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Practical Welding Technology

Understand welding technology, including applicable codes and standards, principles, procedures, symbols, material selection and preheat.

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  • Scottsdale, AZ May 13-16th, 2024



Welcome Back!

The ability to interact with ASME instructors who bring real world experience, examples, and best practices to life in our learning experiences is a major reason learners choose face to face training. Networking with peers is also a valuable part of the time spent together during a course. We are excited to start offering these important courses again in person.

Schedule: ​This course commences at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM local time, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout. 

Venue: This course will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ in conjunction with ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Week.  Please follow this link for hotel reservations.


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This course is designed for the individual that needs to expand his/her core competence on the subject of welding. Designers, inspectors, managers, or welders with a need to understand the fundamentals of welding benefit from the practical aspects of welding technology offered here.

This course employs in-class exercises to reinforce class lectures on the subjects of welding and NDE symbols, carbon equivalence, A-numbers, strength of welds, joint details, welding procedures, selection of filler metals, and preheat.

Participants should bring a calculator and several pencils or a mechanical pencil to class.

Course Materials (Included in the purchase of the course):
A hard copy of the course presentation and a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms

Recommended Course Materials (not included in the purchase of the course):
Modern Welding Technology, 6th Edition, written by Howard B. Cary and Scott Helzer.

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Explain welding terms and definitions
  • Specify various weld types and nondestructive testing using standard AWS welding symbols
  • Explain basic ferrous welding metallurgy  
  • Describe post weld heat treatments, residual stresses, and distortion control
  • Evaluate welding processes typically used to fabricate pressure vessels and piping systems
  • Clarify the interrelationship between AWS, ASME, and API codes and standards as they relate to pressure vessels, piping systems, and related facilities
  • Explain welding procedure and performance qualification documentation and methodology applicable to pressure vessels and piping systems.  
  • Identify common weld defects, causes, and corrective actions
  • Identify major considerations when designing a weld
  • Identify common NDT used to examine welds
  • Identify the elements of a cohesive welding program that includes design, purchasing, fabrication, inspections, and delivery

Who Should Attend?
Managers, engineers, production and maintenance staff, inspectors, welders and others who work with welding.


Day One

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Terms and Definitions
  • Chapter 3: Welding, Brazing and NDT Symbols

Day Two

  • Chapter 4: Welding Metallurgy
    • Chapter 4a: Practical Welding Problems
    • Dissimilar welds
    • Carbon steel
  • Chapter 5: Welding Processes - Part 1

Day Three

  • Chapter 5: Welding Processes - Part 2
  • Chapter 6: Common Construction Codes – scope and applications
    • AWS
    • ASME
    • API
  • Chapter 7: Procedure and Performance Qualification
    • Welding Procedures
      • Prequalified WPS
      • Standard WPS
      • Qualified by testing
      • Mock-up
    • Performance qualification
      • Qualified by testing 

Day Four

  • Chapter 8: Weld Discontinuities and Defects
  • Chapter 9: Designing Welds
    • Complete joint penetration groove welds
    • Partial joint penetration groove welds
    • Fillet welds
    • Fatigue
  • Chapter 10: Nondestructive Testing
    • Qualification and certification of NDT personnel
    • VT
    • PT
    • MT
    • UT
    • RT

Albert Moore, Jr.

Principal, NAVSEA Solutions/ Marion Testing and Inspection

Albert J. Moore Jr. is a Principle of NAVSEA/ Marion Testing & Inspection, which has provided welding and NDT consulting services since 1989. Albert’s qualifications include certification as an AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector with six endorsements.

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Conducted in a physical classroom or lab with an instructor and peers.  

Note: ASME in-person activities will follow the state and local laws, regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19 applicable to the location of the event.  Learn more here
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