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NCPWB Technical Bulletin:  Range Qualified Column on Welder Qualification Record – What Does It Mean?

The most misleading statement in the welding industry is that a welder is qualified to follow a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS). A welder is qualified to use a welding process, not a WPS. This article explains what welders are allowed to weld in production based on the test conditions.

NCPWB Technical Bulletin: An Explanation of ASME Section IX Requirements Radiographic Examination for Welds

How to determine the number of test coupons required to meet the minimum weld length for radiographic examination under ASME Section IX.

NCPWB Technical Bulletin: Pipe Welding Basics

The most effective inspection that a contractor can do to protect himself from bad welding is fit-up inspection, and this article explains why.

NCPWB Technical Bulletin: Do You Know Your P-Number?

P-number is a numbering system used by ASME for grouping materials of similar weldability so that Code users don’t have to qualify every material that is being welded.

Of Interest
New NCPWB Technical Bulletin Explains What Welders Are Allowed to Weld in Production Based on the Test Conditions

The National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) has released a new Technical Bulletin that explains what welders are allowed to weld in production based on the test conditions.

Many employees are more comfortable using their own mobile devices on the job. MCAA’s Bring Your Own Device – Is It Right for Your Company? explores the advantages and disadvantages of a bring your own device (BYOD) policy to help mechanical contractors decide whether to adopt such a policy. It’s just one of MCAA’s educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership.

The MCA of Chicago elected Jim Jacobsen, Jr., of DePue Mechanical, Inc.as its president during the association’s June 16, 2022, annual meeting. Jim is taking over from past president Charlie Usher of Ideal Heating Company.

MCAA’s Safety Statistics & Awards program recognized 90 MCAA members’ safety performance in 2021. All applicants received a valuable benchmarking report that will allow them to compare their own 2021 incidence rates with the aggregate rates of the other participating MCAA companies overall, those in the same size category, and with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incidence rates. Those who qualified also received a certificate of commendation. Congratulations to all!

Immediate Stop Use/Recall – Select 3M Shock Absorbing Lanyards

3M has notified the industry of a potential manufacturing issue that could result in some lanyards not performing properly in the event of a fall. This could result in severe injury or death. Select 3M™ DBI-SALA® ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards are impacted and should be removed from service. See the recall notice for details and information about replacements.

More workers are killed or injured in and around excavations than in any other phase of construction work. MCAA and safety partner CNA offer resources that reinforce the importance of trench protective systems to keep your team safe during Trench Safety Stand-Down Week June 20 – 24, 2022 and every day.

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NCPWB Benefits of Membership

NCPWB Networking
Network on Technical Issues

Network with pipe welding contractors, United Association folks, and welding experts. Nationally or as a member of one of our NCPWB Chapters.

NCPWB Technical Resources
Resources on Pipe Welding

Everything from lists of Certified Welders to technical resources and bulletins. NCPWB is focused solely on Pipe Welding, so if you’re in the business, you need to belong.

NCPWB Technical Support
Code Compliance And Technical Support

Confused about compliance? Have questions about the NCPWB WPSs and BPSs? We’ll connect you to the right person for everything NCPWB.

National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB)

Are you a contractor looking to learn more about how NCPWB tools can help ensure that your company’s piping installations meet or exceed what is required by the codes and state regulations? Would you like to reduce your liability risks? This video is for you!

ASME B31 Piping Codes – An Engineer’s Guide

Are you an engineer looking to optimize your interactions with the contractors who install your systems? This video provides insights into piping fabrication, installation, examination and testing to help you deliver systems that provide long-lasting, trouble-free service at the lowest possible cost.