Weld Consulting

weld consulting

We are experienced in welding technology, procedures and troubleshooting. We perform design analysis and weld problem solving, ranging from weld overlay design and joint analysis to procedure development and qualification, process and filler-metal selection, to non-conformance, distortion/cracking, and Code compliant resolutions. We also perform failure analysis including fatigue, fracture and corrosion.

The benefits to Weld QA/QC activities include Asset Integrity, Safety of Commissioning and Start-up Schedule and Activities, and Minimum Unplanned Maintenance.

A few examples of our projects include:

Our team includes professional registered welding engineers, welding experts, and AWS certified welding inspectors (CWIs). We take a practical approach when assisting our clients with their welding problems. We also make extensive use of three-dimensional finite element analysis to quantify residual welding stresses, and fatigue strength reduction due to lack of fusion, underpenetration, porosity, inclusions and other imperfections.

We have extensive welding experience, assisting our clients with process, position, joint configuration and weld sequencing – which can drastically reduce the cost of welding. Our talents and expertise cover AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5 to the numerous ASME codes.

  • Weld Porosity
  • Weld Distortions
  • Weld Cracking
  • Fatigue of Welded Joints
  • PWHT / Heat Treatment Issues
  • Corrosion Issues
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Weld Non-conformance
Often, equipment design life is often compromised through inadequate manufacturing processes such as welding, thermal/ transient conditions, and high temperature conditions. At elevated temperatures, creep, and component strains occur, especially in welded connections.

Defects often occur in welded, cast and forged parts. Parts with complex geometries often include crack starters such as metallurgical notch effects. We provide Certified Weld Inspections (CWI) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) to determine quality and serviceability. Read about the various types of NDT.

We are a team of experienced, multi-disciplined engineers, providing clients with support across the spectrum of welding and joining challenges - including code compliance, weld and joint inspection, mechanical testing, and evaluation of welding procedure specifications (WPS), procedure qualification records (PQR), and welder performance qualifications (WPQ). Several team members have published technical reports, developed patents, and have been active in Codes and Standards Committees including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Association for Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Welding Society (AWS). Read our article about managing risk specific to weld failures in Fugitive Emissions Journal.

We have been providing solutions for over 40 years to the aerospace, power generation, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, materials handling, and construction industries.

Learn from the experience of others. Especially when one such “other” is Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE, Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., and ASME “Engineer of the Year” - his 50 years of experience in analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses are now comprised in this volume.

If you are interested learning more in Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!


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