Weld testing is a type of testing used to ensure the quality and integrity of welded joints in materials such as metals, plastics, and composites. Welding is a process of joining two or more pieces of material together by melting and fusing them, and it is commonly used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, transportation and aerospace.

There are several different types of weld testing methods, including visual inspection, non-destructive testing, and destructive testing. Visual inspection involves inspecting the weld visually to identify any defects, such as cracks or porosity. Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods use various techniques such as x-rays, ultrasonic waves, and magnetic particle inspection to inspect the weld for defects without damaging the material. Destructive testing involves cutting out and testing a sample of the welded joint to measure its strength and other properties.

The type of weld testing method used depends on the requirements of the application, the materials being welded, and the industry standards and regulations. Proper weld testing is critical to ensuring the safety and reliability of the welded joint, and it is essential in industries where failure of a welded joint could result in catastrophic consequences. By evaluating the quality of welded joints through testing, manufacturers and inspectors can identify and address any issues before the component or structure is put into service.

Xenogenesis’ Certified Weld Inspectors (CWI) can determine if welding procedures and welders are qualified in accordance with applicable codes and standards. Our firm understands the importance of having certified and skilled welders to assist with your budget and successful completion of your project. Xenogenesis examines and documents a welder’s ability to create welds of acceptable quality while following a defined welding procedure. Xenogenesis can provide you with the following services:

Tension Test Macroetch for Weld Size Welder Coupon Testing
WPS, WPQR & PQR Prequalified Welding Procedures (WPS) Welder Qualifications
Guided Bend Testing Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) 1–4G, 1–5F, 5–6G, 6GR & Decking

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We offer welder services compliant with many different industry standards and codes to include:

Testing Standard Testing Codes
API – American Petroleum Institute 1104 (Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities)
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers BPVC Section V, B31.1, B31.3, & Section IX
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials A6, A36, A572
AWS – American Welding Society D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.4, D1.5, & D1.6
Client Specific Customized Test Services
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Xenogenesis, LLC (Xenogenesis) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) firm that has serviced the southeastern US for over 20 years and offers a full range of testing and inspection services. NDT methods include radar imaging, visual inspection, ultrasonic testing, penetrant testing, radiography, magnetic particle testing, positive material identification (PMI), and many others. Our team has extensive experience in radar imaging (GPR), non-destructive testing, inspection, and project management. Xenogenesis’ experience allows our team to work closely with your company and identify the best approach for your project.

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