NEWS | September 27, 2021

Webinar Recording: Responding to Weld Flaws and Defects - From Preliminary Design to Forensic Investigation


A recording of this webinar is now available.

Metal welds join our built world together. Whether on structures, tanks, pipelines, piping, pressure vessels, ships, or machinery, most welds perform adequately most of the time. But problems do arise. A defect is reported by an inspector. There's a technical disagreement about a weld’s fitness for service. Or an in-service failure occurs. These problems affect budget, schedule, and -- most importantly -- safety.

In this webinar, WJE engineer Steven Altstadt provides a high-level description of best practices spanning the entire life cycle of a weld, from responding to existing problems to proactively mitigating potential problems. Using case studies, this webinar helps project managers, asset integrity managers, and non-technical decision makers navigate common problems and solution options. 

By the end of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Identify common types of weld flaws and defect types,
  • Compare mitigation options during design and fabrication,
  • Describe fitness for service assessments, and
  • Explore techniques for forensic investigation