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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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  • Oct 11-20th, 2022


  • Apr 17-27th, 2023


  • Jun 05-15th, 2023




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:

  • 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. 


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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 price of the course)
A hard copy of the course presentation and a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms will be shipped to each attendee. We are only shipping materials to addresses within North America.  We cannot provide digital access to the materials for this course.

Recommended Course Materials
Modern Welding Technology, 6th Edition, written by Howard B. Cary and Scott Helzer.

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.

This course is included in the following combo:
ASME BPV Code, Section IX, Welding Overview and Procedures Combo Course (Virtual Classroom)
Practical Welding Technology (Virtual Classroom), ASME BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, & Fusing Qualifications
Price if purchased separately: $2790
You save: $795
List Price: $1995

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
  • 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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