Technical welding documentation course receives glowing feedback

Technical welding documentation course receives glowing feedback

TWI’s ‘Appreciation of engineering quality documentation review’ course has been given the seal of approval by the latest group of students to complete it.

The class of 12 students, a mix of engineers, business analysts, administrators and inspectors, took the three-day course at TWI’s Aberdeen base at the end of March. Feedback from all who attended was extremely positive.

The ‘Appreciation of engineering quality documentation review’ programme they attended is a popular course designed for anyone involved in the compilation and review of mechanical or engineering quality documentation. Covering documents including material test certificates, visual, weld audit and weld history reports and those relating to post-weld heat treatment and pressure testing, it is essential learning for anyone who works in engineering quality control.

Six of the attendees on the course were from Wellclad, a subsidiary of energy infrastructure supplier Glacier Energy Services. Director of Wellclad, Robert Hutcheson, explained what led him to send his staff on the course.

‘Glacier Energy Services took the decision to send our QA administration team onto the course in order for them to gain better understanding of the role they fulfil for the company on a daily basis,’ Mr Hutcheson said.

‘For many of the candidates, working with us is their first experience within an engineering environment and first exposure to the technical documentation that accompanies the role.

‘From interpretation of heat charts and specifications as well as ITPs and mechanical testing requirements, the range of topics on the course was applicable to their daily duties. The TWI course was a great chance for them to explore the need for attention to detail as ensuring full traceability of all parts and processes is essential within the oil and gas industry.

‘Glacier Energy Services have also sent other employees on various TWI courses and always found the courses beneficial for both employees and the business. As a business, we also gained ISO 3834:2 accreditation through TWI.’

The ‘Appreciation of engineering quality documentation review’ course will next take place in the United Kingdom in Middlesbrough, beginning 7 July. The course will also be taught at TWI’s Abington headquarters in September, and again in Aberdeen in October.

Outside of the UK, the course will be held this year at TWI’s international offices in Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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