VT® gauges are the solution for a quick, simple, and precise visual inspection of weld seams

VT® gauges now allow for a very rapid and efficient visual quality control of weld seams, resulting in a reliable and continuous outcome during the welding work. Their use is simple and accessible for all examiner profiles.

How to execute the visual inspection of welds with VT® gauges?

VT® gauges facilitate a very straightforward and swift visual inspection of weld seams, providing immediate and dependable results. The quality control of the welds is easily achievable.

The visual inspection procedure for welds is highly simplified compared to conventional tools. The visual inspection is carried out in only 3 steps (instead of five with classical tools):

Step 1

Review instructions

Review the work instruction to execute the visual inspection of the weld

The instruction is very straightforward and reads like a comic strip, very visual

The instruction only contains a few pages, so it’s quick to read and to grasp

The principle of the highly simplified VT® Gauge: no measurements taking, no calculations, no standard manipulation

Step 2

Application of the VT® gauge

The examiner has a kit of VT® gauges, very compact and ergonomic to check the weld seam

The kit is very compact, so the examiner can always have it with them

The VT® gauge is very reliable because it contains no moving parts

The VT® gauge is made of stainless steel

Step 3

Immediate validation

The acceptance or rejection of the weld defect is instant

The time-saving is enormous

All this is achieved without standards, without calculations, and without measurements

How to Choose Your VT® Gauge Kit?

VT® gauges are available for purchase as kits or individually. Initially, it is necessary to understand the quality standard for welding in place. Then, the choice of kit will depend on the skill level and type of welded assembly.

EWG offers the following kits:


The VT® TOTAL kits are the most comprehensive sets. Paired with their instruction manual, they are essential tools for the simple and accurate execution of visual testing for all types of welded assemblies. They can be used by any examiner, whether they are engineers, technologists, welding coordinators, experienced welders, or even architects or quality managers. The VT® TOTAL kits will allow for the standardized visual inspection of weld seams with ease.

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The VT® EASY kits have been designed to simplify the visual inspection task as much as possible, firstly by selecting the most common industrial applications (fillet weld assemblies – FW) and secondly by resolving the issue of short defects. Paired with their instruction manual, they are indispensable tools in the workshop or on site for quality welders, architects, or other examiners. They will enable the most straightforward possible standardized visual inspection of weld seams.

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VT® BASE and Individually

EWG also offers the VT® BASE kits and individual VT® gauges.

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Download an Instruction Manual for Using VT® Gauges

EWG provides simplified work instructions with VT® gauges, similar to comic strips. There is an instruction manual adapted to each quality standard of welding work.

User testimonials

The VT® gauge principle is GO or NOGO. Measurements, calculations, and manipulation of standards are not involved.