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Welds Worthy of Third-Party Approval

The requirement from customers for third-party CWI-certification has been growing consistently in recent years due to education and due to education and the engineering industry’s desire for reduced risk in the initial fabrication. While it does take extra time to schedule an inspector for an on-site evaluation, more and more customers are requiring it as a step in the process to confirm the integrity of their chemical storage buildings. Often, a CWI evaluation is stand-alone and requires no other inspection from our client, however, some clients will utilize a third-party inspection prior to their own inspection.

Meet Michael Dixon, CWI/CWE

Dixon is a certified welding educator and inspector (CWI/CWE). He works for third-party welding quality inspection service, PIT Instruction & Training, to ensure our buildings’ welds meet high-quality standards. Dixon inspects and marks each weld in a building frame to make certain it meets the customer’s contract specifications, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) codes, American Welding Society (AWS) standards, and any other quality standards requested.

Our Welders Are Top of Their Class

Inspections, like those from Dixon, are a service our team is happy to provide any time they are requested. Each of our buildings begins with a welded frame. Because of this, our reputation is on the line with every building we ship out.

At, U.S. Chemical Storage, we strive for the total elimination of imperfections such as:

  • weld spatter
  • incomplete weld penetration
  • weld cracks and porosity
  • undercuts
Any of these imperfections could lead to rust, corrosion, and structural issues in the future. Because we stand on the integrity of our product, all U.S. Chemical Storage welders have an American Welding Society (AWS) certification. This dedication to using experienced, certified fabricators is one of the things that sets us apart from many companies in the industry.

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