2016 was a busy year for the NZ Welding Centre, with around 180 people attending our specialist courses and seminars for engineers, supervisors and welding inspectors.

This month, 12 professionals complete their training programme in welding inspection leading to national and international qualifications: the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and the globally-recognised IIW International Welding Inspector Basic (IWI-B) and International Welding Inspector Standard (IWI-S).

The course includes balanced lectures, exercises case studies and practical work. It was delivered with the help of HERA member companies SGS and SAFE.

Jim Watkinson, SGS gave lectures and practical training covering ultrasonic and radiographic testing. Barry Robinson, SAFE, demonstrated mechanical testing techniques and metallographic evaluation to the students.

Professionals gaining these qualifications as welding inspectors may work either as “in-house” for fabricators, manufacturers or contractors, or as third party inspectors on behalf of clients and project managers.

Now is the time to consider planning for your ongoing professional development in 2017.

HERA-ATTAR Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training

Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Level 1 13 – 17 February 2017
Magnetic Particle (MP), Level 2 20 – 24 February 2017
Penetrant Testing (PT), Level 2 27 Feb – 3 Mar 2017

AS 2214 Welding Supervisor/Welding Inspection Part 1

• Auckland 6-10 March
• Christchurch 13-17 March