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Trends in Welding Qualification, Training and Certification


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Welding is one of the oldest and most popular methods of joining materials. Over the years it has developed many folds in terms of technology because of which its use has spread to a number of critical applications in industries. This has led to an increased demand for appropriately qualified, trained and certified personnel to handle all welding related functions in industries. Today number of options are available in the welding field to get qualified, trained and certified. Though they were available earlier also, welding personnel as well as industries were not giving due attention. But with the increasing quality requirements both in terms of stringency and consistency, the benefits of having qualified, trained and certified personnel are being realised and many industries insist on recruiting and entrusting responsibilities to them only as far as possible. This paper highlights the present status, and future trends in these three areas, with particular reference to India.

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Welding, Qualification, Training, Certification, Education.
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R. Ravi
Consultant - Welding, TWI India P Ltd, Chennai, India

Abstract


Welding is one of the oldest and most popular methods of joining materials. Over the years it has developed many folds in terms of technology because of which its use has spread to a number of critical applications in industries. This has led to an increased demand for appropriately qualified, trained and certified personnel to handle all welding related functions in industries. Today number of options are available in the welding field to get qualified, trained and certified. Though they were available earlier also, welding personnel as well as industries were not giving due attention. But with the increasing quality requirements both in terms of stringency and consistency, the benefits of having qualified, trained and certified personnel are being realised and many industries insist on recruiting and entrusting responsibilities to them only as far as possible. This paper highlights the present status, and future trends in these three areas, with particular reference to India.

Keywords


Welding, Qualification, Training, Certification, Education.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22486/iwj.v54i3.209785