WJMG Updated COVID-19 Policies

November 16, 2020

Due to COVID projections, WJMG will cease non-essential personnel inside the office areas and on-site NDT training will be postponed until further notice. Watch for new online videos coming soon.

We are open for Welder Tests and Certifications, but they must be scheduled by 3:00pm the proceeding day to assure testing space and personnel. If you can perform the witnessed  welded samples at your shop, we have reinstated our Welder Test Drop off stations in the WJMG parking lot. Samples dropped off MUST be accompanied by the proper paperwork to be tested and/or certified. Download here ...

Calibration and Instrument Validations can still be dropped off at the front office, appointments are strongly recommended for expedited returns. Please call 303-451-6759 to arrange for the WJMG staff to meet you at the door to receive your equipment. Download work order here ...

WJMG is implementing these precautions to help slow the spread and get Colorado back to work as soon as possible.

Stay well, we will get through this together.

- Jesse

If You Have Been Furloughed ... Beef Up Your Skills

Immediate Scenario: The job-site has been shut down, and you are out of work, possibly for more than a month.

Temporary Solution: The government sent out a one-time, $1200 relief check, and is extended unemployment benefits.  This will help a little, in the short term. While most of us will be able to go back to work after the pandemic has passed, whenever that may be, many will not have a job to return to. 

Preparing for the Future:  The stark reality is that many companies and employees have not prepared well enough to survive beyond the current economic downturn. Many employees have maintained the status quo of their skill set, it had always been good-enough in the past.

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Why Employers Certify NDT Technicians

Why Should Employers Certify NDT TechniciansThe following is a step-by-step guide to “Why Certify Your NDT Technicians”.  WJMG provides training, consulting web-based exam preps and study guide programs and Level III services to companies that certify their NDT personnel.  Welding codes and standards require NDT to be performed by qualified, trained and certified personnel.

The NDT procedures as described in the welding codes have been used for many years and provide reasonable assurances of weld integrity.  Users of the code may consider each method capable of detecting all unacceptable weld discontinuities.  Users who rely on the welding codes should be familiar with all the limitations of the NDT methods, particularly, the ability to detect and characterize planar discontinuities.  The limitations of each method are described in the Employer’s Written Practice.

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How to Certify Your NDT Inspection Personnel

SNT TC A1 Training and Certification requires very specific studyingIn accordance with AWS, AISC, ASME, API, NAS

Step 1 Written Practice - Employer

Each Company shall prepare and sign-off on a “Written Practice” for qualification and certification of NDT Personnel in accordance with the welding codes.

The Written Practice shall comply with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Document Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A Guidelines. The recommended Written Practice shall be accepted and approved by a company official and the Level III.

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What is SNT-TC-1A, And Why it Matters in NDT

Overview of SNT-TC-1A - Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing

SNT TC-1A, Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing, 2015 Edition, is a recommended practice developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and updated annually, that provides guidelines for employers establishing an in-house certification program for nondestructive examination. SNT TC-1A has been widely used by employers as a framework for in-house NDT certification programs since 1966 and is reviewed every five years.

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