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Practical Welding Technology (Virtual Classroom)

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

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  • Aug 22-Sep 01st, 2022


  • Oct 11-20th, 2022


  • Feb 21-Mar 02nd, 2023


  • Apr 17-27th, 2023


  • Jun 05-15th, 2023



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$1,495 $1,195

ASME’s Combo Course Packages are curated groupings of our most popular live courses across a common topic, use case, or industry. Enroll in the ASME BPV Code, Section IX, Welding Principles, and Procedures Combo Course and save $895. 

Course Schedule:  This course is offered over the following eight-day sessions, commencing at 10 AM and ending at 2 PM Eastern, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout:

  • August 22 - 25 and August 29 - September 1, 2022
  • October 11 - 14 and October 17 - 20, 2022
  • February 21 - 24 and February 27 - March 2, 2023
  • April 17 - 20 and April 24 - 27, 2023
  • June 5 - 8 and June 12 - 15, 2023

Notice: Enrollment closes up to 10 days in advance of when the course begins in order to accommodate shipping of course materials to learners.

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 price of the course)
A hard copy of the course presentation, a copy of Modern Welding Technology, 6th Edition, and a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms will be shipped to each attendee.

You Will Learn to:

  • 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.

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.  Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 

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Topics Covered

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Terms and Definitions
  • Chapter 3: Welding, Brazing and NDT Symbols
  • Chapter 4: Welding Metallurgy
    • Chapter 4a: Practical Welding Problems
  • Dissimilar welds
  • Carbon steel
  • Chapter 5: Welding Processes
  • 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 
  • Chapter 8: Weld Discontinuities and Defects/li>
  • 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 J. Moore Jr. is a principle of Marion Testing & Inspection which has provided welding and NDT consulting services and third party inspections since 1989. His qualification include certifications as an AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector with five endorsements, he is a NOCTI certified welding instructor, and he currently holds ASNT ACCP Professional NDT Level III certificates in four NDT test methods; RT, UT, MT, and PT. He has earned an AS in Civil Technology (steel design), a BS in Applied Science and Technology (Welding Technology), a MBA, as well as a Certificate of Professional Development from the Department of Welding Engineering of Ohio State University. As a welder with over forty years under the welding helmet, Al has been certified for the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and SAW processes on aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloy, and titanium. Albert is an adjunct instructor for the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the AWS Certification Committee and the AWS Committee for Methods of Inspection as well as several certification subcommittees and the subcommittees responsible for the Guide to Visual Inspection of Welds and the Welding Inspection Handbook. 

Al is a contributing author for Inspection Trends, published quarterly by the AWS. In the 2011 authors competition, AZBEE selected his articles on the subjects of developing welding procedures, qualifying WPSs, qualifying welders, and destructive testing, published by Inspection Trends, for the Silver Award (2nd place), from a field of over 200 competing periodicals.


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