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What is a WPS and why is it important?

If you are in the Welding business you clearly know that a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) is a document to guide the effective creation of a weld that meets all applicable code requirements and production standards.




The WPS contains details that are necessary to create the desired weld. This includes information such as base metal grade, filler metal classification, amperage range, shielding gas composition, and pre-heat and interpass temperatures. 


Watch this video to discover the fastest way to produce WPS's: 

The traditional way to produce a WPS would be to search through legacy documents or code books, we have even created a post to distill some of this data so you can use this helpful link to manually look-up the "P numbers" and "F numbers" or alternatively you can watch the video below that shows how to create a WPS in ProWrite in under 90 seconds?

It is your choice but we think you'd rather be welding than looking up tables in code books!


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If you’d like to learn more from Antonio about how CEI helps the Welding Industry year-round, be sure to download his article from the February edition of AWS Welding Journal right now!


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

Follow along the rest of the series

What is a PQR 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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