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The Welding Research Institute is the premier national research centre of India in the field of welding and allied areas.  WRI was established by Government of India under the aegis of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirappalli, India, a premier public sector undertaking with the assistance of UNIDO / UNDP. The institute has assimilated high level of technological excellence in nearly four decades and has assisted the Indian industries in applying the latest welding and allied techniques to upgrade quality & productivity. 

Since its inception on November 1, 1975, WRI has been constantly interacting with world renowned institutions for updating the knowledge base on latest technologies and transferring it to the Indian industry sector.

The major services rendered by WRI to the industrial sector includes  
  • Research and Development in establishment and application of various welding processes catering
    to the appropriate needs of industries, serving varied sectors
  • Metallurgical investigations including Failure Analysis, Remnant Life Assessment
  • Dissemination of knowledge in welding and allied areas through Training, documentation services, publications and Journal authored by field experts of WRI
  • Holistic consultancy services and solutions to industrial problems through long term MOUs and one time contracts
  • Collaborative research in areas specific to any industry or a cluster of industries.

Major Milestones