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Pipe Welding II: GTAW

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Prerequisite - Welding Fundamentals and/or previous GTAW welding experience is recommended.

Provides the student with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to do both manual and orbital GTAW welding of carbon steel pipe and sanitary stainless tubing. The GTAW welding process will be used for practice welds on pipe diameters from 2-6 inches on butt weld, socket weld, and groove weld pipe fittings. Walking the cup welding technique, manual purge welding set up, weld parameters, purge gas verification, flow rates, and basic pipe-fitting practices will be covered. Orbital welding training will be covered on stainless sanitary tubing using an Orbitalum Orbital Welding system. All stainless sanitary welding will be done in accordance with ASME BPE-1997 and ASME B31.3. (ASME GTAW certification)

Enrolled students are required to have internet access and a working email address to complete online homework assignments.
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Class Details

32 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue.  

Location : Mt. Crawford Welding Center Location : 
  Mt. Crawford Welding Center.

Instructor : Wiley Perry 



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Students are required to bring clear Safety Glasses (ANZI Z87.1) to each class starting day one. Students are always required to wear leather boots as well as bring leather work gloves, leather welding gloves, and a Hybrid Welding Jacket. Students must have access to internet and a computer/smartphone, all HW assignments are completed online.



Registration Closes On
Monday, July 10, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/10/2023 - 8/29/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM Mt Crawford, Mt. Crawford Welding Center  Map Wiley Perry 
9/18/2023 - 11/13/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM Mt Crawford, Mt. Crawford Welding Center  Map Wiley Perry 

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