th November 2016 - - 0 comments

Some recent good news in the manufacturing industry as reports state that the growth in the sector beats forecast, for the full story click here

4th November 2016 - - 0 comments

With the news on the development of Hinkley C, there are, however, concerns regarding the safety of the nations existing nuclear power stations, for the full story please click here


14th October 2016 - - 0 comments

Britain's biggest military project since the Second World War will cost in the region of £41bn.

The start of this project recently will see the already 2600 strong workforce increase to over 7000 when the project hits full swing in the mid 2020's.

It is anticipated that 85% of the supply chain for this project will be from British companies.

For the full story, please click here

11th October 2016 - - 0 comments
September Laboratory Turn Around Times

We are pleased to share how our Laboratory performed in September...



27th September 2016 - - 0 comments
SkillWeld 2016 / WorldSkills UK Competitions Tickets Now Available

SkillWeld 2016 / WorldSkills UK Competitions inspire apprentices and young people to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills excellence to raise productivity.




23rd September 2016 - - 0 comments
EDF Energy Meeting

Code A Weld was invited to attend a conference at EDF Barnwood yesterday for the launch of the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Supplier Quality Requirements Manual. Our Head of Inspection Adam Gould attended the event and came back impressed with what he heard.



15th September 2016 - - 0 comments

The UK has approved the nuclear plant deal...full details are found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37369786

14th September 2016 - - 0 comments
More Fantastic Customer Feedback

We are pleased to add this recent feedback to our fantastic collection received from our Customers.





15th August 2016 - - 0 comments

Edf Energy drive forward with Hinkley development plans.

Click here for the latest info:

http://www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk/edfs-board-of-directors-approves-the-final-investment-decision-for-hpc/


26th July 2016 - - 0 comments
Code A Weld YouTube Channel

Have you checked out our Code A Weld YouTube Channel? It gives you an insight in to the UK's leading weld testing company.


8th June 2016 - - 0 comments
Code A Weld Presents At Lloyd's Register Welding Certification Seminar

Code A Weld staff Lee Rowlands, Adam Gould and Clive Slocombe were invited to make a presentation at a Lloyd’s Register Welding Certification Seminar last week in Leeds.




3rd May 2016 - Eliza Punshi - 0 comments
How Did We Do In April?

We are one of the fastest at what we do. We aim to deliver most results within a period of 3-5 working days. See how we did in April.




21st April 2016 - - 0 comments

Code A Weld has been reviewing the way it works and it has become increasingly clear to us that we need an office-based welding inspector to carry out the role of an Office Manager. This will enable us to provide you, our valued customer, with the support you deserve.

21st April 2016 - - 0 comments

We're offering welding qualifications to BS 4872 for as little as £49. Want to avail this offer? Call 01761 410410 today.

6th April 2016 - - 0 comments
Welder Qualification Services In Just 3 Days- How Did We Do In March?

Find out how our lab performed last month.





15th March 2016 - - 0 comments
How Did Code A Weld Perform In February?

We are proud of the fast turnaround times in which we deliver results to our customers , ie. a standard of 3-5 working days. In February, not even a single job was outside this period.




4th March 2016 - Eliza Punshi - 0 comments

Applications are now welcome for Skill Weld 2016.

1st March 2016 - - 0 comments
Code A Weld Laboratory Ltd & Lloyd’s Register EMEA Team up To Offer Quality Welding Certification

Code A Weld Laboratory Ltd and Lloyd’s Register EMEA have struck a partnership to work together for the provision of welding certification services.




25th February 2016 - - 0 comments
Thousands of UK manufacturers risk slipping into stagnation

Thousands of British manufacturers risk slipping into stagnation unless the Government and industry does more to help them adapt to the "fourth industrial revolution", a new report warns.




24th February 2016 - David Millington - 0 comments
Its tough out there at the minute

Its tough out there at the minute

The Oil Price has crashed.
Commodities are down.
Demand from China has dropped off a cliff edge.

16th February 2016 - - 0 comments
How Did We Perform in January 2016?

Here's how we did last month.




26th January 2016 - - 0 comments

Phasing-out of coal and nuclear reactors without alternatives will combine to create a supply crunch in a decade’s time, report predicts

13th January 2016 - - 0 comments
How did we do in December 2015?

Last month, we delivered over 77.5% of the results within a 4-day period, about 21% within a 5-day period, with only 1.57% of the results delivered outside the 5-day standard period.



13th January 2016 - - 0 comments
Meet the Team- George Wellington

George, 22, has worked as a laboratory technician at Code A Weld for the past 11 months, and was recently awarded the employee of the month title. We recently had a little chat with him to find out more about his time at Code A Weld and what he enjoys outside of work.


11th January 2016 - - 0 comments

To assist research into optimal procedures for welding aero engine fan blades, nuclear pressure vessels and other safety-critical fabrications, a new material testing capability has been developed at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK.

4th December 2015 - Eliza Punshi - 0 comments

We need a driver/workshop assistant to join our team at Code A Weld on a permanent basis.


17th November 2015 - - 0 comments

In October, we delivered over 85% of the reports to our customers within a four-day period. If you're looking to become a coded welder or looking for welding inspection services, then check us out for quality and speedy service. http://ow.ly/UKINW

16th November 2015 - - 0 comments

The final round of WorldSkills UK Skills Competition will be held this weekend in Birmingham.

Clive Slocombe, senior inspector at Code A Weld, will be judging the final round of  SkillWeld 2015, the welding competition which is also part of the main Skills Competition event. He has been one of the judges throughout the prestigious welding event.



7th September 2015 - - 0 comments
Meet The Team- Ceri Evans

Meet Ceri, our latest member who has joined our highly-skilled team of welding inspectors. Read about what he loves about this job and what challenges he faces. 



7th September 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week- 24/08/2015

How many of the these pipes (21.3mm OD x 2.77mm) are required to be welded to satisfy the test piece requirements of BS EN ISO 9606-1?





7th September 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week- 07/09/2015

One of our inspectors spotted this when out and about on his bank holiday travels. What welding defects are visible to you in this photo? 








3rd September 2015 - - 0 comments
Our Performance Chart for July 2015

Here is our performance chart for the month of July. Over 97% of the work received by us was completed within four days and the rest within a five day period, with only one job being outside this period. 


20th August 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week- 17/08/2015

Question: How many tubes can you see in the picture and what is the material?




 

19th August 2015 - - 0 comments
Meet The Team- Dave Chapman

Meet  the members of the Code A Weld family who are committed to making this company a long-running establishment. 





11th August 2015 - - 0 comments
Code A Weld To Attend OE 2015

Code A Weld will be attending the Offshore Europe Exhibition and Conference in Aberdeen this year. The event, held from 8th - 11th September, will see some 1500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and technologies.


5th August 2015 - - 0 comments

Question: What type of current is being used in the video, and can you guess what material is being welded?

28th July 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week-27/07/2015

Question: Can you spot the reasons for failure on this Fillet Weld in Plate tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 5817:2014 Category B?




21st July 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week-20/07/2015

Question: This photo consists of some items that are used by our onsite inspectors when recording data for a WPQR. Can you name at least one piece of calibrated kit that is missing which should be used to verify data captured whilst onsite?


10th July 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week

Question: What is the maximum capacity of Code A Weld's newest Tensile machine?

A- 200 kN
B- 300 kN
C- 400 kN
D- 500 kN

 

 

26th May 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week- Corrosion Test

Question: Which Material would you most likely carry out a G48 Method A Corrosion Test on?




10th May 2015 - - 0 comments

Question: I’m using a Carbon Steel, En 10025-1 Grade S355 J2 G3 as material for my procedure test piece, a butt weld in 20mm thick plate welded to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 15614-1 : 2004 + A2 : 2012 but I have no intention of using the end product at sub zero temperatures. None of the application standards applicable to the design of the product involve operations sub zero. Can I therefore test my impacts at 0 deg C and still be code compliant?

8th May 2015 - - 0 comments

When carrying out a Hardness Survey in accordance with BS EN ISO 15614-1:2004+A2:2012 on Carbon Steel Group 1.2 Material the Maximum Permit is 380HV.Does the sample in the Video pass?

 


27th April 2015 - - 0 comments

Last Week I flew to Dubai with Qatar Airways. This was not originally the intention as I am a BA (British Airways) frequent flyer. I was trying to book with them, but through their One World alliance they offered me Qatar Airways

23rd April 2015 - - 0 comments

QuestionWhich Etchant would you use when etching a Carbon Steel Fillet Weld Macroscopic Examination?



22nd April 2015 - - 0 comments
Britain to Learn Lessons from French Nuclear Reactor Problems

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation has said that lessons need to be learned from the problems faced by the French reactor which is very similar to the one planned at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.


17th April 2015 - - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of our YouTube Channel, which will allow us to share videos from every aspect of Code A Weld. 

10th April 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: Which Acceptance standard would you use when carrying out Liquid Penetrant Inspection on Aluminium Butt Welds in Plate?

2nd April 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: Referencing BS EN ISO 9606-1 : 2013, which one of the following statements is True:


a) Butt welds cover all types of welds including all fillets and all branch connections

b) Butt welds cover butt welds in any type joint including branch connections with an angle equal to or greater than 60 degrees 

c) Butt welds may cover fillets if the test piece is welded in the H-L045 position

d) There is no possible way of qualifying any other joint other than a butt off of a butt weld test



27th March 2015 - - 0 comments

Question:- Multi Purpose Welding Gauges can measure which of the below when Visually Inspecting a fully welded Single ‘V’ Butt Weld in Plate?

 


19th March 2015 - - 0 comments
Welding Question of the Week- Macro Testing

Q. This macro was assessed to acceptance category BS EN ISO 5817:2014 and failed for which of the following reasons?


6th March 2015 - - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce Peter Turner has won our prize draw and is the winner of 2 Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets for Friday 13th March 2015. We look forward to meeting with you Friday!

Our next draw will be announced soon!

5th March 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: The Maximum Interpass temperature recorded on my BS EN ISO 15614-1 WPQR (S355 Carbon Steel MAG Butt Weld in Plate) is 229°C. Surely the welding Inspector has made a mistake...everyone knows it should be 250°C?


20th February 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: In accordance with the Ultrasonic Testing of Welds Specification BS EN ISO 17640:2010, which of the following statements is true?

A - This Standard does not cover Ultrasonic Testing of Welds.

B - Thickness's ?8mm can only be tested on Welds.

C - Minimum Lighting to be more than 500 Lux.

D - Operators should be qualified to PCN Level 3 as a minimum.


17th February 2015 - - 0 comments

Code A Weld is pleased to run regular free prize draws.


Click here to enter!



13th February 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: If you had a Fillet Weld with 20mm Leg Lengths what should your Throat Thickness be?

A- 20mm

B- 10mm

C- 14mm

D- 40mm


A: C- 14mm

The conversion to calculate what your Throat Thickness should be is 0.7  X your actual leg length, for example 0.7 x 20mm = 14mm.



6th February 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: I've been told that if I weld a 30mm thick fillet weld for a BS EN 287-1 test I will get a range of approval of 5mm and above, is this the best test to take?


A: Not quite, BS EN 287-1 gives you a range of approval of 3mm and above for any fillet weld test piece thickness over 3mm. It sounds like there is some confusion with another standard that offers a similar range of approval but references welding procedure qualifications, not welder qualifications. 



30th January 2015 - - 0 comments

Which of the following Lux Readings comply with the requirements of BS EN ISO 17637:2011 for Visual Examination?

A: 350 Lux

B: 400 Lux

C: 500 Lux

D: All the above


A: D-All of the above

23rd January 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: Stray Arcs are not permitted in accordance with which of the categories from BS EN ISO 5817?

Category B

Category C

Category D

Both B & C



16th January 2015 - - 0 comments

Q: In our workshop we use fully mechanized and automatic welding/machinery to complete our welds. I need to get my welders/ operators qualified, is the correct standard for this BS EN 287-1?

A: No. When qualifying welders, the emphasis is placed on the welders ability to manually manipulate the electrode/welding torch/welding blow pipe and thereby producing a weld of acceptable quality.

The welding process referred to in BS EN 287-1 includes those fusion processes which are designated as manual or partly mechanized welding. It does not cover fully mechanized and automated welding operator approvals.

The standard that you should be qualifying welding operators to is BS EN ISO 14732.


9th January 2015 - - 0 comments

We have recently upgraded our Aberdeen Facilities and Capabilities.

10th December 2014 - - 0 comments


You can now claim your free Code A Weld 2015 calendar featuring the Head Office girls.

To claim your calendar simply follow this link and complete the form so we can get one sent out to you.

http://www.codeaweld.com/code-a-weld-calendar/ 


7th November 2014 - - 0 comments

Which of the following is likely to fail for Excessive Unequal Leg Lengths?

A) Fillet Weld

B) Part/Pen Butt Weld

C) Full/Pen Butt Weld

D) Both A & C

3rd November 2014 - - 0 comments

Question:

Which defect would be easiest to repair on a full penetration Butt Weld?

A) Cold Lap

B) Lack of Inter-Run Fusion

C) Linear Porosity

D) Lack of Sidewall Fusion

24th October 2014 - - 0 comments

Question:

My auditor has just rejected my BS EN 287-1 Butt Weld stating that the standard only allows radiography. Are they correct?

10th October 2014 - - 0 comments

This week our technical Q&A is about standards.

Which of the following is a known Acceptance Standard?

A) BS EN ISO 5817

B) NSSS TH EDITION

C) BS EN ISO 10042

D) ALL OF THE ABOVE

7th October 2014 - - 0 comments

Today we have representatives attending the 24th Annual Meeting of the UK Conformity Assessment Bodies for Pressure Equipment (UK CABS) at The British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) in Northampton. It’s a meeting we attend eac...h year and it’s great to sit around a table with the rest of the key organizations within our Industry and discuss the previous twelve months.
3rd October 2014 - - 0 comments

This weeks Technical Q&A comes from our Inspection Team!

Q. I need a welding procedure done and it's the job is going to be over seen by Det Norske Veritas (D.N.V.). Can Code A Weld come and run a WPQR that is D.N.V. approved?

26th September 2014 - - 0 comments

This week's Technical Q&A of the Week!

Question:

Multi Purpose Welding Gauges can measure what when Visually Inspecting a Butt Weld?

A. Leg Lengths

B. Weld Reinforcement 

C. Toe Angle

D. Throat Thickness

19th September 2014 - - 0 comments

This week our question comes from the Lab.

Q. Which defect would be most visible during Visual Inspection on a Fillet Weld?

A. Lack of Root Fusion

B. Unequal Leg Lengths

C. Excess Penetration

D. Lack of Inter-Run Fusion

10th September 2014 - - 0 comments
Chinese Nuclear Plant at Hinkley Point C set to get the Green Light

An article by the Sunday Times last week has suggested that plans to build a Chinese atomic reactor in Britain are reaching the final stages.  Hinkley Point near Bridgwater in Somerset already has two plants and plans for a new development are to receive backing from a combination of French nuclear leaders EDF Energy, China General Nuclear Power Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation.  Negotiations are due to continue with expectations for the plans to be given the go ahead in the near future.

29th August 2014 - - 0 comments

This week our Technical Q&A of the Week comes from the Lab. 

Q.  What is the minimum viewing angle when carrying out visual examination in accordance with BS EN ISO 17637:2011?



28th August 2014 - - 0 comments

We require a Part Time Book-Keeper to join our rapidly expanding team.

21st August 2014 - - 0 comments

This week's Q&A comes from the Inspection Team.

Q. I need my welding operators to gain qualifications to use my Mechanized Sub Arc welding plant.  The guys are already qualified to BS EN ISO 9606-1 for TIG and MAG welding, is this the correct standard to use for Sub Arc?

15th August 2014 - - 0 comments

This week's Technical Q & A comes from the NDT team.

Q. What is acoustic impedance a product of?

A) Material density and the velocity of sound through it.

B) Sound velocity through a material and it's elasticity.

C) Material density and elasticity.

D) Material elasticity and specific gravity.

8th August 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. At what thickness do you take side bends for Procedure and Qualification Tests?

5th August 2014 - - 0 comments

We require a dynamic Receptionist to join our rapidly expanding team.

1st August 2014 - - 0 comments

This weeks question has come from the inspection department.

Q. I have gained a coding to BS EN 287-1: 2011 with an employer, and left them on good terms recently. They have provided me with my Certificates, but a potential new employer wishes to use them. Are they correct to do so?


25th July 2014 - - 0 comments
Workshop, Laboratory & NDT Team Update

We have had many people join Code A Weld in recent months, and here is the latest update from the Workshop, Laboratory and NDT departments. 


25th July 2014 - - 0 comments

This week's Technical Q&A of the Week comes from one of our Laboratory Technicians.

Q.In accordance with BS EN ISO 5817 :2014 Category B, what would be the allowance for the root gap, with a nominal throat thickness of 5.4mm on a fillet weld with 10mm plate thickness be?


8th July 2014 - - 0 comments

1st Prize - David Richards

2nd Prize - Max Crook

3rd Prize - Andy McLellan

 

Well done! We will be in touch with your prizes...

3rd July 2014 - - 0 comments
Latest Additions to the Team!

We are pleased to welcome Rachael and Louise, who have both joined us to assist the rapdily expanding Documention Production Team.



6th June 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. I'm looking to do a Butt and a Fillet weld test in plate against BS EN 287-1 : 2011. Is there a minimum size that the test pieces should be?



30th May 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. After an audit for our CE marking, we had a finding that the first page of our WPQR that was carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 15614-1: 2004 +A2  2012, states Steels group 1 with yield strengths up to 355. Our auditor says we should state the sub groups. i.e. 1.1 & 1.2.

Is this correct?


16th May 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. Thank you for explaining that if our welders did multi-run fillets this would cover them for single run fillets, but I see that you have also quoted for Single run fillets to box in both MMA & MAG (Weld Procedure testing to BSENISO 15613:2004)

Is this required?


8th May 2014 - - 0 comments
Christine's Retirement Party Photos

We have uploaded photos from Christine's retirement party last week to our Facebook page.

Click here to view the photos!




6th May 2014 - - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the following winners of our April competition.

25th April 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. When running my recent PQR, I thought the dairy tube was 1.65mm wall thickness - but when measured it is actually 1.5mm wall, will this cover us to weld 2mm wall tubes?


15th April 2014 - - 0 comments

It is with great sadness we have to announce that Christine Cameron has decided to retire from Code A Weld after 15 years of service.

During that time she has been an invaluable member of the team, providing unrivalled support for both us and our customers, and for that we cannot thank her enough.

11th April 2014 - - 0 comments

In designing our brand new website, we first of all wanted to make it different from those of our competitors. That's because we are different.


11th April 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. I have won a mild steel job that falls within PED requirements. My weld procedures and welder approvals are in accordance with ASME Section IX 2013 and they cover the job. Does PED let me use ASME?

3rd April 2014 - - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the following winners of our March competition.

28th March 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. I have written my WPS's off the back of a qualified WPQR using the full range of approval stated. However, my customer has rejected it for the following reason. Are they correct?

"Your 12mm Multi run 135 process Group 1 steel S355J2+N WPQR will not work on 3mm. Please summit another WPS."


24th March 2014 - Amy - 0 comments

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Please feel free to let us know your thoughts.


21st March 2014 - - 0 comments

Q. I have recently carried out a Butt and Fillet test to BS EN 287-1:2011 but would like it to cover BS EN ISO 9606-1:2013, can it be changed?

25th February 2014 - Amy Watts - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that Danny Perry joins us today in the role of Head of Non Destructive Testing. With him he brings over 10 years of experience in Non Destructive Testing & Weld Inspection.

25th February 2014 - Amy Watts - 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that Sean Peatfield joined us yesterday, as our latest Welding Inspector. He has moved down to join us from Aberdeen.

25th February 2014 - Amy Watts - 0 comments

Q - I have recently ran a welding procedure in Austenitic Stainless Steel 316 using a 316L consumable. What would be the best  -ºC Temperature that I could test the charpy V Notch impacts at?

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