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Engineering Aspects of Welding

Types, Design and Inspection

Why Choose this Training Course?

Welding is a common and a very important joining process in most industries, and of particular importance in the chemical, oil and gas industries, including for example, pipelines and storage tanks.

This 5-day Engineering Aspects of Welding training course aims to provide the fundamental principles of welding and welding techniques, helping participants recognise various welding processes.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Understanding the types of welding processes.
  • Appreciating the different types of welding joints.
  • Recognising technical prints and symbols related to welding.
  • Recognising weld defects and associated problems and learning about mechanical testing, failure of welds and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Learning about basic welding metallurgy

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to

  • Understand the use and application of welding techniques and standards
  • Understand the various types of welding joints
  • Learn about the different types of electrodes and standards
  • Appreciate the variations of welding various types of metals
  • Know, through the study of basic metallurgy, how heat treatment may be used to overcome some of the problems associated with welding, including the HAZ
  • Recognise and define the basic types of welding defects and failure
  • Learn how NDT can be used to detect weld defects.
  • Understand how to apply materials testing techniques to examine the strength and quality of welded joints
  • Gain an understanding of corrosion test methods and interpretation of results

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Welding Engineers and Technicians
  • Inspection and Maintenance Personnel
  • Graduate Engineers
  • Project Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.  It will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction and Weld Joint Design

  • Introduction, welding terminology
  • Codes and standards
  • Weld joint design, load performance, types of joints,
  • Welding techniques, positional welding                                            
  • Welding Joints

Day Two: Welding Processes

  • Welding processes, process options, benefits, problems and applications, Oxyacetylene process
  • Fusion welding processes
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Submerged Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding        
  • Arc welding electrodes, electrode identification          

Day Three: Welding Technical Prints, Symbols and Basic Metallurgy

  • Welding drawings
  • Welding symbols
  • Placement of welding symbols
  • Basic metallurgy
  • Crystalline structure of metals
  • Solidification of metals
  • Micro-structure of carbon steel
  • Heat treatment of steel
  • Carbon and alloy steels
  • Heat Affected Zone, HAZ

Day Four: Welding Defects and Imperfections

  • Welding defects, imperfections, porosity, slag inclusion, etc.
  • Geometric shape imperfections
  • Residual stress
  • Stress concentration
  • Measurements

Day Five: Materials Testing and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Materials testing and failure
  • Tensile testing
  • impact testing (Izod and Charpy), transition temperature
  • hardness tests (Vickers and Rockwell)
  • Fatigue failure
  • Non destructive testing (NDT) dye penetrant, magnetic methods, X-ray methods, etc.                  

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course


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