WeldOffice® WPQ

WPQ    Industry Standard Welding Personnel Software

WeldOffice® WPQ - Welder Performance Qualification

Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ) document creation and management is simple, fast and accurate with automatic code checking and links to code related software modules. 

Unmatched Superior Code Compliance

Only C-spec's WeldsOffice® offers code compliance and code rules verification supported by active code committee members.   Your welder qualification documents will be instantly recognized as a code compliant industry standard.

Standard Features

  • Universal WPQ multi-process forms supporting multiple codes, including ASME IX, ISO 9606, AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.4, D1.5, D1.6, D9.1, API 1104 and other
  • User enable/disable code checking for ASME IX, AWS D1.1 and ISO 9606
  • Multiple processes (up to three) on a single document sheet
  • Includes SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW, PAW, ESW, EGW, OFW processes
  • Supports groove welds, fillet welds, overlays and stud welding
  • Material tables containing over 6,000 items including base metal, welding electrode, welding rod and welding wire
  • Generates welder qualification records automatically
  • Manages welder qualification maintenance, extension and renewal
  • Code selectable and/or user defined expiration period cycles
  • Automatic notification of expiration dates
  • Expiration dates summary reports
  • Welder history database with record of welder activities
  • Welders photo database for inclusion on qualification record
  • Links to WeldOffice® welding procedure management system
  • Unlimited searching and filtering capabilities
  • English and metric units
  • User defined multi-level security access
  • Electronic signatures
  • Secure, scanned signatures database
  • Three (3) user network license
Checks the code for you... consistently ... accurately

WeldOffice® code checking makes sure your WPQ complies with ASME IX, AWS D1.1, or ISO 9606.  Additionally, by supplying information straight out of the code, WeldOffice® keeps you from having to search through the code for requirements, interpret the code and risk making a mistake. You can enable or disable this feature when complying with specifications that supercede the requirements of the code.

Generate WPQ record fast ... automatically

WeldOffice® automatically enters the qualified ranges.  You can also create and save standard tests (or templates) which you can re-use to create new WPQ’s on the fly, simply by selecting welder’s name or welder’s ID from the database. You can also clone an existing WPQ and edit its date and welder information.

History Log and Qualification Maintenance

WeldOffice® includes a welder history/maintenance log, enabling you to record tests and production welds that welders took or made. The software uses this log to automatically update the expiration dates of welder performance qualification records. You can then ensure you only use qualified welders by using the program's powerful and flexible search routines to specify procedures or any parameters which must be met for future production welds. The software will sort welder records and present you only with welders who are qualified to make such welds. Any lists of welders will optionally be ordered so that the welders with the earliest expiration dates are at the top of the list. This way you can make maximum use of qualification periods. The software can optionally perform a search automatically on startup to give you a list of welders due to expire in a predefined period. This level of management of your welder/welding operator performance qualification records can save you thousands of dollars in preventing unnecessary qualification tests.

Minimizes Typing

WeldOffice® reduces the amount of typing to an absolute minimum. You select data from a list instead of having to retype the same information. You can customize most drop down menus up front or on-the-fly while filling out the forms.  You can store and reuse any custom notes without retyping with a single click.

Universal Forms 

WeldOffice® satisfies the needs of organizations working with multiple codes and standards. In the real world, piping and other pressure retaining components are supported by structures that have different design requirements as well as different qualification requirements. With the universal WeldOffice® forms, there is no need to keep separate formats for ASME, AWS or EN/ISO documents.

Dynamic Forms Layout ...

WeldOffice® WPQ contains all ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1 as well as ISO 9606 variables and test requirements.  Based on the code selection folowed by process selection, only the applicable items are displayed dynamically on the screen and printed on the forms.

Up to 3 Welding Processes per WPQ

WeldOffice® automatically creates
GTAW welder performance qualification record
SMAW welder performance qualification record
GMAW welder performance qualification record
FCAW welder performance qualification record
PAW welder performance qualification record
SAW welder performance qualification record
EGW welder performance qualification record
ESW welder performance qualification record
OFW welder performance qualification record
FLSP welder performance qualification record
PSP welder performance qualification record
and welder performance qualification records combining welding processes, up to three (3) per WPQ document.

Filler metals and Base metals

The fully searchable databases for filler metals and base metals have over 6,000 code classified materials. With the powerful searching, sorting, and filter functions designed in our databases, finding the information you need is fast and easy even if you have only minimal information about the materials you are using. Once the welding electrode, welding rod, welding wire or base metal is found, WeldOffice® will put all of the information straight onto the forms such as:

  • P-numbers
  • Group numbers
  • F-numbers
  • A-numbers
  • ISO 15608 Group Numbers
Pipe Schedules

Nominal pipe size, pipe schedule, diameters and wall thickness are automatically selected from the applicable tables with a single mouse click.