New England NCPWB

New England Chapter 13 of the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau entitles its members access to over 800 welder certifications locally as well as over 10,000 certifications in the national NCPWB welder database. The financial benefits of this are significant for our members; eliminating the needless re-testing of previously qualified welders. Members also have access to more than 100 Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs) that meet the qualification requirements of Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Welder certification is a joint effort between the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau and the United Association. By consolidating our efforts, this has made the qualification process and the maintaining of welders certification records a more cohesive process. The assistance of New England Chapter 13 staff, our chapter technical representative and the consultant services of the national NCPWB office are available to members who have questions regarding welding requirements.

Our Mission:

  • To create a force of welders uniformly trained and qualified following the uniform WPSs, thereby permitting the interchange of such welders between NCPWB members without unnecessary individual duplication of such qualification tests.
  • To assist contractors in providing the owner with quality welding at reduced costs through the use of certified welding.
  • To promote and develop the use of and generally maintain the quality of welding in the piping industry.

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The NCPWB has produced a second video to educate engineers about B31 Piping Codes and how the NCPWB helps contractors meet the codes’ requirements. Click here to view.