Weld Qualification

Welding, brazing and soldering are techniques designed to join materials. Quaification of these processes can involve visual, NDT, impact, macroetch, tensile, bend and pressure testing.

IMR's experts have decades of weld, braze and solder evaluation experience, performing these analyses for the aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, automotive and other industries.

Our labs are accredited by ISO 17025 (A2LA, SAC) and Nadcap, as well as many major manufacturers and speciality organizations. We will ensure that your materials, welders, procedures and finished products are certified to your specification(s). IMR's experts can handle your full weld qualification package.

We have AWS CWI's at all of our US locations, as well as trained and knowledgeable experts at our labs in Asia.  Whether you need checks on your raw materials such as solder wire, or full weld qualification packages, we can get you the answers you need.

Should you need non-destructive testing as part of your package, we can outsource that to one of our trusted, accredited subcontract labs so you get one report and deal with one lab.

Learn more about our procedure and welder qualification testing services below or request a quote today.

Weld, Braze & Solder Evaluation Services

Bend Testing
     3 Point Bend Testing
     4 Point Bend Testing
     Face Bend Testing
     Root Bend Testing
     Side Bend Testing
Braze Procedure Analysis
Charpy Impact Testing (-320ºF to 450ºF)
Chemical Analysis of Weld, HAZ, Base Metal, Raw Materials
Corrosion Testing
Cross-Sectional Analysis
CWI Witness Service
Defect Detection 
Failure Analysis

Fatigue Testing
Hardness Testing (Brinell, Rockwell)
Macroetch
Metallurgical Analysis
Microstructure of Weld, HAZ & Base Metal
Microhardness Testing (Knoop, Vickers)
Pressure Testing
Resistance Weld Peel Testing
Solder Analysis
Slow Strain Rate (G129)
Tensile Testing (-40ºF/C to 2100ºF)
Visual Inspection
Weld Procedure Qualification
Welder Performance Qualification

Accredited Weld Qualification Testing

These are some of the accredited weld qualification, braze and solder evaluation methods we offer. To learn more, view our accreditations or contact your preferred lab today.
ABS Rules for Welding Part 2
AMS STD 1595
API RP 582
API Std. 1104
ASME Section IX
AWS C1.1
AWS C1.4
AWS C7.3
AWS C7.4
AWS D1.1/D1.1M
AWS D1.2/D1.2M
AWS D1.3
AWS D1.4

AWS D1.5/D1.5M
AWS D1.6
AWS D1.7
AWS D17.1/D17.1M
CAAS SAR Chapter 6.5 Appendix 1
CGA-3
City of Portland Weld Inspections
EN 25817
EN 287
GE Weld Qualification
ISO 5817
ISO 15614-1
ISO 13919-1
ISO 15614-11
NAVSEA S9074-AQ-G1B-010/248
SAE AMS-W-6858A
WABO Welder Qualifications