Welding organization CWB Group launches hydrostatic testing program
- December 10, 2019
The CWB Group's education arm (CWB Education) has launched the first Canada-focused Hydrostatic Testing program, beginning in January, 2020.
The program will be offered at the welding organization's new training facility in Edmonton, AB.
Delivered over a three-day period, the program provides a comprehensive review of hydrostatic theory enhanced with in-class applications. The new HTC program is essential for all personnel involved in the planning, execution, and inspection of hydrostatic testing to ensure that all involved parties have the same baseline training and safety protocols across Canada.
Scott Blackburn, welding quality supervisor at Atco Gas and Pipelines Ltd., recognizes the benefits of the HTC program and has used the new Acorn program successfully at his company.
“As a front-line supervisor, I’m asked to assess worker competence. CSA Z662 requires that pressure tests are conducted under the direction of competent personnel (qualified, trained, and experienced to perform the required duties.) HTC effectively closes the loop specifically on qualification and training- this allows me to make the right decisions when evaluating my people’s competence."
Having personnel trained on Canadian standards ensures that a consistent level of training and safety protocols are implemented across the board, streamlining the process at an organizational level.
The three-day course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of hydrostatic testing, followed by an open-book exam to test knowledge of the course material. Each participant will receive detailed course materials with figures, tables, charts and handy hints that will be beneficial even after the course.
CWB Education is Canada’s leading educational resource for welding, non-destructive testing/evaluation training and provides training to Canadian welding inspectors and supervisors while being the only national body accredited to issuing qualifications for welding engineers.