ProWrite™

Move from paper to pixels with ProWrite. Electronic welding documents offer you accountability and flexibility, putting the information into the hands of those who need it with a few clicks of a mouse.

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Document Details

ProWrite allows you to electronically create and store your welding documents. These can then be accessed via any ProWrite work station on your network, so transferring documents from the welders to the welding managers to the Quality Control department is as easy as clicking Save and Close.

The documents included in ProWrite are based on Section IX of the ASME® Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ProWrite S9) and on the AWS® D1.1/D1.1M Structural Welding Code (ProWrite D1.1).

Documents

Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
a recording of the steps to weld and destructively test a coupon

Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
a working document used to show what ranges a company has qualified to

Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
a document that proves the welder’s skill

Security

ProWrite is designed to allow you flexibility and security. With our granular security protocol, you can determine who in your organization has access to your data and what level of control they are allowed. The weld engineer may have full access to the database, while the data entry personnel only have edit access to welder information and your welders only have view access for the documents. You can give full rights to multiple people, lock everything down so only one person can even access the data, or any level in between.

E-Signatures

Documents in ProWrite can be electronically signed. Signatures can be added to the database and then applied to various documents. An image of your signature may be included, but it is not required. Access to e-signature capabilities is controlled via the security interface.

Multiple Process Documents

ProWrite S9 allows for the creation of multiple process documents. Each PQR, WPS, or WPQ can be created with up to three processes. In ProWrite, a process includes the welding process (e.g., GTAW, GMAW, SAW), the method (e.g., manual, machine), and the supplemental variables (e.g., weld type, shielding gas, filler metal).

Welding Processes & Methods Supported by ProWrite:

SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
commonly called: stick welding
codes: ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1
method: Manual

GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
commonly called: tig welding
codes: ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
commonly called: mig welding, mag welding
codes: ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1
methods: Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding)
codes: ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1
methods: Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

SAW (Submerged Arc Welding)
codes: ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1
methods: Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

PAW (Plasma Arc Welding)
code: ASME Section IX 
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

OFW (Oxy-Fuel Welding)
commonly called: oxy welding, gas welding
code: ASME Section IX
method: Manual

EGW (Electrogas Welding)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Machine, Automatic                         

ESW (Electroslag Welding)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Machine, Automatic

Brazing Processes & Methods Supported by ProWrite:

TB (Torch Brazing)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

FB (Furnace Brazing)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

IB (Induction Brazing)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

RB (Resistance Brazing)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

DB (Dip Brazing)
code: ASME Section IX
methods: Manual, Semi-Automatic, Machine, Automatic

Weld Types

ProWrite considers many of the most common butt weld configurations, fillet welds, and overlays. Many joint images are included and ProWrite also integrates with WeldToolbox - CAD so you can create and use your own designs.

  • a figure representing a double bevel groove weld
  • a figure representing a double j groove weld
  • a figure representing a double u groove weld
  • a figure representing a double v groove weld
  • a figure representing a weld overlay
  • a figure representing a single bevel groove weld
  • a figure representing a single j groove weld
  • a figure representing a single u groove weld
  • a figure representing a single v groove weld
  • a figure representing a square groove weld
  • a figure representing a stud weld
  • a figure representing a t-joint weld