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About IS


Established in 1945, Instytut Spawalnictwa (since 1st April 2019 Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz - Instytut Spawalnictwa) is a leading and key welding research and development organisation in Poland. In its long-standing activity Instytut Spawalnictwa has been solving problems in welding technology, coordinated numerous R&D projects and strengthened close links with the Polish industry and foreign centres. Instytut Spawalnictwa is the only organisation of its type in Poland, has the status of the Centre of Excellence and functions as:

  • ANB - Authorised National Body - in European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) and International Institute of Welding - authorised for qualification of welding personnel,
  • ANBCC - Authorised National Body for Company Certification in EWF and IIW - authorised for certification of enterprises according to the PN-EN ISO 3834 standard,
  • Accredited in Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA) organisation for certification of welding processes, Factory Production Control, welding and NDT personnel and quality management systems,
  • Notified Body in the European Union in the scope of 2014/68/EU Directive and Regulation (EU) no. 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the council (http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=co...).

Mission - development and transfer of knowledge in the field of joining advanced structural materials in order to ensure innovation and competitiveness of producers of welded structures


Scope of activities: issues concerning processes of joining structural materials with the use of advanced technologies of welding, brazing, thermal cutting and allied technologies.

 

Areas of activity:

  • development and applied research,
  • expert opinions, advice,
  • transfer of innovation into industry,
  • testing for CE, certification and approvals,
  • transfer of innovation
  • education and supervision of welding education in Poland,
  • certification of personnel, quality management systems, welding processes and Factory Production Control,
  • testing and qualification of welding technologies,
  • qualification of industrial enterprises, supervision of structures manufacture,
  • standardization,
  • scientific, technical and economic information,
  • collaboration with Polish and foreign organisations.

 

Management Board of Instytut Spawalnictwa:

  • Director - dr inż. Adam Pietras
  • Deputy Director - dr inż. Zygmunt Mikno
  • Chief Accountant  - mgr Joanna Padula

 

Our certificates and approvals:

  • PCBC and IQNet - Certificate of Quality Management System PN-EN ISO 9001:2009
  • International Institute of Welding - IIW Authorized National Body
  • International Institute of Welding - IIW Authorized National Body for Company Certification
  • European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting - EWF Authorized National Body
  • European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting - EWF Authorized National Body for Company Certification
  • Polish Centre for Accreditation
    • Accreditation Certificate of Testing Laboratory
    • Accreditation Certificate for Product Certification Body
    • Accreditation Certificate for Persons Certification Body
    • Accreditation Certificate for Management Systems Certification Body
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Urząd Dozoru Technicznego (Technical Inspection Office)
  • Transport Supervision Office
  • Polski Rejestr Statków (Polish Register of Shipping)
  • Polski Rejestr Statków (Polish Register of Shipping)