With Smart Welding Manager, you can improve productivity in welding management processes by 20% or more. Sounds like a tall claim and hard to believe, doesn't it? If you were able to easily Store and maintain all your welding procedures & drawings, including their revisions in online libraries; Make sure obsoleted and superseded versions are not accessible; Manage welders, their qualifications, expiry of certifications, welding procedures they are qualified to; Manage the machines, their calibrations, welding procedures they are qualified to; Maintain an inventory of materials, welding consumables and the MTCs in online libraries; Manage all welds by projects; Browse through all...
If your weld management software is giving you a competitive business advantage with the least amount of resources possible, by all means investing in another software would not make much sense. On the other hand, if we say that you can –
- 20% – Improve your productivity by up to 20% or more OR
- MOBILITY – Access the system from wherever you are OR
- ISO 9001/ISO 3834-2 – Get your system compliant to the international standards OR
- 40% – Save as much as 40% on the cost of a similar product in the market,
Smart Welding Manager is a production welding management software application for weld mapping, weld tracking and full traceability. It is a comprehensive software designed specifically for owners, large contractors and fabrication companies to comply with code requirements, client specifications and also for certification to ISO 3834-2. Major EPC contractors to small fabrication shops use Smart Welding Manager. It is available in both cloud hosted software as a service and as on-premises installation.
As welding is a special process, it requires continuous control and that specified procedures and instructions are followed. Increasingly, fabricators are being encouraged to embrace the ISO 3834 Quality Management system standard as a means of establishing confidence in their fabrication & welding operations.
Record keeping in demonstrating QA/QC compliance for welding requires a contractor to provide complete traceability. Weld mapping is the process of assigning information to a weld joint to enable easy identification of its
• design (joint type, welding procedure, qualification records)
• production (welders, their qualifications, continuity records, date welded),
• quality (visual inspection, Non-destructive testing) and
• traceability (heat numbers of materials joined & welding consumables)
• pictorial identification to represent the location of the weld on the fabrication drawing
The record keeping system has to be user friendly, reliable, accurate and should be able to produce reports on demand. Smart Welding Manager ticks all these boxes. The main drivers of the need for such a software are governments and companies that are investing huge amounts of money in critical infrastructure like oil & gas installations, chemical plants, bridges, stadiums, etc. Naturally, they want their contractors to be able to demonstrate compliance to specifications and submit records that would stand scrutiny of auditing.
There are at least 4 features none of our competitors’ products have:
1. Pictorial weld mapping – the ability to upload drawings, open them up and annotate on them, transfer annotation bubbles when revising a drawing, render annotated drawings one at a time or all drawings for an equipment, add dimensions, create notes for as-built drawings;
2. Mobile app that works in offline mode – a simple to use mobile app designed for tablets that allows users to download projects, go offline, view drawings, add data, perform visual inspection, take photographs and upload offline data to server when they have connectivity;
3. Generating turnover pack, project data book or MDR – a compilation of records can be created for selected sections in the order specified in a neat PDF file with bookmarks;
4. Multi-account, role based, hierarchical platform with access control and historical change tracking process, which is found only in high end financial platforms;
Smart Welding Manager also has many other features that are not found in our competitor’s products. Sign up for a free trial and find out a new way to create competitive advantage for your business.
Smart Welding Manager is cloud-based and is accessed through a standard web browser, just like you would access Gmail or Dropbox or Salesforce. We also have a weld mapping tablet app in iTunes for iPads and Google Play for Android devices. It features: Cutting-edge technology for superior performance with PCs & modern internet enabled devices; Secure access; Hosted in a secure data center in the US; Frequent back-ups; No need to have your own server infrastructure or IT personnel to maintain it; Role-based access - Super User has all the controls and can determine who does what; Log in from any computer with your...
With Smart Welding Manager, you can get your welding management systems compliant to the requirements of the standards - ISO 9001 & EN 729 Quality Requirements for Welding and AS BS EN ISO 3834 - Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials and easily achieve certification to these standards. Unlike other welding management software, Smart Welding Manager has the document control feature is built-in. Revision control and archiving features would prevent obsolete or superseded documents from being used inadvertently. It is also workflow based, which means that there are gated processes and the associated checks and balances are taken care of automatically. Only the...
Please try and get quotes from our competitors and compare the costs with Smart Welding Manager. You will be pleasantly surprised to find how much you can save with our welding management software. By being relatively cheap, you are not sacrificing on features. Rather, you would be thrilled to notice how feature rich Smart Welding Manager really is. How are we able to do all this, you may wonder? We have low overheads for a start and that really helps. We are a small and focused team without flashy offices in downtown high rise buildings. We also follow the cloud-based...
Create code compliant welder qualifications quickly with our simple and easy to use interface. Code rules for ASME IX and EN ISO 9606 are built-in along with the ASME and AWS base and filler metal database. Welder qualifications with up to 3 different processes can be generated. Rule based selection of drop-down choices will make it easy to create WPQ or WQTR. Certificates with digital signatures will be generated with range qualified values. Test reports can be uploaded and will be stitched with the certificate. An advanced search feature will allow you to quickly find welders for process, joint type,...
This post is about how a contractor for Saudi Aramco projects can effectively use Smart Welding Manager to fulfil all the requirements of SAEP-1160. SAEP-1160 is a Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure (SAEP) for Tracking And Reporting of Welding, NDT And Pressure Testing For Capital Projects. This document establishes minimum requirements and responsibilities for the tracking and reporting of production welding, welder performance, NDE tracking and pressure test verification associated with construction activities at Saudi Aramco facilities. Clause 6.1 of this procedure requires: Contractor to make sure that data management and tracking systems shall have all relevant information to ensure material...
Smart Welding Manager for us is our complete Quality Control tool. From weld mapping, tracking materials to welders qualifications and continuity, it saves us time and eliminates errors.
Chris, Darby’s Welding, North Dakota
Chris PalczewskiDarby's Welding, North Dakota
We have just finished the biggest shutdown BHP has ever done with 27,5000 hrs of billable hrs, 210 boilermakers, and we have not missed a single weld or not been able to close out a single work pack. Thanks heaps to Smart Welding Manager.
Michael Brown, Welding Coordinator
Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd, Hay Point, Queensland
Michael Brown, Welding CoordinatorMonadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd, QLD, Australia
Before Smart Welding Manager, our traceability at Wood Group in United States was done with good, old fashioned pen and paper. Since we began integrating SWM into our processes, we saw immediate improvements with organization and accuracy. SWM has not only standardized our systems across our projects and business units, it has given us more complete turnover packages and faster turn-around with our end-of-project documentation. SWM helps us maintain accuracy with its built-in red flags and reports and our clients benefit from having real-time access to their projects. Everything we need is right in front of us and the support team has been great to work with as well.
Great product for business advantage. I have made my pipeline laying subcontractors to use Smart Welding Manager to get an up to the minute feedback on what they are doing. I get production reports, inspection and test results and I now know if I am complying with the contractual requirements.