||Well equipped laboratories accredited by National Accreditation Board for
Testing and Calibration laboratories (NABL), New Delhi
||Centre for Doctoral research recognized by Bharathidasan
University, Tamilnadu, India.
The Institute is manned by experts comprising of 10
doctorates and 21 post graduates trained in different countries in the field of welding
and allied areas and is fully equipped with the state of the art facilities. More than 6000
personnel have been trained and 2000 consultancy services have been completed covering 120
organisations. The type of industries
served include Heavy Engineering, Power,
Petro-Chemical, Transport, Metal Processing, Ship Building, Consumable & Welding
equipment, Electronics industries etc.
date, technology transfer has been effected with the know-how for 9 products, around 18
Patents have been sealed, more than 50 Awards have been won and 600 Technical papers have
been published in national and international journals. A reference book on Industrial
Welding Technology authored by WRI has been published by Central Instructional Media
Institute, (CIMI), Chennai for practicing welding personnel. The important research works
carried out in the Institute are published in the Institute journal titled "WRI Journal".
of the Institute encompasses
Equipment Development Design and fabrication of special purpose custom-built welding
machines, spraying & cladding systems, Feed back controllers for resistance welding
machines, Seam trackers for Arc welding and In-situ metallographic Polishing kit.
Technology Development -
Mechanisation & automation, Joining methods for all types of similar & dissimilar
materials and introduction of new processes & techniques.
Management Support Services - Productivity and Quality Improvement through Weld &
Quality audit, Blue Prints on Plant Lay out, Manufacturing support, Retrofitting &
modernisation, health & safety of personnel.
Repair & Reclamation
Recommendation of repair procedure, Surveillance during repair and carry out repair &
Welding Procedure Specification - Assessment of weldability of new materials establishment of
welding procedures as per pressure vessel, structural welding or applicable codes and
evolve Welding Procedure Specification.
Residual Life Assessment of Power and Process Plants - Assessment of damage and metallurgical condition by NDT &
in-situ metallography and recommend run retire repair solutions.
Engineering Services - Experimental
& theoretical Stress Analysis, weld design recommendations, Structural Integrity
Analysis, Residual Stress Measurement, Prediction and control of distortion.
Testing and Inspection Services - Mechanical, Chemical
and Non Destructive Testing of weld joints, Testing and evaluation of Welding Consumables
& Power Sources.
Human Resource Development -
Training, Education and Certification of Welders & Professionals in welding & NDT.
Production Assistance to Industries - Jobbing
services in welding & surfacing of industrial products.