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Plate Welding - 187.5 hours

Course Description:
Designed to instruct in arc welding safety and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. (SMAW Stick)
  • Introduction to welding safety and electrodes: types, selection, classification and qualification
  • Discussion of power source: types, selection and duty cycle; cable sizing, arc blow, and welding symbols
  • Discussion of electrodes: advantages, limitations, and vertical up versus vertical-down
  • Certification and qualification test training
  • Discussion of non-destructive testing, fillet gauge use and weld size determination
  • Review of low hydrogen electrode procedures and techniques
  • Practice of all manipulative arc welding techniques learned in class
  • Introduction to oxy-fuel safety and cutting processes

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