Welding plays a vital role in the industrial sector in Sri Lanka. Enhancing welding proficiency in the country is essential to cater the requirements of the national and international job markets. The Welder Qualification Facility (WQF) of the NCNDT of Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB) was established in June, 2020 to create internationally accepted welding professionals such as welders, supervisors, inspectors, etc. This well-established WQF consists of calibrated equipment, safety environment, and competent resource personnel with internationally accepted certification schemes such as CWI, CSWIP, etc. This program promotes skilled welders with multiple capacities to upgrade their recognition by obtaining a valid certification.
Internal view of the Welder Qualification Facility
Elaboration of Terms:
WQT : Welder Qualification Test
DT : Destructive Testing
NDT : Non-Destructive Testing