Q: I've been told that if I weld a 30mm thick fillet weld for a BS EN 287-1 test I will get a range of approval of 5mm and above, is this the best test to take?
A: Not quite, BS EN 287-1 gives you a range of approval of 3mm and above for any fillet weld test piece thickness over 3mm. It sounds like there is some confusion with another standard that offers a similar range of approval but references welding procedure qualifications, not welder qualifications.
Which of the following Lux Readings comply with the requirements of BS EN ISO 17637:2011 for Visual Examination?
A: 350 Lux
B: 400 Lux
C: 500 Lux
D: All the above
A: D-All of the above
Q: Stray Arcs are not permitted in accordance with which of the categories from BS EN ISO 5817?
Both B & C
Q: In our workshop we use fully mechanized and automatic welding/machinery to complete our welds. I need to get my welders/ operators qualified, is the correct standard for this BS EN 287-1?
A: No. When qualifying welders, the emphasis is placed on the welders ability to manually manipulate the electrode/welding torch/welding blow pipe and thereby producing a weld of acceptable quality.
The welding process referred to in BS EN 287-1 includes those fusion processes which are designated as manual or partly mechanized welding. It does not cover fully mechanized and automated welding operator approvals.
The standard that you should be qualifying welding operators to is BS EN ISO 14732.
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