Code Welding Compliance, Contract Welding Compliance, Failure Analysis, Litigation & Expert Testimony, Welding Consultant
Forensic Welding Expert
Quality Management Systems
Expert Consultant Services
Forensic Metals Testing
Litigation & Expert Testimony
Dr. Jesse A. Grantham P.E.
Forensic Welding Expert Witness
I have a Ph.D. in Engineering The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH (1992 – Welding Engineering / Metallurgy / Nondestructive Testing) an M.S. in Welding Engineering from OSU, Columbus, OH; an M.B.A. University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA; and a B.S. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
I am a recognized Forensic Welding Expert. I am currently a Fellow #597 of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). I am a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and seven other states.
I am the Owner and Principal Investigator at Welding & Joining Management Group, an independent metals/weld testing laboratory. Since 1978, I have specialized in welding code consulting and contract compliance, welding process applications, forensic investigations of weld regions, failure analysis of weld regions, welding metallurgy, underwater welding, and welding inspection and testing for onshore oil, gas and mining industry and offshore equipment in marine environments. I analyze and explain complex technical issues in clear, understandable terms. I am an active author and teacher in electronics and nuclear fuel.
I have supervised welding and testing for the manufacturing of offshore petroleum/maritime equipment to U.S. Coast Guard and. I was an Engineer for processes, products, labor management and safety programs.
I am currently registered as an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (98041061), AWS Certified Welding Educator (9807029E), AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter (1511017N) and American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level III (95605) in non-destructive testing methods of Visual Testing, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Ultrasonic (straight beam and shear wave).
I own and operate the Welding & Joining Management Institute (1996), an academy for learning/provided instructions about weld inspection and metals.
AWS ASME API
The code and procedure will be determined by what type of job the welder is being certified for. There are structural welding tests, pipe welding tests, aerospace welding tests, food service welding tests and more.
The welder must have a copy of the WPS that they will be certified on, the (PQR) and be dressed in PPE for welding. WJMG can provide the welding machines and coupons or the welder can bring their own.
NDT Classroom Certification for
Level I or II in -
CVWI, VT, PT, MT, UT, PAUT.
Certification course for welder certification thought AWS
SENSE program 30 days, 12 days hands on for $5,000
AWS D1.1, ASME IX, B31.3
ASNT SNT-TC-1A Level II UT
Certification course ANST SNT-TC-1A Level II VT, MT, PT
Dial Caliper, Micrometer
Electrical Instrument (ammeter, voltmeter, WFS)
Epsilon Strain Gauge
Filler Weld Gauges (set 5 or 7)
Hardness Test Instrument
Harmonic Tests (welding power supply)
Skidmore - Wilhelm
Thread Profile, Depth Gauge, Bore Depth
Tape Measure, Rulers, Scales