Weld Testing Services

SGS MSi performs weld testing services to a wide variety of manufacturing clients.  Whether a weld procedure qualification test or welder qualification testing, SGS MSi has a 10,000 sq. ft. machine shop fully equipped to handle any size weld coupon. The following are the weld tests and weld department capabilities offered by SGS MSi:

  • Welding Qualification Test
  • Welder Qualification Testing
  • Welding Certification Testing
  • ASME Section IX Weld Testing
  • Weld Procedure Qualification Testing


Weld Test Machine Shop

Our machine shop has eight band saws with the ability to section all sizes of weld coupons. We have sectioned a 28” diameter, 3” thick wall, type 304 stainless steel piping coupon for a nuclear application. Once sectioned, we have three CNC turning centers, three CNC milling centers and three 3-axis surface grinders to machine bend tests, Tensile tests or Charpy Impact tests. Having multiple pieces of machining equipment ensures rapid test turn-around in critical situations.

When a weld test requires outside inspection, the testing process is much more critical, involving extremely tight scheduling and attention to details.  It is this type of critical testing where our services are recognized as superior to other metal testing laboratories.  Having a full second shift for our machine shop and mechanical testing lab allows us to complete testing in less than half the time of other laboratories.

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