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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Welding Safety, Oxyfuel Cutting, Base Metal Preparation, Weld Quality, SMAW - Equipment and Setup, SMAW - Electrodes and Selection, SMAW - Beads and Fillet Welds, SMAW - Groove Welds with Backing, Joint Fit-up and Alignment, SMAW - Open V-Groove Welds, and SMAW- Open-Root Pipe Welds.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 210.8 x 271.8 x 20.3mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131025740
  • 9780131025745

Table of contents

(Total Level Hours: 477.5; includes 72.5 of Core Curriculum)

29101-03 Welding Safety (2.5 Hours) Covers safety equipment, protective clothing, and procedures applicable to the cutting and welding of metals.

29102-03 Oxyfuel Cutting (17.5 Hours)

Explains the safety requirements for oxyfuel cutting. Identifies oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup requirements. Explains how to light, adjust, and shut down oxyfuel equipment. Trainees will perform cutting techniques that include straight line, piercing, bevels, washing, and gouging.

29103-03 Base Metal Preparation (12.5 Hours) Describes how to clean and prepare all types of base metals for cutting or welding. Identifies and explains joint design and base metal preparation for all welding tasks.

29104-03 Weld Quality (10 Hours)

Identifies the codes that govern welding. Identifies and explains weld imperfections and causes. Describes non*destructive examination practices, welder qualification tests, and the importance of quality workmanship.

29105-03 SMAW - Equipment and Setup (5 Hours) Describes SMAW and welding safety. Explains how to connect welding current and set up arc welding equipment. Identifies and explains using tools for cleaning welds.

29106-03 SMAW - Electrodes and Selection (2.5 Hours) Explains electrode characteristics and different types of filler metals. Describes the role of the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Explains proper storage and control of filler metals and identifies the use of codes.

29107-03 SMAW - Beads and Fillet Welds (120 Hours) Describes the preparation and setup of arc welding equipment and the process of striking an arc. Explains how to detect and correct arc blow. Describes how to make stringer, weave, overlapping beads, and fillet welds.

29108-03 SMAW - Groove Welds with Backing (10 Hours) Explains groove welds and how to set up welding equipment for making groove welds. Describes how to make groove welds with backing. Provides procedures for making flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead groove welds.

29109-03 Joint Fit-up and Alignment (5 Hours) Identifies and explains job code specifications. Describes the use of fit-up gauges and measuring devices to check fit-up and alignment and the use of plate and pipe fit-up and alignment tools to properly prepare joists. Explains how to check for joint misalignment and poor fit.

29110-03 SMAW - Open V-Groove Welds (120 Hours) Explains open V-groove welds and how to set up welding equipment for making open V-groove welds. Provides procedures for making flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead open V-groove welds.

29111-03 SMAW - Open-Root Pipe Welds (100 Hours) Explains open-root pipe welds and how to set up welding equipment for making open-root pipe welds. Provides procedures for making 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G open-root pipe welds.
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