CSA W178.1 Welding Inspection Organizations Company Certification

This standard is specifically designed for any organization providing non-destructive inspection services and/or mechanical testing services to any industry segment. Companies who wish to be certified under CSA W178.1 are required to have Inspector Supervisor Personnel, certified Visual Welding Inspectors and certified NDE Personnel.

Certification can be sought in one or more of the following inspection methods:

  • Visual examination
  • Radiographic examination
  • Ultrasonic examination
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Liquid penetrant testing
  • Eddy current testing
  • Alternating current field measurement (ACFM)

Certification can be sought in one or more of the following mechanical testing of welds methods:

  • Mechanical testing
  • Chemical testing
  • Metallographic examination
  • Positive material identification (PMI)

Certification can be sought in one or more of the following product categories:

  • Buildings, bridges, industrial structures, machinery, cranes, rail and road vehicles
  • Ships and floating marine structures
  • Mobile drilling units and steel fixed offshore structures
  • Industrial pipe
  • Pipelines and piping
  • Pressure vessels, boilers, and heat exchangers
  • Storage tanks