Attention engineers! Are you looking to expand your knowledge of welding technology and inspection techniques? We have just the solution for you. Join us for HERA’s webinar series titled “What Every Engineer Should Know About Welding.”

Engineers hold a crucial responsibility in designing, assessing, and maintaining welded structures. Understanding welding technology and inspection techniques is vital to ensure the integrity and reliability of welded components and structural steelwork.

Welding is considered a critical enabling technology, creating strong and durable joints capable of withstanding seismic loads, pressures, and vibrations. It is essential for engineers to be familiar with the key aspects of quality management in welding fabrication to ensure that welded steel components meet their intended purposes.

This webinar series is designed to provide professional engineers with an introduction to the essential aspects of welding technology. It is particularly relevant to designers and engineers involved in steel structure design, construction review, and compliance inspection.

Key Highlights of the Webinar Series:


  • Welding Technology: Gain a comprehensive understanding of welding processes, techniques, and their applications across various industries.
  • Quality Management in Welding Fabrication: Explore the elements of quality management in welding fabrication, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Inspection Techniques: Discover effective inspection techniques to evaluate the integrity and performance of welded structures, enabling you to identify potential flaws and mitigate risks.
  • Industry Expertise: Learn from experienced industry professionals who will share practical insights, case studies, and real-world examples to enhance your understanding of welding.
  • Professional Development: Enhance your skills, and stay current in your field by acquiring valuable knowledge from this webinar series.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to equip yourself with the essential knowledge that every engineer should possess about welding. Register now for HERA’s “What Every Engineer Should Know About Welding” Webinar Series and take a step toward excellence in welding technology.

The webinars will draw from our NZ specific standards framework, including NZS 3404, AS/NZS 5131, AS/NZS 1554 Part 1, 2, 3, and 6, AS/NZS ISO 3834, AS/NZS ISO 17637, AS/NZS 9606.1, and AS/NZS 2980.


This includes:

  • welding procedures
  • weldability of materials
  • applicable standards
  • weld inspection, and
  • quality as well as roles and responsibilities of parties involved (design, fabrication, inspection).

This webinar series is aimed at introducing the essential aspects of welding technology to professional engineers. It is especially relevant to designers and engineers whose roles include design of steel structures, construction review and the management of steelwork compliance inspection, in-service inspection, management of welding contractors and other relevant welding related tasks.

The webinars will be based on the following standards framework: NZS 3404; AS/NZS 5131; AS/NZS 1554 Part 1, AS/NZS ISO 3834, AS/NZS ISO 17637; AS/NZS 9606.1; and AS/NZS 2980.

These sessions will be presented by HERA’s welding experts and will include a 45 min long presentation followed by a Q&A session.

The following are the webinar series topics:


On the completion of this webinar series, attendees will be able to apply welding knowledge to their projects and communicate quality requirements to fabricators and inspection companies.

Each webinar can be attended separately.


Alan McClintock  | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Alan is a qualified welder, welding supervisor and inspector IWI-C, and an IIW Welding Technologist. He has considerable experience with New Zealand and Australia welding related structural standards and related quality control procedures. Alan is a Lead Auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.


Michail Karpenko  | HERA GM Welding Centre

Michail, an IIW International Welding Engineer, is a member of the Standards New Zealand and Standards Australia Committees including WD-003 “Welding”. He was involved in the revision and updating of welding standards such as AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS ISO 3834, DR ISO 17607, AS/NZS 5131. He is a lead auditor for the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme and was actively involved in its establishment.


Robert Ryan  | HERA Welding Engineer

Robert is an international welding inspector (IIW IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and SFC


Volkan Yakut | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Volkan is an IIW International Welding Engineer with expertise in the field of defence, shipbuilding, and oil and gas. He holds Level 3 NDT qualifications for UT and Level 2 qualifications for RT, MPI, PT and VT. He is also a lead auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.

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