Length: 11 days
December Course Schedule: eight half-day sessions over two consecutive weeks, Monday – Thursday December 7 - 10 and 14 - 17. All sessions are from 10:30am Eastern to 3:30pm Eastern, with an hour break midway.
Notice: Enrollment closes up to 10 days in advance in order to accommodate shipping printed course materials to students.
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.
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.
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