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CASTI is seeking experienced professionals to join our team of subject matter experts. If you have 10+ years of industry experience, work with codes and standards daily, or sit on code committees and would like to join our team, send your resume to

Upcoming Courses:

Welding Fundamentals

For Engineers, Inspectors and Experienced Tradesmen

September 19-22
Edmonton, AB

This course will introduce some common welding and cutting processes, AWS filler metal specifications, types of welding discontinuities and the related ASME Section V requirements for NDE, as well as the QA systems necessary for welder performance qualification as described in the Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus for Papers #1 and #3. This course is also an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding and related NDE.

This course is ideal for inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with welding for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping.

Additionally: This course is also approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau to qualify candidates, in part, for the knowledge requirements (Clause 6.4.3) of the CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer.

For more information, please visit: Becoming a CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer

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ASME B31.3 Code Design Requirements for Process Piping

For Engineers and Designers

October 3-6
Calgary, AB

This is an introductory level design course and the discussion includes an overview of piping flexibility (i.e., stress) analysis requirements but it is not intended to provide detailed instruction on flexibility analysis requirements.

Due to the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta, there will be a focus on local Alberta requirements but the course may touch on certain requirements in other jurisdictions as well.

This course is ideal for Engineers, technologist, and designers – working for Owners, EPCs, inspection firms, fabricators, and repair/maintenance organizations who are involved with ASME B31.3 piping systems.

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CSA W178.2 Level 2

Welding Inspector Exam Preparation

October 16-21
Edmonton, AB

This course will assist exam candidates achieve the CSA W178.2 Level 2 Welding Inspector Certification. It is also the objective of this course to prepare exam candidates to write the ASME B31.3 code endorsement exam as part of this certification.

This course is approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau to qualify exam candidates to write a shortened version of the closed-book Welding Inspection exam towards the CSA W178.2 Level 2 Welding Inspector Certification. Click here for more information on exemptions qualification.

This course is designed to maximize your success by providing instructor-led training on the critital parts of the certification exam:

  • Basic Materials Science
  • Advanced Welding Fundamentals
  • Welding Inspection Techniques
  • Practical Visual Inspection and Reporting with a hands-on workshop for visual inspection using weld samples and inspection tools
  • CSA Standard W178.2
  • Product Category and Standard/Code (ASME B31.3)

NOTE: Students are provided with a complete course notebook and access to weld inspection toolkits as a part of this training course. Students should bring a copy of the ASME B31.3 Code but are not required to purchase course textbooks or toolkits.

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"Really enjoyed my time here and always recommend this course to every inspector
I work with. Very informative."

Comment on CASTI's ASME Section IX course, November 2016.
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