January 2019 Meeting Notice

January 2019 Meeting Notice

– Thursday, January 17, 2019 –
Sense and Nonsense of Welding Procedure Qualification

Happy New Year AWS East Texas Section Members & LeTourneau Student Chapter,

The East Texas Section and LeTourneau University Student Chapter are kicking the New Year off with a joint meeting Thusday, January 17th held at LeTourneau’s “Great Room” (1st floor) of the Allen Family Student Center (#39) (see linked map).
LeTourneau is located at 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75602.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Richard L. Holdren, PE, Senior Welding Engineer, ARC Specialties Technical Services President / Principal Welding Engineer, Welding Consultants LLC

Sense and Nonsense of Welding Procedure Qualification
This presentation will explore the various methods used for the qualification of welding procedure specifications, with the focus on those AWS standards dealing with the topic.  Practicing welding inspectors, technicians, technologists, and engineers will typically spend a significant portion of their careers dealing with the various aspects of welding procedures.  These activities will include development, planning, testing, qualifying, documenting, reviewing, and enforcing these important documents.

As common as welding procedures are, there still tends to be misunderstanding as to their purpose and certainly how they can be qualified in the most efficient and effective manner.  The cost of welding procedure qualification is not trivial, so the greater the understanding of the various Codes and standards dealing with this topic, the better prepared the user is to become proficient in their application.

The goal is to provide an overview of welding procedure qualification and provide some suggestions for optimizing this activity to get the most bang for the buck.

Additional information of Mr. Holdren

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Pizza at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm.

LeTourneau University
2100 S. Mobberly Avenue
Longview, TX 75602

Thank you,

The AWS East Texas Section