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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 07-17th, 2024


  • Jan 13-23rd, 2025




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:

  • October 7 - 10 and October 14 - 17, 2024
  • January 13 - 16 and January 20 - 23, 2025

Notice: Enrollment closes up to 10 days in advance of when the course begins in order to accommodate shipping of course materials to learners.  Upon purchase of this course, for yourself or for a colleague, please ensure that you submit the correct address for the participant.  Please refer to the course description for additional information.

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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 will be shipped to each attendee. We are only shipping materials to addresses within North America. We cannot provide digital access to the course notes.

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.

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


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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