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WELD 285 - Pipe Welding

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 4 lab, 0 clinical) 5 Contact Hours: [WELD 255 

Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of pipe welding. Students will perform welds in the 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW. Students will learn the difference between AWS, ASME, and API qualifications. 
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate welding theory and processes on various schedules of pipe. 

  1. Assess the requirements of a proposed weld. 

  2. Select the appropriate welding process for a particular job. 

  3. Create a structurally sound weld on various schedules of pipe in the 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.  

Goal 2:  Apply basic knowledge of metallurgy. 

  1. Classify metals in terms of physical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical properties. 

  1. Select appropriate metals for cutting and welding processes. 

  1. Identify hazards associated with various metals.  

Goal 3:  Apply electrical theory to welding and cutting processes. 

  1. Conduct welding operations within industrial standards for electrical safety.  

  2. Conduct cutting operations within industrial standards for electrical safety.

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