UA Certified Pipe Welders

D&H Refrigeration, INC. only employs pipe welding professionals that have been “UA Certified” through Chicago’s local union 597.

The United Association promotes the highest standards of qualifications and training in our industry so that our members have the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive. We are committed to continuously recruiting and training future generations of world-class piping professionals.

The United Association established the UA Welder Training and Certification Program to provide comprehensive training and qualification for our member welders. The program trains and qualifies welders in the SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, Machine, Semi-Automatic, Automatic and Orbital Welding processes. Since its inception in 1993, the UA’s welder training and certification program has qualified over 45,000 welders. The flexible program can accommodate special requirements of project owners and contractors.  An owner can request that welders be tested and certified for a specialized procedure that may be needed on a new or unique process. The UA WCP is accepted by owners and contractors, such as American Electric Power, British Petroleum, Entergy, Conoco-Phillips, Fluor, Ashland/Marathon, Commonwealth Edison, Shell Chemical, Black & Veetch and Bechtel.

As a demonstration of industry’s recognition of the significant benefits of the program the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) presented its prestigious 2005 Workforce Development Award to the joint UA/NCPWB Welder Certification Program.

Our Pipe Welding Capabilities:

  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Brass
  • Magnesium
  • Dissimilar Metals
  • Bare Metal Arc Welding
  • Carbon Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding