Welding System - EN 15085 and EN 3834 Certification Consultancy

In quality terms, welding is identified as a 'Special Process' in the manufacture of railway vehicles and their components similarly for other products also. But the most important is for the railway and become popular as well as manufacturer's engaged in the railway are demanding for such requirements as an assurance to the welding process. The requirements for this process are described in the standards series EN ISO 3834. This scheme sets the requirements, processes and procedures for assessment of manufacturers of railway vehicles and their components by welding for compliance with and certification in accordance with BS EN 15085-2. The focus areas are as below;

  • Welding procedure qualification test and issue of WPQR is the primary requirements, and
  • Welder or welding operate qualification test and issue certificates

Certified Welding Engineer is one of the requirements for the Organization. As all the system and processes defined in the standard talks about to review and updated by Certified Welding Engineer. Also the WPS and PQR must be in line with the relevant EN standards.

Process followed in certifications

  • Quality System Audit according to ISO 3834 / EN 15085,
  • Review Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR),,
  • Review welder or welding operator qualification,
  • Review visual and NDT inspector qualification,
  • Welding coordinator interview,
  • Check production weld test,
  • Issue EN15085 certificate,

Steps for Welding System Certification Consultancy by Global Manager Group

Punyam.com – Global Manager Group, a Welding System Certification Consultancy company is having vast experience in the implementation of Welding System Certification in mechanical industries. The stages of consultancy are followed as under for the welding system certification of the client, who has taken our services. The stages followed as are as under:

  1. Micro–level survey for each and every department keeping in view of relevant standard such as ISO 3834 as well as relevant series of BS EN 15085.
  2. Preparation of applicable documents required based on detail study of all activities of company.
  3. Training to all levels of employees of Company for Welding system certification requirements,
  4. Review of process and records of WPS, PQR etc. in line with the requirements of relevant test standards,
  5. Helps in effective implementation of system by periodic visit till assessment,
  6. Conduct internal audit to check readiness for the Welding system certification.
  7. Conduct management review meeting in presence of Top Management to guide the Company for effective implementation.
  8. Help during assessment by Certifying body for EN 15085 certification or EN 3834 certification.
  9. Help in closing of non-conformities issued during the assessment.

Benefits for Welding system EN 15085 or EN 3834 certification

Followings are the major benefits of Welding system certification;

  1. Compliance with the customer and legal requirements,
  2. Image as a Quality manufacturer,
  3. Internal benefit in terms of improvement in productivity and reduction in the wastage etc.

Also provides technical helps in EN 15085 consultancy for implementation:

  1. Defining welding procedures,
  2. Defining process control parameters
  3. Defining stage wise quality checks.

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