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W178.2-14 - Certification of welding inspectors

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  • 2014

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  • CSA

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  • W178.2-14 is now available as PDF + Redline Version. This version provides added value by highlighting changes between the current and previous editions
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The effectiveness of welding inspection depends largely on the knowledge and integrity of the individual responsible for carrying out the inspection. There is a need for inspectors with both appropriate knowledge and the capability of exercising responsible judgment. The 6th edition of CSA W178.2 outlines the requirements for eligible welding inspectors to be certified by examination in one of three levels, as well as defining the principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification.


  • Covers three welding inspection levels and specifies the responsibilities and the basic technical functions associated with each
  • Specifies the requirements for the periodic review of welding inspector certification, including vision tests
  • Includes a code of ethics for the welding inspector, defining principles of practice and conduct for maintaining certification
  • Includes knowledge requirements in Annex A that cover welding fundamentals, welding inspection, and welding metallurgy

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