Weld Test Coupon

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Certifying and Qualifying Welding Test Coupons (Pipes and Plates)

Everyday our testing and inspection labs process welding coupons, in the form of pipes and plates for companies who are getting their weld procedures qualified and welders certified. Performing coupon welding tests are perfect for pre-employment screening, ensuring welders can meet the requirements of specific codes/standards and for proper documentation or proof of a welder’s competency. Many companies and industries including contractors, manufacturers, educational institutions, utilities, oil and gas suppliers use our testing facility.

ATS has several options for testing and qualifying coupon specimens. The first option is to ship or drop off your welding coupon. Then, we will perform the requested tests on the specimen per the applicable codes. In our second option, ATS can get more involved in the welder certification process. Your company may choose to send welders to our testing facility. Our CWIs will monitor and observe all stages of the welding process. During observation, we watch for proper set-up and ensure recommended techniques are being followed that should deliver quality workmanship for the utilized weld process (SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW) to meet requested codes and standards. Then, we can test the final product to evaluate the quality of workmanship. ATS also keeps an in-house stock of most common weld test coupons required to take certification tests and can provide them to the welders at a reasonable cost if needed. Our final option is for our CWIs to perform weld inspections and provide assistance on proper welding techniques at your facility or work location.

Instructions for Mailing or Dropping-off Weld Test Coupons:
  • Visit ATS' website and click on the "Test Specimen Shipping Form" found in the footer of any web page.
  • Complete and print the “Test Specimen Shipping Form”, noting the applicable welding code. Include the form in your shipment or dropoff the form with your test specimen.

Schedule Weld Certification, Qualification and Testing:
  • Please call 1-888-287-5227 and request to schedule a welder certification test.
  • You will be connected to one of our professional CWIs to determine the appropriate test procedure and convenient test time.

Applied Technical Services has a wide range of tests that can be performed on welding coupons, pipes or plates.


Testing Capabilities:
  • Bend
  • Load
  • Macro Etching
  • Tensile
  • Macro/Microhardness
  • Hardness
  • Corrosion
  • Chemistry Analysis/PMI
  • Charpy Impact
  • Drop Weight Impact

Inspection Capabilities:
  • Visual Testing
  • Traditional Radiography
  • Computed Digital Radiography
  • Liquid Penetrant
  • Magnetic Particle
  • Ultrasonic