Welding Certifications and Qualifications 

Welding Certifications and Qualifications 

Haladjian Mobile Equipment: Welding Training and Certifications in West Africa 

Haladjian Mobile Equipment is proud to announce the launch of a welding training sessions in West Africa. As part of our ongoing commitment to support local industries, we are offering training sessions aimed at enhancing skills in the maintenance and repair of mining equipment. 

The Importance of Welding Quality 

In the field of manufacturing and construction, the quality of welds is crucial to ensure the strength, safety, and durability of structures and finished products. Welding qualification is the essential process that ensures welds meet the highest standards and specific project requirements. 

Understanding Welding Qualification 

Welding qualification is much more than a formality. It is a complex process involving several critical steps, from material selection to documenting the results. 

What is Welding Qualification? 

Welding qualification involves assessing the ability of a welder, a welding method, and equipment to produce welds that conform to specific criteria. These criteria may include industry standards, customer specifications, or regulatory requirements. 

Standards and Regulations 

To ensure compliance and quality of welds, various standards and regulations are established in the industry. These standards provide precise guidelines on qualification methods, tests to be performed, and criteria to be met for accurate welding qualification. There are many of them (position, material, welding process, thickness). 

Training Program 

This time, our program had place in Dakar, Senegal, and consists of two distinct sessions, each with two training booths. Here is an overview of the program: 

  • 1 day of preparation: Participants prepare their own piece cutting, grinding, chamfer tack weld … 
  • 2 days of intensive training: Participants practice the skills they have acquired under the supervision of experienced trainers. 
  • 2.5 days of certification: Participants undergo a rigorous certification process, with a total of 12 certifications obtained by each participant. 

Certifications and Qualifications 

Certifications are issued by the prestigious Bureau Veritas, ensuring international recognition of the skills acquired. Participants will be qualified for maintenance and repairs of mining equipment, including work on buckets and blades. 

12 certificates have been obtained per technician.

Welding Techniques 

Participants will be trained in 4 main welding processes: 

  • 111 – basic coated electrode E7018-H4 or E7018-1H4 for SMAW process licence. 
  • 136 – flux-cored wire with slag E71T1 for FCAW process licence. 
  • 135 – solid wire ER70S-6 for GMAW process licence. 
  • 138 – flux-cored wire (Metal cored) E70T15 for FCAW process licence.

These techniques are essential for effective and durable repairs of mining equipment. 

In Conclusion 

All candidates have the potential to become proficient in this discipline with the correct training and tooling Any development plan start with a workshop. 

Assesment to be sure than appropriated tooling will be available for the training. After workshop assessment each trainees will be asses to build in collaboration with the maintenance manager an individual training plan. 

Discover the result of the Buckets Face Shovel 6040 Esco equipped Nemisys.

Some time ago, we talked about 3 buckets 22m3 for 6040 FS (430 t). Each bucket is equipped with Esco NEMISYS ESCO N1 tips, N1 lip shrouds. After delivery, installation and technical inspection, One of them is working.

What are the profits for the customer ?

  • Avoid any cracks in the side wall visor.
  • Increase machine performances in terms of production rate, maintenance downtimes.
  • Decrease production costs.

Step one on manufacturing plant

After reception of cast lip from Italy plant, manufacturing of visor and backdoor on Chinese Esco manufacturing plant. And packaging and loading from manufacturing plant.

Step two on site

Delivery and reception by our team on site.

What we did ?

  • Disassembly of the OEM bucket (visor and backdoor).
  • Assembly of Esco visor on Esco backdoor.
  • Fixing on the machine n°1 completed:

Next Step: bucket number 2 to be assembled the same way and to be fixed on machine FS002. Bucket number 3 will be for spare.

Well done mining team and thanks to

Emmanuel KWASSI and Ibrahim AMAN our welders on site for operation coordinating

All « Transport International » team for the shipment monitoring.

Thomas BRUNO for back office follow up.

Chaimae GHOUMIT for the welder roaster monitoring and management.

Olivier MARTY for coordination with all the Esco SA team.

Adrien BOUVET and Alexandre FIN for the technical support.

Mathieu PRAT and Sébastien RIQUE, because this is the achievement of a long-term negotiation with the customer.

These are the first 6040FS Esco buckets delivered in Western Africa zone by Haladjian.

To be continued:

Bucket follow up on site (GET lifetime, cost per hour, cost per ton extracted). The good quality of your welds is an important part of your buckets because without it, your activity is stopped. Our field experts are able to carry out expert assessments of your machines and suggest maintenance operations to be carried out.

If you want to get more information about our Bucket assessment, contact our mining team at mining@haladjian.fr. They will also provide you many information about all mining wear parts you might need information about.         


Rebuild of the stick of a 6020B hydraulic shovel

Rebuild of the stick of a 6020B hydraulic shovel

Our team of mining experts based in West Africa conducted the reconditioning of the stick of a 6020b caterpillar hydraulic shovel. Our mining rebuild program provided in this case a great illustration of its efficiency. The job took place in the pit of one of our West African clients‘where the mining equipment was of some importance to the pit’s productivity.

At the pit, our team of skilled technicians dismounted and removed the stick out of the pit to spend some time on it.  First, our job consisted in cutting off the plates to do an internal inspection of the 6020b stick. After a carefully conducted inspection, we repaired the mining shovel component by giving back to it the aspect of a brand-new hydraulic shovel stick.

Our mining welding experts specially trained to work on ground engaging tools pieces did a great job. The goal of this operation and the others to come is to reinforce the resistance of any mining wear part after years of services.  Because to control expenses and minimize downtime, it is advised to continually explore all options to get the most out of heavy mining equipment. Our vision is that because a single mining component is failing, it does not mean that the entire piece of equipment has come to the end of its work-life.

As you can see, the 6020b stick was ready to go back and rejoin its hydraulic shovel for the best of our client’s business. Our mining rebuild program provided to our client the best service possible. Haladjian Mining is a mining company specialized in providing wear parts and mechanical parts to the mining industry while we have also developed services of mining welding, mining rebuilds and mechanics for mining equipment. We have a solution to any of your mining production problematics. Read more articles about our mining equipment reconditioning achievements with equipment such as the D9r engine or the 777 Caterpillar.

The Haladjian group puts women in the spotlight!

Today is International Women’s Day! The Haladjian Group highlights a few women working within the company. Discover below the interview of Beatriz T., the Procurement Manager of the Haladjian Mining department.

Beatriz, could you please describe your study background and career experience in a few words?

“After graduating from high school, I entered the Faculty of Law in Madrid (Spain). I studied three years and then I decided to put my university studies on hold to live with my family in Jakarta (Indonesia) for three years. When I returned, I resumed my studies for two years and obtained my Law degree. When I arrived in France, I went to the University of Avignon to learn French. As my Law degree gave me the right to open a Real Estate Agency in France, I decided to follow a real estate negotiator training at the CCIA (Avignon Chamber of Commerce and Industry). But I left for Paris to follow my husband, so I abandoned this project. I lived in Paris for 5 years where I got my first job in a Purchase Department as a Buyer in a company specialized in industrial lightning. Then, I left this job to go to Renault in Clamart. After 5 years in Paris, we decided to come back to the South of France, where I started working for Haladjian in March 2006, on an information system migration project. Today, I have been working within the company for 16 years, first as a Key user and then as a Procurement Manager.”

What position are you in today? Can you describe it to us briefly? What do you like about your job?

I am responsible for the parts flow of one of the main Haladjian suppliers. The biggest difficulty of my job is to have the parts arriving at the right time trying not to overload the stock. I have a double hat, because I also manage the supply flow to feed our subsidiaries in Africa, Senegal, Burkina Faso and soon the Ivory Coast. What I like in my job is the challenge to obtain a balance between the goods flow to guarantee the best customer service rate and, at the same time, to keep a moderate stock level to avoid a strong financial immobilization.”

How do you feel about working in a male environment? Did you have to impose yourself or did you find your place naturally?

“Unfortunately, we are not at all on an equal footing with our male colleagues. This is more pronounced in the south, where being a woman and a foreigner did not make my job any easier. I was able to impose myself through the rigor and seriousness of my work by demonstrating factually that the company could trust me.”

How do you manage your role as a mother and your professional career on a day-to-day basis?

“The most complicated time to manage my family and professional life was the 5 years I spent in Paris, where I had my two young children, and we were very far from our families. But between my husband, other moms and day care we got through it.”

What advice would you give to young women who are about to enter the professional world?

“This quote sums up very well what I would like to advise young women: “The accomplished human being is the one who has the strength and the courage to change what he can change, the serenity to accept what he cannot change, the wisdom to make the difference between the two””

A big thank you to Beatriz for this interview, for the time she took answering these few questions and for her kind words to young ladies!

Find the testimony of the women of the Haladjian Group: Haladjian Industrials Solutions, Haladjian Minerals Solutions, Haladjian Construction France, Haladjian Group.

Haladjian mining team wishes you a happy new year 2022

Haladjian mining team wishes you a happy new year 2022

Happy New Year to all from our Haladjian mining team!

We wish you a wonderful year 2022 filled with projects, happiness, and success on personal and professional level. More determined than ever, we remain attentive to your needs and accompany you over your projects.

May 2022 be a year of prosperity, health and joy for you, your family and your colleagues.

Haladjian mining offers you different ranges of products:

-mechanicals parts

component and mining rebuild program

-mining wear parts

-mining undercarriage

Haladjian mining also offers you different services:

-mechanics mining equipment

-mining welding

-assistance and training

-stock management support and planning

If you want more information about our products and services, contact Haladjian Mining Team on mining@haladjian.fr

Mining components rebuild: the solution to extend the life of your mining equipment

Mining components rebuild: the solution to extend the life of your mining equipment

The rebuild of your mining components proposed by our Haladjian Mining team is a program that aims to extend the life of your machines by reconditioning them. We offer different Haladjian mining component rebuild programs

  • mining rebuild kit
  • mining component rebuilt
  • mining component outright
  • mining component exchange (PEX)

The mining components rebuild is a service we offer that allows our team to recondition your own mining component. The mining component parts are inspected to see if they meet OEM specifications. If they do not, our team exchanges the mechanical parts and mining wear parts and sends your mining component back to you. We offer products from our Partinium range which will allow you to reduce the cost of purchasing parts. 

The benefits of a mining components rebuild

The mining components rebuild is a real alternative and offers real advantages:

  • it doubles the life of your machines and therefore avoids you to invest in a new machine
  • it reduces the downtime costs of your mining equipment
  • It allows you to be part of a responsible approach by giving a second life to your machine

Our mining team for your mining components rebuild

Our Haladjian mining team are multi-brand experts at your disposal to offer you the best mining component rebuild for your machines. When you have decided to have your mining components rebuilt, our team carry out the rebuild in our rebuild center where our experts have mechanical parts and mining wear parts.

You want more information about our rebuild of your mining components? Contact our team on mining@haladjian.fr.

Our expertise in mining welding for the mining industry equipment

Our expertise in mining welding for the mining industry equipment

Our team of mining experts is regularly trained in order to increase their skills in welding and to be able to offer our customers expertise that is necessary for their mining activity. In order to maintain your mining machines, it is important to carry out more or less critical repairs of your buckets.

Respect for mining welding procedures: a guarantee of quality

Our technical team is able to study the wear of your machines and propose mining mechanical and electrical parts for electric mining machines. Aware that the good condition of your machines is essential for your mines to operate, we do everything possible to reduce your machine downtime and the costs that this can entail.

Haladjian certification for our mining welders

Haladjian certification is awarded to mining welders who are tested throughout a process that validates their skills and enables them to provide real expertise in mining welding. This certification ensures that our customers have a welding expert who can best repair the mining welds on your equipment. The expertise of our mining welders is also passed on to your on-site technicians who can then bring all their knowledge to your mining services.

Expertise in mining machines or maintenance of your mining machines: our experts are with you

The good quality of your welds is an important part of your buckets because without it, your activity is stopped. Our field experts are able to carry out expert assessments of your machines and suggest maintenance operations to be carried out.

Our Haladjian offer in mining welding expertise for your buckets

Our offer is divided into 4 main steps :

  • On-site evaluation of your mining welding needs
  • Production and delivery of detailed 3D diagrams
  • Manufacturing or refurbishing of your mining buckets through our component and mining rebuild program
  • Monitoring of fuel consumption, production, and maintenance costs.

You can discover our complete mining welding expertise and contact our mining experts at mining@haladjian.fr.


200th bucket assessed with our Application

200th bucket assessed with our Application

Our mining team has developed an application to support its customers by giving technical recommendations on the mining bucket conditions, managing the bucket inspections, and implementing a maintenance strategy for bucket repair.

We have just completed the 200th audit!

Thank you to our customers who have trusted us for over a year.

If you want to get more information about our Bucket assessment, contact our mining team at mining@haladjian.fr. They will also provide you with many information about all mining wear parts you might need information about.

WA Epiroc RDT Rock drilling tools Business Partners Days

WA Epiroc RDT Rock drilling tools Business Partners Days

A first meeting was organized by the WA Epiroc dealers in Bamako – Mali. Two members of the West Africa Haladjian team were there – Olivier MARTY and Sébastien RIQUE.

They had the chance to participate to a complete presentation of the Epiroc RDT product lines.

A big thank you to the Epiroc team for taking the time to organize this training session and product presentation.

They are going back home filled with confidence and empowered to dare to think new and excel as Epiroc Ambassadors!

We will put to good use the network we have gained with our new WA partners!

This recent event and the precious contacts we have initiated with many mining manufacturers like Epiroc allow us to be reactive and efficient wherever our clients are.

Our mining experts based in West Africa conduct operations through countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso or Senegal but also Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, RDC, Eritrea and Mauritania. Whatever the country you operate from, we make sure you always have a secure supply of mining wear parts and mining mechanical parts.

Haladjian Mining is Epiroc’s partner.

Study of the wear parts for your machines

Study of the wear parts for your machines

We have been asked to make a study on a wear package for UG dump truck TH663i buggy.

For this, our team went on site in order to take all internal dimensions using a portable 3D scan.

The dump truck had been completely washed and cleaned, stocked under the workshop shelter to allow good use on the lasers of the scanner.

Measures completed in 8 working hours.

Our retro engineer could make the 3D drawing for the next step : implement appropriate wear kit.

Well done Mining Team!

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