Welding Procedure Development for Non-Welding Engineers

Step-by-step process used by Welding Engineers to develop WPSs


Learn and follow the process used by welding engineers to developed welding procedures

Not being a welding engineer is not an excuse for shortcuts.  The principles needed to properly develop a welding procedure are clearly explained in this publication.  The intent is to provide the knowledge necessary to make the right selection of the many different welding variables.  It has been written in order to for anyone, regardless of level of education, to be able to use it.  This guide clearly explains the effects of welding variables including, but not limited to:

  • Amperage
  • Voltage
  • Filler metal selection
  • Travel Speed
  • Travel and Work Angle
  • Shielding Gas
  • Welding Process
  • Welding Position
  • Joint Types
  • Preheat (when to preheat and to what temperature)
  • Interpass Temperature
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • And many more

Understand how every section of the WPS affects quality and productivity and select the right values for all variables

This guide takes you step-by-step by all the sections of a welding procedure specification and helps you choose the best values for each.  And understanding of how the values or ranges you select for your WPS affect quality is important.  You will learn these effects by the detailed explanations provided which are supported by images of welds when these variables change.


Many other topics are covered, including following codes and standards, welding procedure qualification and how to look at certificates of conformance to make the right filler metal selection.