Welder Management System, from Computer Engineering Inc., Blue Springs, Mo., monitors each welder's record to avoid unnecessary testing and requalification. Professional guidelines require that when welders have not welded with a process for 6 months, the qualification for that process expires and they must be retested. The program keeps qualification logs, as well as rejection rate logs for all types of welding processes and inspections. "It makes sure no one expires," says sales manager David Craig. The program costs $495 for a single user version or $895 for unlimited users at a single location.
More information is at www.computereng.com.new version of software that manages the qualifications of welders working on pressure vessels and lines has been released and now incorporates welding codes used in structural work as well.