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X-ray Inspection Coordinator Earns AWS Certified Welding Inspector

A nondestructive testing employee at Laboratory Testing Inc. has earned the AWS Certified Welding Inspector certificate. Responsibilities as a CWI will include inspecting the quality of the metal joining work submitted by customers for Welder Qualification and Welding Procedure Qualification.

Philadelphia, PA, June 17, 2015 --( Kevin Hockings, X-ray Inspection Coordinator at Laboratory Testing Inc., has been certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) as a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Hockings has successfully completed the required written and practical examinations and complied with all requirements of AWS QC1, Standard of American Welding Society Certification. The certification enables him to perform weld inspections and related activities as described by AWS D1.1, which applies to structural steel.

The materials and nondestructive testing services provided by Laboratory Testing Inc. are performed to ensure the quality, reliability and safety of metals, polymers and other materials used in construction or product manufacturing. When used in critical applications such as aircraft, bridges, buildings, vehicles and much more, parts are often assembled with welds, so it is also imperative to know that the welds will hold up and are safe for their intended use. The CWI has a crucial role in assuring that welds will be prepared by qualified and verified welders.

Laboratory Testing Inc. is an accredited, independent materials testing, nondestructive testing and calibration laboratory. As a certified welding inspector in a test laboratory environment, Kevin is responsible for inspecting the quality of the metal joining work submitted by customers for Welder Qualification and Welding Procedure Qualification. With his background in the nondestructive testing area of Laboratory Testing Inc., he will perform visual inspections of weld samples to ensure that the weld joint meets all requirements as stated in a specification or other customer requirements. In addition, he will confirm other Nondestructive testing methods are performed to requirements, identify necessary repairs or corrections, conduct post weld heat treatment to verify proper heating method and temperature recording, and handle qualification records.

AWS administers internationally recognized certification programs for the welding industry. Their certification exams are conducted in locations around the world, including 550 U.S. sites and 40 countries each year. The AWS Certified Welding Inspector program began in 1976 and is just one of their internationally recognized accreditations.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, or 800-219-9095.
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