WEL3632 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING/PIPE
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
WEL 3632 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Pipe (3 hrs.)
This course offers the student an opportunity to gain the skills required to produce code quality welds on piping materials. These welds are expected to pass guided bend tests to detect flaws.
WEL3613 Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Structural or equivalent.
Students in this course are expected to become proficient in the S.M.A.W. process on pipe.
Students in this course will be making code quality welds on a number of different diameters of pipe using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. These welds are to be made in various positions with a variety of electrodes.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: WELDING SAFETY REVIEW
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate safety procedures.
- Assess the potential hazards in S.M.A.W. pipe welding.
- Indicate procedures for making pipe welding safe.
UNIT 2: ELECTRODE CLASSIFICATION FOR PIPE WELDS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully prepare pipe coupons of welding with S.M.A.W.
- Associate the correct electrode classifications with various alloys of pipe.
- Differentiate classification according to procedure requirements.
UNIT 3: MATERIAL PREPARATION FOR PIPE WELDS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully make pipe welds in the flat position with E6010.
- Analyze 4 different methods of preparation for S.M.A.W. pipe weld.
- Prepare pipe coupons for S.M.A.W. of pipe.
UNIT 4: PIPE WELDING WITH E6010 ELECTRODES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully make pipe welds in the horizontal position with E6010.
- Justify the use of EXX10 electrodes in pipe welding.
- Demonstrate the correct use of EXX10 electrodes in pipe welding.
UNIT 5: PIPE WELDING WITH E7018 ELECTRODES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully make pipe welds in the vertical up position with E7018 electrodes.
- Justify the use of EXX18 electrodes in pipe welding.
- Demonstrate the correct use of EXX18 electrodes in pipe welding.
UNIT 6: PIPE WELDING IN THE 6G CONDITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully make pipe welds in the vertical up position with E6010 E-7018 electrodes.
- Assess the benefits of training pipe welders in the 6G position.
- Demonstrate the ability to make pipe welds in the 6G position.
UNIT 7: CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PIPE WELDING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully pass certification for pipe welding.
- Assess the requirements for certification of pipe welders using S.M.A.W.
- Prepare a procedure qualification document for pipe using S.M.A.W. requirements.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.