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What is a PQR and why is it important?

The American Welding Society states that before a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) can be drafted, a preliminary set of procedures and materials must be established.

This initial procedure is used to create a series of welds, which are then tested to ensure they meet applicable requirements.




The procedures for creating and testing the sample welds, as well as the final results, are documented on a Procedure Qualification Record, or PQR. If the test results are acceptable, the PQR is approved and can then serve as the foundation on which one or more WPS's are drafted.

In short, a PQR serves as evidence that a given WPS can, in fact, be used to produce an acceptable weld. 

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Watch this VIDEO to discover the easy way to produce PQR's: 

This short video, presented by Antonio Howard, highlights how ProWrite software supports accurately documenting welding related activities to assure the uniform application of generally accepted safe welding practices in the manufacture and fabrication of boilers & pressure vessels. 



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Be sure to download Antonio's article from the February edition of AWS Welding Journal right now, if you would like to learn more from about how CEI helps the Welding Industry year-round!

Wait! Don't miss this free resource!

Weld Toolbox - CAD is a FREE welding joint and weld symbols utility that utilizes design wizards to help you easily document the types of welds, including the weld symbols you need to give your documents a professional appearance. 

This is a stand-alone utility for PC's only that you can use without CAD systems or other engineering software.

Weld Symbols Utility Tool

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What is a WPS and why is it important?

What is a WPQ and why is it important?

Written by Antonio Howard

With his education in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science, Antonio is a valuable part of the CEI team, ensuring that ASME and AWS code changes are reflected in the ProWrite platform. As an AWS Certified Associate Welding Inspector, he has the perfect insight to understand the day to day needs of users in the Fabrication shop.

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