Dissimilar Welds

Not only one of the most difficult welded specimens to produce, dissimilar welds are also one of the most challenging to examine with ultrasound.

We have developed procedures to overcome these challenges and produce high quality specimens with accurate flaws. Our team has both the experience and capability to manufacture either an individual specimen or a set, which can be customized to your specific requirements.

Our dissimilar welds are recommended for:

  • Advanced training and qualifications
  • Performance demonstrations
  • Flaw detection
  • Flaw sizing
  • Complex weld geometries
  • Exotic materials
  • Procedure and equipment qualification

We have a choice of three materials for our dissimilar welds:

  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Other alloys

Our dissimilar welds suitable for the following method:

  • Ultrasonic testing

Each document package contains:

  • CAD generated as-built drawing
  • Flaw size statement(s)
  • NDE inspection reports
  • Material certificates
  • Weld log and consumable certificates
  • QA release note

We have the following optional extras available:

  • Radiographs
  • Flaw photograph(s) and tracing(s)
  • Relevant calibration block(s)
  • Lockable storage crate

Example cross section of a dissimilar weld specimen:

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