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CSA W178.1

6th Edition, January 1, 2014

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Certification of welding inspection organizations

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 6th Edition, January 1, 2014
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CSA Group (CSA)
  • Page Count: 23
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Standard specifies the requirements for establishing and maintaining the certification of welding inspection organizations.

This Standard specifies the requirements for the maintenance and calibration of inspection equipment, as well as the requirements for the management of records of its welding inspection personnel and inspection records and other documents.

This Standard includes specific clauses that integrate the requirements of certification with those of the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) with respect to personnel performing radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and eddy current examinations.

This Standard does not address safety issues associated with welding. It is the responsibility of the users of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations.

Note: CSA W117.2 addresses safety in welding, cutting, and allied processes.

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.