TJ Inspection’s Welding Inspector reports directly to the Chief Inspector. It is the responsibility of the Senior Welding Inspector to be knowledgeable about the specifications covering the project under construction. This includes and references to codes, standards, etc. in other publications, e.g., API, ASME, ASTM, etc. The Welding Inspector's duties and responsibilities are to The Chief Inspector's duties and responsibilities are to Review Construction Documents, Specifications, Drawings, Landowner Restrictions, Environmental Permits and Safety Plans and ensure that they are followed.
The Welding Inspector follows the project welding specifications, project NDE procedures, Welding Procedures, and Regulatory and Industry Standards and Codes. The welds are visually inspected and found acceptable per the latest edition of the API 1104 and Part 195, and visual defects shall be recorded on daily VIR log. The Welding Inspector shall be advised of rejected welds and their disposition. The Welding Inspector is certain that welders have been qualified per API 1104 Section 6 project NDE procedures and approved welding procedure qualified per API 1104 Section 5. This role also ensures that the proper welding procedure is used for welds (production, repair or any other joint design) that are required by project specifications and the alignment of weld joints, Welding and NDT procedures is done correctly according to the company specific welding procedures and API 1104.
It is also required that proper wall thickness transitions are used at wall thickness changes as required by project specifications and the correct amount of root bead is deposited before lines up clamps are released. The weld joint shall not be moved until 100% of root bead has been completed. The bevels factory or field torch cut shall be 30 deg. not to exceed +5 deg. / -0 deg.
This role also works alongside the NDE Auditor to ensure x-rays are within code. The Welding Inspector follows up with the Contractor if the weld repair rate gets above 3%. The Welding Inspector reviews NDE reports to ensure NDE report/reader sheets are correct and complete. This role also documents welding parameters of every welder twice a day to provide proper documentation to show that welders are following weld procedure specifications. Welds are soft stenciled with the correct welder identification according to the project specifications.