Companies engaged in welded fabrication must ensure that they have the capability to produce weldments of consistent and appropriate quality to ensure both client satisfaction and the safety of the public.
CSA W47.1 - Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel details all requirements for companies to achieve and maintain certification, including those for welders/welding operators, welding supervisors, welding engineers and welding procedures. Organizations can be certified to this standard to demonstrate their compliance to the standard's requirements and showcase their efforts in welding quality.
New Annexes Cover:
• New requirements of a welding quality system
• Added Commentary on Clauses 5.6 through 5.11
• New sections for advanced quality requirements
This is the seventh edition of CSA W47.1, Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2003, 1992, 1983, 1973, 1947 (as W47), and 1938 (as a preliminary Standard). Technological advancements have made it necessary to provide an updated version.
This Standard provides the requirements for the certification of companies engaged in the fusion welding of steel and the qualification of their personnel and welding procedures.
(1) Certification may be mandatory or voluntary.
(2) This Standard is not intended for applications governed by codes such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and codes of the American Petroleum Institute (API).
The requirements of this Standard are based on the principle that a certified company has full responsibility for the quality of the welded product it produces and this responsibility cannot be transferred to its employed or retained personnel or to the administrator of this Standard.
This Standard governs the certification of companies. Certification pertains to the capability of the company with respect to welding. Certification should not be construed as approving any products or services of the certified company.
This Standard stipulates requirements for
(a) welding engineers;
(b) welding supervisors;
(c) tack welders, welders, and welding operators; and
The qualification requirements for tack welders, welders, and welding operators specified in this Standard are intended to demonstrate an individual's basic welding skills and to provide a means of verifying that individual's continuing ability in the fusion welding of steel.
Provisions for recognition of personnel qualified under other jurisdictions are included in this Standard.
For welding of stainless steel, the provisions of AWS D1.6/D1.6M may be used for the qualification of welding procedures and personnel. However, when the provisions of AWS D1.6/D1.6M and this Standard conflict, this Standard takes precedence.
This Standard does not address the safety issues associated with welding and welding practices.
Note: CAN/CSA-W117.2 addresses safety in welding and should be followed, in addition to any applicable workplace health and safety legislation in effect. It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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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.
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Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.
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