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10 / 12 / 2019

Rusweld gained support of the National Agency of Welding Control (NAKS)

NAKS History

In the early 1990s, the quality of manufactured products using welding technology reduced greatly. As a result, the number of on-site accidents in different sectors has increased. To remedy the situation, it was decided to establish an independent specialised organisation for welding control. Bauman Moscow Technical University and Rostechnadzor of Russia were responsible for organisation of a new regulatory body.

In 1992, an organisation was established for certification of personnel engaged in the welding industry the National Welding Certification Committee (NAKS), hereafter renamed the National Association of Welding Control, and now the National Agency of Welding Control.

NAKS regulates and controls the certification procedure of welding technologies, welding engineers (welders and technical engineers), welding equipment and materials (flux, welding electrodes, filler wire, etc.)

To perform welding work at hazardous production facilities, only specialised organisations having certified welding technology, certified welding specialists, and certified welding equipment are allowed to perform the work and use certified welding materials. The compliance with all these requirements theoretically guarantees the performance of welding works of high quality. Nowadays, the independent authority controlling specialised organisations is NAKS, the National Agency of Welding Control.