This program is designed to instruct students in pipe layout, welding safety, and welding with Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process (GTAW) of pipe to meet ASME (vertical-up) and API (vertical-down) welding codes, and pipeline blueprints.
Structural Welder program prepares individuals for the entry level construction welder, fabricator to apply technical knowledge and skills to measure, cut, form, and join, metal components commonly used to erect buildings.
This course is an assessment of the student’s ability to pass certification test using Flux Core Arc Welding process (FCAW) wit NR-232 electrode.
Advanced Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in the horizontal, vertical & overhead positions; also correct setting of current and voltage on power sources
Use of flux-cored welding process on carbon steel using small and large diameter electrodes in the flat and horizontal welding positions on fillet weldments
Introduction to various welding positions including vertical, horizontal, and 6G weldments on beveled carbon steel pipe, with emphasis on schedule 40
Electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using ER6010 welding electrode.
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; also correct setting of current and voltage on power sources.
Basic techniques in arc welding including how to set current and fine settings on power sources. Emphasis is also in striking the arc and motions to be used in running the bead.
Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions, on steel and chromolly of tubular shapes.
Intro to the principles and practices of GTAW, including basic and advanced welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, of Stainless Steel weldments.
The course examines the types of equipment used, and different techniques involved, in (GTAW) process with steel in different joint configurations.