• Experienced welding inspectors and quality control staff, especially those who are proceeding to the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector examination. It is essential that course members have a knowledge of the subjects covered in the course Welding Inspector before joining this course.
• It is the responsibility of the examination candidates to either hold CSWIP Welding Inspector 3.1 or consider attending the Welding Inspector course and examination (WIS5E) prior to this course/examination.
• The CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector course covers a wide range of subjects and therefore it is advisable for the student to do some preparation before attending the course.
• QA and QC; destructive testing; heat treatments; welding procedures; welding dissimilar; residual stress and distortion; weldability; weld fractures; welding symbols; non-destructive testing; welding consumables; weld repairs; specifications; joint design; HSLA and quenched and tempered steels; arc energy and heat input.
• As can be seen from the above, there are sixteen different subjects and therefore a good prior knowledge or preparatory work of these would give any student a significant advantage before they attempt the course and examination.
• The CSWIP 3.2 course builds on knowledge from the CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector course, therefore it is advisable to refresh knowledge by reading the course material.
• Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-6-92. See CSWIP document available for download from the CSWIP website.
• Although this course covers most of the syllabus for the examination it does not include training in interpretation of radiographs. Examination candidates who do not possess a current CSWIP or PCN Radiographic Interpreter's certificate should attend the Interpretation of Radiographs - Part B (light and dense metal welds) course and examination.
• To explain the basic theory of radiography
• To state origin of defects
• To state basic radiation safety principles
• To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy levels and techniques
• To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
• To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and defect indicators
• To interpret radiographs
• To meet the syllabus of CSWIP Level 2
• Certified Welding Inspector (Level 2) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
• 5 years' authenticated experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.3, independently verified.
• In either case above candidates must hold a valid CSWIP Level 2 (3.1) certificate.