ISO 3834-2

Comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding

ISO 3834-2 - Comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding

Welding is a special process, and as a consequence, we have supplemented the standard quality system represented by ISO 9001 with the comprehensive welding requirements of ISO 3834-2.

ISO 3834-2 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials, Part 2, Comprehensive quality requirements” is the most stringent section of the standard, and requires holders of certification to employ welding engineering support qualified to European welding engineer level. At Arc Energy, we have two European welding engineers, with two more in development. In 2012, Alan Robinson was named European Welding Co-ordinator of the Year by the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF).

Welding exerts a significant influence upon the cost of manufacture and quality of a product. It is important, therefore, to ensure that the welding process is carried out in the most effective manner and that appropriate control is applied to all aspects of the operation.