Weld Testing and Consultation

CMS is the premier testing laboratory in the mountain region for both structural weld procedure/performance qualification and aerospace/military weld certification. With the support of our extensive Machine Shop equipped for sectioning and machining test samples, coupled with our stress relief capabilities; customers are ensured significantly reduced turn around time and lower costs. CMS has Certified Welding Inspectors dedicated to testing your welds in accordance with desired codes. We specialize in Welding Procedure Qualifications and Welder Performance Qualifications.

Weld Bend Samples

Colorado Metallurgical Services offers Welder Performance qualification testing. WPQ (welder performance qualification) or WPQR (welder performance qualification record) which are tested in accordance with applicable welding codes.

  • AWS D1.1 – Structural Welding Code – Steel

  • AWS D1.2 – Structural Welding Code – Aluminum

  • AWS D1.3 – Structural Welding Code – Sheet Steel

  • AWS D1.5 – Bridge Welding Code

  • AWS D1.6 – Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel

  • AWS D9.1 – Sheet Metal Welding Code (non-structural)

  • AWS D17.1 – Specification for Fusion Welding of Aerospace Applications

  • ASME Section IX – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Welding and Brazing)

Certified Welding Inspectors are ready to assist in your weld consultation. No matter where you are in your process, our professionals are here to assist you in your process for developing a welding program or process that will meet the applicable welding code.  We can travel to your location and sign off on Welding Specification Procedure (WPS), watch welders, sign off on Procedure Qualification Record (PQR), as well as inspect any welds you have already made. Call us today with any questions you may have.

Macro etch of weld showing CVN locations to be taken

Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) is for developing Welding Procedure Specification (WPS). Applicable tests may include some of the following all of which is preformed under the supervision of a CWI; tensile test, fillet bend, nick break, bendcharpy impactmacro hardness and macro etch.

The following are samples of specifications used in testing: 
AWS D1.1 through D1.8, AWS D15.1, AWS B2.1, ASME code sec. II, VIII, IX,  ANIS/AWS B31.1 & B31.3, API 1104, AAR Specification AMS/MIL-STD 248, 278,1595, & 2219 AWWA-C-200.

All tests, qualifications and certifications are performed under the supervision of a Certified Weld Inspector (C.W.I.). 

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