ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now offers certified Welding Procedure Qualification Records (WPQR) for MIG/MAG and MMA welding to assist fabricators in complying with the requirements of EN 1090, the European standard governing the execution of steel and aluminium structures.
As of 1 July 2014, EN 1090 replaces all national standards and requires manufacturers of structural work made from steel or aluminium in all EU countries to conform to this new quality standard. ESAB helps fabricators reduce the time and expense of achieving qualified weld production processes with tested and approved WPQRs from which users can create the necessary Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) required to obtain certification under EN 1090.
ESAB has applied its expertise in developing qualified Welding Procedure Qualification Records that cover consumables commonly used in structural steel fabrication, including solid metal wires, flux-cored wires and metal-cored wires such as OK AristoRod 12.50, OK Autrod 12.51, and Coreweld 46LS. ESAB’s WPQRs cover all inverter-based and digital chopper series machines it currently offers, including Origo Mig, Aristo Mig and Warrior models and can be applied to many machines which are already in use.
ESAB’s WPQRs are approved for steel constructions (EN 1090-2) of Execution Class (EXC) 2. They are fully certified by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland. ESAB’s WPQRs are tailored to the application, so fabricators need only purchase the WPQR required for their specific job. ESAB offers a choice of filler metal-specific WPQRs, as well as the complete WPQR package. A WPQR is purchased once and can be used multiple times.
For more information on ESAB’s EN 1090 offering, including instructions on how to order WPQRs, visit www.esab.com/EN1090.