Welding is a complex process that requires high-level skills and experience. Before you hire a welding professional, a Certified Welding Inspector can confirm that you’ve selected a quality candidate by testing their procedure for a quality weld every time.
What Does a Certified Welding Inspector Do?
Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) check that completed welding projects meet workmanship standards, code compliance, and the requirements set by employers, designers, or local jurisdiction.
While a welding inspector’s primary function is to inspect, CWIs are typically involved throughout the entire process, from selecting welders to complete the job to reviewing project specs and analyzing the final weld.
What Makes a Quality Certified Welding Inspector?
A quality CWI has to have excellent communication skills to clearly understand each role involved in the project, and they have to accurately report the status and workmanship of the weld to key stakeholders. CWIs are also responsible for giving constructive feedback to welders and correcting their processes when appropriate.
Certified Welding Inspectors are essential to projects of all dimensions because they provide quality control by monitoring the entire process. The American Welding Society tests all welding professionals to ensure they have the skills and knowledge for success.
How Can OSC’s Team of CWIs Help You?
Partnering with Oxygen Service Company’s team of CWIs/CWEs gives you access to dedicated welding experts. We can make recommendations in all areas of your manufacturing. Our team has several years of experience and is always on top of latest best practices.
We can implement advanced welding processes that help with several areas, including:
- Increased production, weld quality, and throughput
- Better weld bead appearance
- Decreased post-processing operations
- Eliminated spatter
- Less reworking
- Our CWIs and CWEs work with your production team to meet your standards, schedules, and needs!
OSC Is Your Minneapolis Team of Certified Welding Inspectors
Oxygen Service Company’s team is filled with experienced CWIs and engineers who stay up to date with the latest industry standards and best practices. By partnering with the AWS, we equip our team with the skills and knowledge to assist our customers in purchasing or renting the right welding equipment for their project needs. Our CWIs also oversee welding repair projects to confirm a quality process every time.
Welding Repair Services
OSC has the largest team of factory-trained technicians in the upper Midwest. We have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to fix complex welding equipment issues. Our technicians can complete your repair project onsite at your facility through our service and parts department or at one of our repair shops in St. Paul or Sauk Rapids.
Our welding repair services include:
- Machine calibrations
- MIG gun and TIG torch repair
- MIG, TIG, and stick welder repair
- Plasma cutter repair
- Regulator and gauge repair and refurbishment
- Acetylene, plasma, oxy-fuel, and propane torch repair
If you don’t see your machine listed, contact us today. We can get you a repair solution quickly.
Welding Rental Equipment
We have one of the largest rental fleets in the upper Midwest. Whether you need an MIG welding system or a plasma cutting machine, our comprehensive line of welding rental equipment is available immediately for your convenience. You can customize your rental agreement for short- or long-term service by the day, week, or month.
Our rental fleets include:
- Dry Ice Blasting Equipment
- Welding Cables With Equipment
- Spool Guns
- Plasma Cutters
- Mag Drills
- Cylinder Cages/Carts
- Engine Drives/Generators
- Stick Welding Machines
- TIG and MIG Welding Machines
- Fume Extractors
- Wire Feeders
If you don’t see the rental equipment you need, contact our team today. We can find the right machine for your needs.
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