WELD 4435 - SMAW III, GTAW III, 5 Credits

Level: Lower

This course involves the safety inspections of welding equipment and accessories. Student will be able to make external repairs to the equipment and accessories. Setup the components and accessories for a complete shielded metal arc welding system. Setup and operate the SMAW equipment for alloy pipe. Execute corrective actions to repair surface flaws on welds and base metals. Perform an unlimited thickness performance qualification test on carbon steel pipe. Perform a limited thickness performance qualification test on carbon steel and 300 series stainless steel pipe using stainless steel electrodes. Refinement will be made to student capabilities in SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW using various materials. Pipe welding using a variety of processes will be stressed. All instruction shall lead toward student certification for Level II AWS certification.