Just like their whiskey standards, the welding standards in Canada are very similar to that of the US’ standards. The major difference being the fact that in Canada, there is a third-party involved to carry out the verification process which is done by the Canadian Welding Bureau. It only means that when a company is CWB welding certified, the qualifications of their welders are verified by the said bureau.
So, what are these Canadian welding standards really that make other companies, even in the U.S., wanted to be CWB welding certified? The welding standards include having welding done by qualified welders, supervised by competent professionals, and adhered to the proven welding best practices.
If a company is CWB-certified, it means their welders are fully qualified every two years in terms of their welding skill level, dexterity, and visual ability to perform welding tasks. The test for these qualities are usually done in the company’s place and witnessed by somebody from the Bureau. In the same way, CWB welding supervisors are tested and assessed by the Bureau to make sure that they are experienced enough to supervise welding operations of the company. In general, any company certified by CWB must have one welding supervisor at the least.
Moreover, CWB welding standards also cover the procedures performed by the company, ensuring that the quality of the weld is never compromised. As such, the Bureau provides comprehensive standards pertaining to every welding operation such as preheating, equipment settings, handling base materials, heat input, and so on. All these CWB welding standards must be kept in a data sheet that is submitted to the Bureau to ensure that your parameters adhered to the said standards. All the benefits of CWB requirements will make all the parties happy because they will be updated on the welding procedures that have been certified and approved by the Bureau. It means the welded products are high-quality and meet the stringent standards of CWB.