WEL3633 GAS 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 3633 - Gas Metal Arc Welding/Pipe (3 hrs.)
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to produce code quality welds on various diameters of pipe. These welds are to be produced using the gas metal arc welding process. Welds made with these procedures will be tested using the guided bend test to detect flaws.
WEL3622 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/Structural) or equivalent.
Students in this class are expected to become proficient in welding pipe in a variety of positions using G.M.A.W.
Students in this course will be able to produce code quality welds using the Gas Metal Arc Welding Method on piping materials. These welds will be made in a variety of positions using the short circuit metal transfer and flux core methods.
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.
- Access the potential hazards for G.M.A.W. pipe welding.
- Demonstrate how to set-up and safely operate G.M.A.W. equipment for pipe welding.
UNIT 2: PREPARE MATERIAL FOR G.M.A.W. PIPE WELDS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully prepare pipe coupons for welding with G.M.A.W.
- Analyze four different methods of preparation for G.M.A.W.
- Prepare pipe coupons for G.M.A.W. of pipe, using two of these methods.
UNIT 3: ELECTRODE CLASSIFICATION AND SHIELDING GASES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify correct electrode and shielding gas combinations for various alloys of pipe.
- Associate the correct electrode classification and shielding gases for various alloys of pipe for the G.M.A.W. process.
- Contrast the efficiencies of pipe welding with G.M.A.W. with that of S.M.A.W.
UNIT 4: ROLLING PIPE WELDS IN FLAT POSITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully weld pipe with G.M.A.W. in flat position.
- Examine equipment requirements for position welding of pipe.
- Demonstrate the correct procedures for making rolling pipe welds with G.M.A.W. equipment.
UNIT 5: G.M.A.W. PIPE WELDS IN VERTICAL POSITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully weld pipe with G.M.A.W. in vertical position.
- Analyze the difference in parameters for rolling position welds, as compared to fixed position welds.
- Demonstrate how to make G.M.A.W. pipe welds in the vertical fixed position.
UNIT 6: G.M.A.W. PIPE WELDS IN HORIZONTAL POSITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully weld pipe with G.M.A.W. in horizontal fixed position.
- Generate the criteria for making horizontal fixed position welds using G.M.A.W.
- Demonstrate how to correctly make horizontal G.M.A.W. pipe welds.
UNIT 7: G.M.A.W. PIPE WELDS IN 6G POSITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully weld pipe with G.M.A.W. in 6G position up hill.
- Compare text procedures of 6G position and compare this with other positions.
- Demonstrate how to correctly make G.M.A.W. welds in the 6G position.
UNIT 8: CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR G.M.A.W. PROCESSES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully pass certification requirements for G.M.A.W. processes.
- Assess the certification requirements of G.M.A.W. pipe welding.
- Prepare a procedure qualification document for G.M.A.W. pipe welding
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:
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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.