The next evolution in weld repair management for the Mining Industry.

 We have developed a complete integrated repair framework that is purpose built for mine sites which we call AICARM – Asset Inspection, Condition Assessment and Repair Management. WQMS has used a pragmatic and practical approach that is customised for the mining industry. We have used the fundamentals of welding metallurgy, fatigue crack theory and repair welding expertise to simplify and demystify the weld repair management process. 

We know where the industry is now.

We know what is possible and achievable.

We know the mining industry’s objectives, systems and people.

And we understand the challenges and constraints it faces.

We know how to get results.

Asset

Inspection

Condition 

Assessment

Repair

Management 

Problem

Poor weld repairs are costing the mining industry millions due to rapid recracking. This results in

  • increased repair costs,
  • snowballing cracking issues,
  • increased risk of failure, and
  • reduced asset life

Causes

Fundamentally, the mining industry has set a low “benchmark” for weld repairs. But why is it like this?

  1. Lack of in-house technical knowledge/expertise
  2. Inadequate welder skills
  3. Difficulty in knowing what benchmarks to use
  4. Don’t know how to effectively manage the repair process
  5. Constraints and Limitations

Solution

The WQMS solution is a combination of:

  • A customised expert system
  • Delivering technical capability
  • Ensuring welder competence
  • A quality system to manage compliance
  • Inspection and Supervision providing confidence in the repair quality

Reduced issues with re-cracking of prior repairs

Reduced total life cracking issues = lower inspection costs and lower repair costs

Increased effective asset life

Reduce component replacement costs by safely repairing “non-repairable” and “critical” components

Confidence that repairs will be carried out correctly

Empowered staff

The WQMS Difference

We have expert knowledge and experience in Metallurgy, Welding, Fatigue Cracking and Failure Analysis.

Knowing what to do is just one part of the equation. We have practical welding experience of doing repairs on all manner of equipment, which we use to ensure that repairs are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Pragmatic Approach

We understand that there are often constraints and limitations on what can be achieved. We work with our clients to ensure the best possible outcomes for their repairs. We know what is important and how to make concessions when necessary.

We have expert knowledge and experience in Metallurgy, Welding, Fatigue Cracking and Failure Analysis.

Knowing what to do is just one part of the equation. We have practical welding experience of doing repairs on all manner of equipment, which we use to ensure that repairs are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Pragmatic Approach

We understand that there are often constraints and limitations on what can be achieved. We work with our clients to ensure the best possible outcomes for their repairs. We know what is important and how to make concessions when necessary.

The WQMS Concept

The WQMS philosophy is the core of how we work. We believe effective repairs are achieved using customised blend of quality systems, welding parameters, repair methodology, and inspection/supervision.

Summary of services

Crack Repair Solutions

 

Providing solutions for chronic and/or severe cracking issues in all equipment. We provide the technical detail and support, and work with your preferred welding supplier to ensure you get the best repair outcome.

Don’t throw critical components such as steering arms and wheel motor frames away because they have cracks in them. We can repair them and ensure that they are safe and fit for extended service.

In order to get the job done right, sometimes it is necessary to have an expert welding supervisor on hand in order to advise on the repair and monitor the work done by the welding crew. And if you have no procedures and no welder competency tests, then sometimes your welding supervisor is all you can rely on.

Want to know the current state of your business in terms of how weld repairs are handled? We can provide an audit process so that you have a clear understanding of where your business is now, and what can be done to get you to the next level. WQMS can also audit your welding contractors to ensure that they are delivering the service you require.

Want to know the current state of your business in terms of how weld repairs are handled? We can provide an audit process so that you have a clear understanding of where your business is now, and what can be done to get you to the next level. WQMS can also audit your welding contractors to ensure that they are delivering the service you require.

WQMS provide a range of training and coaching services. Our half day welding awareness training will take your staff to the next level. We can also provide focussed training for your welders, teach them new techniques and upskill, and enable them to pass their welder competency test piece.

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