Charles Patrick: About the Author
Director of Technical Services/Consultant, Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC

Charles Patrick

Charles W. “Pat” Patrick is currently contracted to Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC as Director of Technical Services and the President/CEO of Howling Lobo Consultants, LLC. His diverse professional experience spans 50+ years of welding engineering and consulting both domestically and internationally, providing services related to welding, materials, and nondestructive testing for numerous industries: power generation (nuclear, fossil, hydro), oil & gas (refinery, offshore, pipeline) shipbuilding (nuclear and conventical), papermill, food processing, pharmaceutical, and aerospace. He holds an International Patent for “Improved Welding Process,” BS from Liberty University, and actively participates in AWS, ASME, NACE, and API committees.

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May/June 2022 Inspectioneering Journal

After extensive application research, development, and testing, a technique has been developed that eliminates the need for backing gas for purging. It also provides a cost-effective system for welding the entire weld with high integrity.

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