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International Welding Specialist

International Welding Specialist

(OP)
Hi,

I recently sat 6 exams for my International Weld Specialist (IIW) certification and failed 1 module which was the metallurgy module. I was semi confident I had answered enough to get the pass rate marks but unfortunately was not. The teacher I had didn't have much knowledge on the international standard as he predominantly only taught AS1796 Ticket 10 welding supervisor.

Can anyone put me on the right track to some good references, websites or books to help study for a resit on the Metallurgy in welding module?

Cheers Jackson

RE: International Welding Specialist

Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist....ASM International

Good reference. They also have seminars on the subject but they are expensive

RE: International Welding Specialist

Where (i.e. which country, or to which institute) did you do your exam? I have done IWT some 10 years, and gave some classes to IWS-students last few years, also on metallurgy.
The book itself isn't bad (Im in NL), but it lacks coherence on some aspects to understand how things interact, therefore helping to see the bigger picture.

Huub

RE: International Welding Specialist

(OP)
Thanks for your replies.
XL83NL, I am studying in Australia, we never received text books or any sorts on the subjects only code books for the relevant codes we also did exams for.

Cheers Jackson

RE: International Welding Specialist

Hi Jackson,

Well given that you have passed 5 out 6 exams without a textbook, I imagine you can get the metallurgical exam if you have the exam book to prepare for.
I do have several copies (both Dutch, German, English), but they're all copyright protected a copy, so I can thelp you with that.

Would you be able to contact one of the wleding institutes and ask them if you could purchase a copy?

Huub

RE: International Welding Specialist

(OP)
XL83NL, this is the response I was given when asking about textbooks of nature:
Weld Australia provides notes to their student covering the slides used to deliver the training course. I don't know what documentation (hidden name) provided for the course. Speak with him to see if he has information he can give you.

Is there a source I can purchase the copy you have off? Or would it only be available to students enrolled in the course?

RE: International Welding Specialist

The way I see IWS, and the way we provide it to stduents, the books are the essential parts as those contain all knowledge, and are the basis for the exam. How can you prepare for an exam without a book covering the relevant literature?

Huub

RE: International Welding Specialist

(OP)
Totally agree mate, never thought about it while doing the course but makes complete sense.

As above do you know a source I could potentially purchase a copy of the metallurgy textbook you were referring to?

RE: International Welding Specialist

Pff, good question. Id contact IIW and pose them with your situation. I don't know the exact details of the course you did, maybe the books weren't included for some reason (strange though, how could one else prepare for an exam?), but in general all IWS courses offered (whether it be in NL, DE, IT, etc.) follow the IIW guidelines. As such, I think they should be able to help.

Huub

RE: International Welding Specialist

Vol, 1 of the AWS Welding Handbook should help you.

RE: International Welding Specialist

ASM is offering OOnline course " Metallurgy for NonMetallurgists" at a discounted price of 900USD along with a book of thee same title, authored by a prominent member in ET. Worth your money if you can join.

RE: International Welding Specialist

@arunmrao....exactly. I have the book. It's pretty good.

RE: International Welding Specialist

Another vote for:



As I'm also doing my part of the IIW courses, I can say that all countries are audited and should offer the same level of "service" to their clients (= the students).
Normally, each teacher has to meet the education goals of each module, by both his verbal course and by means of documentation.
This is in most cases at least a powerpoint presentation, however most of them write a separate course document in addition to the presentation or the teacher hands out copies of relevant texts.
The basic (but complete) course handbook however you will find in the GSI-SLV course documents for each training (here: IWS). These are the minimum that you should have received in the beginning of this course. In Europe (but this should be the same everywhere) these are the famous 4 binders for the 4 chapters of the IWS course (welding processes, metallurgy, design, and Quality/NDT/...)

RE: International Welding Specialist

Welding Metallurgy by George Linnert.

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