While this is intended to specifically aid those studying for the test, it should also be beneficial to others from the standpoint of improving their comprehension of the information presented in the text. There is an ongoing effort to use standard terminology when talking about welding operations and related weld characteristics. Body of Knowledge The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The welding inspector will always perform a key role. Subject weights for each of these areas are in conformance with the codebook examination requirements as expressed in section 7. Some inspectors, for example, may be working at a field construction site where they are in charge of overall welding quality. The individual inspector's specific role in the quality control activity must, therefore, mesh with many other activities and personnel, as outlined in the pages which follow.
One of the areas where readers of previous editions will note changes is in the terminology used for describing various weld characteristics. . This book has been developed under the assumption that a welding inspector will be performing quality control duties of a general nature. Questions appear at the end of each chapter. Jobs associated with building and rebuilding roads, bridges, water, and the power grid are expected to grow by double-digit percentages—faster than the overall economy. Prior to the initial publication of the Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors in 1977, relevant information on the subject could be found scattered among various documents. Re-examinations for this endorsement shall be in accordance with section 6.
Successful candidates must correctly answer 72% of the questions to receive this endorsement. My desire is that this book will assist in reaching that goal. Candidates may not use photocopied versions of the standard unless they can supply evidence of purchase of the document. An Answer Key for all chapters appears in Annex C. Welding inspectors are employed in a variety of industries. In this fourth edition, there has been an attempt to update the technical information, where appropriate.
Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next decade. The reader is encouraged to review these and other documents for even more detailed descriptions of much of the information contained in this new edition. At the other extreme, in a large organization, a quality assurance department may make many of the decisions that the manual assigns solely to the inspector. As a result, their duties will differ somewhat from one situation to the next. .
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