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ISO and ASME Welding Qualifications: Ask the Expert

Webinars 24 November 2022

TWI Webinar: Q&A Webinar on Welding Standards - ISO and ASME Welding Qualifications: Ask the Expert

The qualification of welding procedures and personnel, typically via welding and testing, is essential to ensure that welded products meet the desired requirements and properties. Welding qualifications of structural or safety-critical components are normally carried out to national or international standards, such as the ISO 15614 series, ISO 9606 series and Section IX of the ASME B&PV Code.

To quote the latter: codes and standards are not handbooks and “cannot replace education, experience, and the use of engineering judgement”. So, the application of such standards requires a degree of interpretation and may raise difficult questions. Marcello Consonni (TWI’s Consultant Welding Engineer and member of national and international committees on welding qualifications) and Andy Brightmore (TWI’s Welding Software Development Manager) will be at hand to answer them.

This webinar is relevant to welding engineers, welding inspectors, auditors and users of welding codes and standards in general.

To make sure your question(s) are answered, please submit them upfront via this FORM. You will also be able to submit questions during the webinar.

Meet the team

Marcello Consonni - Principal Project Leader – Arcs Welding

Marcello Consonni

Principal Project Leader – Arcs Welding

Marcello joined TWI in 2006, working in the Fracture Integrity and Arc Welding sections, after a four-year experience as a metallurgist/welding engineer with a pressure vessel manufacturer. Marcello holds a MEng in Materials Engineering from Politecnico in Milan. He specialises in welding engineering consultancy, support with the application of welding codes and standards and welding of high-temperature materials. He has published over ten peer-reviewed publications and conference papers and actively participates in many national and international codes and standards committees, including those covering the ISO 15614 and ISO 9606 series, ASME BPVC Section and Afcen committees.

Andy Brightmore - Software Business Development Manager

Andy Brightmore

Software Business Development Manager

Andy joined TWI’s Arc Welding department in 1985 and was responsible for the original development of the following TWI software: Weldvol/Weldcost, Weldspec and Welderqual. He was manager of the Software Development Group at TWI for 10 years, during which the group continued to grow and develop/market the Crackwise software for structural integrity assessment, as well as three multimedia training systems in welding, metallurgy and NDT.

Now responsible for business development of TWI’s welding software products, Andy has specific responsibility for:

  • Welding code expertise (ASME IX, EN 15614/287/9606, AWS D1.1 etc) which is included in all of the welding software. This includes new developments and periodic code updates.
  • Assessment of user requirements for off-the-shelf and custom systems. This has included a number of large custom developments for power utilities.
  • Training of users. Andy has carried out many training courses on the welding software worldwide.
  • Specification of new software.
  • Sales and marketing.

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