Welding Quality Management

Module of WeldEye Welding Management Software

Accurate welding quality control in real time


In today's world, the demands on constructions have been raised to a new level. With ever larger and more complex projects, how do you confirm welding quality against international standards? Welding procedure specifications (WPS) are the foundation of all quality welding. WeldEye for Welding Quality Management is a universal software solution for verifying welding quality compliance with the WPSs. By collecting welding parameter data digitally from the work stations, the system produces valuable information about basic quality documentation items with traceability down to individual welds. You will also be immediately notified of any welding deviations, which enables real-time quality control and ultimately reduces overhead costs. In addition, the convenient functions for managing welding procedures and personnel qualifications are at your disposal.

Key benefits

Verified WPS compliance

With extensive non-conformance reporting

Reduced repair rates

Due to WPS-compliant welding quality

Decrease in non-welding time

Due to automated heat input calculation

Key applications

Oil rigs

Building steel frames

Pipelines

References

Outotec Turula

Located in Finland, Outotec Turula Oy produces equipment for metallurgic processes and is the largest of the globally operating Outotec's five production facilities with about 60 welders and 25 000 m² premises.

Welltec

Danish Welltec develops and provides well technologies and solutions for the oil and gas industry with the objective of reducing negative enviromental effects with clean technology.

Premekon

Finnish Premekon Oy specializes in the design and manufacture of walkways, and utilizes WeldEye welding management software in order to meet the strict standard requirements of their business.

With WeldEye, we managed to reduce our inspection repair rate from 3.2% to a really excellent level, 1.9%. This improvement of more than 40% further decreases project lead times and brings savings of around €2,000 per welder in each year to come.

Kimmo Liljamaa, CEO, Kavamet-Konepaja

Benefits

  • Reliable verification of full WPS compliance in real time
  • 100% traceability for each weld
  • Suitable for use with welding equipment of any brand
  • Digital data collection enables automated heat input and wire feed calculations, among other things
  • As-built documentation item information about welding quality
  • Automatic non-conformance alerts before and after welding
  • Standard support for global standards
  • Easy-to-use reading device for the welders to use
  • User-friendly dashboard with clear data visualizations
  • Cloud-based software that requires no extra installations and is always up to date when standards are revised
  • Global multi-site management of welding quality via secure cloud service

Functions

Welding Procedures

Includes the digital library and management of pWPS, WPQR and WPS templates in accordance with the main welding standards.

Personnel and Qualifications

Includes the processes to manage and renew qualification certificates for all personnel - both welders and inspectors.

Quality Control

Includes quality verification functionalities with digital WPS and qualification compliance control.

Extensive non-conformance reporting

WeldEye can give you 100% assurance that your welds are always up to global standards. With the help of easy-to-use bar code-reading hardware, WeldEye verifies all welding -related information against the WPS requirements. Any non-conformances, including those related to welding equipment, are reported immediately. The software detects even such welding deviations that could not be caught in NDT inspections.

Reduced repair rates

WeldEye’s automated data collection builds up information on basic quality documentation items as the project progresses and, most importantly, enables early intervention on non-conformances and evaluation of possible welding defects. Repair work can be started immediately, costly rework after project completion can be avoided, and ultimately, quality is improved through increased knowledge. Even a low repair rate can be further reduced by 40%, as proven by the Finnish Kavamet.

Less waiting, more welding

Just by streamlining the process of calculating and reporting heat input, welders can save even 75% of the time spent on non-welding activities. With WeldEye, all you need to do is to enter the weld length into the system, and then continue with your next welding task. When all the necessary data is digitally gathered by the software, you reduce the risk of miscalculations and no longer need an extra person to observe the welding parameters, calculate travel speed or report heat input manually.

Universal solution

WeldEye is a universal solution that is compatible with welding equipment of any brand. This means that you can connect your entire welding fleet to the software to collect welding parameter data via wlan-connected hardware. The cloud-based and web browser-operated software requires no extra installations and can be accessed anywhere with any computer, laptop or mobile device with an internet connection.

Comprehensive data collection

When connected to welding equipment, WeldEye collects welding parameter data (voltage, current, wire feed speed, gas flow), and utilizes the data to calculate heat input and average welding speed. The data is imported straight into the system in digital format. In addition, the welder can use the WeldEye reading device to scan bar-coded information such as welder identity codes, WPS numbers, filler material and shielding gas batches, or even project-specific weld IDs.

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Weldeye - Insight Creates Value

WeldEye is a universal solution to manage welding production. A balanced combination of software, hardware and service, WeldEye creates value through insight into WPS compliant welding quality, personnel qualifications, and much more. It reduces overhead costs by simplifying your documentation process and reducing repair rate. The software is available globally and compatible with any brand's welding equipment. As a cloud service it provides a simple way to control your welding production anywhere in the world, regardless of your location.

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