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033-Welding Technology

By: Roger E. Cantrell, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
033-Welding Technology

Welding and brazing is always performed in accordance with a procedure. In the simplest of cases, the procedure may exist only in the mind of the welder such as an experienced farmer repairing his equipment. However, in the majority of cases, especially for structures, pressure vessels, piping, etc., a written procedure is required before work. In most cases, the written procedure must be "qualified", i.e. be tested on mockup coupons to prove its effectiveness before being applied to a real product. In all cases, qualified or not, the variables affecting the procedure must be considered and addressed in the procedure.

This course uses the organization concepts of ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications, to introduce some processes and variables that should be considered when planning a welding or brazing procedure. A description is provided of some of the many welding and brazing processes. Variables discussed, including some examples of each, are joint type/weld type, base material, filler material, position, preheat and interpass temperature, post weld heat treatment, shielding gas, electrical characteristics, and technique.

This course provides an excellent introduction to engineers and craftsmen who deal with welding and brazing procedures as a peripheral duty, perhaps reviewing and accepting contractor procedures, and want to more fluently "speak the language". This course is also an excellent introduction for those who will need to be more deeply involved in preparing welding and brazing procedures as a starting point for further study.

033-Welding Technology
J L Martin
08/08/2018
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While reading the course text I kept remembering back 50 years when I worked for a certified welder. After re-reviewing the questions I missed, I suggest more clarification between brazing and soldering. State specifically that a fillet weld IS for structural load-bearing welds instead of the non-load-bearing wording. And emphasize AC welding more perhaps with a figure equivalent to the DC figure. Also during my PE career quality assurance with weld x-rays was fundamental; perhaps an honorable mention would be beneficial to other PE's. Roger, Thanks for sharing your welding knowledge.
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David
06/24/2018
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This course was a good general review.
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Joseph Flanagan
02/18/2018
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Liked the course; provided me with a lot of detail in welding terminology and practice that I previously did not or misunderstood in my career.
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Bobby Simpson
12/26/2017
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great course. I've been welding all my adult life(around home) now I know why some hold and some don't.
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Majdood Siddiqui
07/09/2017
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5/5
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05/08/2017
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Good introductory coverage of topics.
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Greg
03/21/2017
Good overview of welding terminology and requirements.
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Shane M. Davis
03/21/2017
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Very good information regarding the basics of welding with an introduction to the key terminology surrounding proper weld techniques and procedures.
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JL
02/11/2017
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Good intro to welding concepts.
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Joseph S Johnson
01/27/2017
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Good course
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David
01/02/2017
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I appreciate the informative arrangement of this information, thank you.
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Brian Van Horn
12/23/2016
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Very good information for understanding types of welding and welding procedures.
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Eric Holand
12/20/2016
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The course very good. I enjoyed the review of issues and important information provided.
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Donald A. King
10/06/2016
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This was an excellent course. I gave a very good overview of welding technology.
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033 - Welding Tech
John R Thorington
08/10/2016
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I found the course well written with very helpful tables and clearly given explanations of the needed welding topics.
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Typo in the course material, page 32.
Anonymous reviewer
01/14/2016
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I believe there is a typo on the last sentence of page 32 of the Welding Technology course material. I believe it should read: "Manipulation of the electrode includes use of the weave or string bead technique." Not: "Manipulation of the electrode includes use of the weave or stinger bead technique." Otherwise the course was straight forward.
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WMH
11/03/2015
This course is very informative and providing a very good base level of welding knowledge. It touched on all common aspects of welding. The information provided will help anyone understand the basic information needed to specify a sound weld.
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Welding Technology
Courtney White
06/01/2015
Welding Technology was a well-organized, well-written basic review of welding procedures and processes. Graphics were good.
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anonymous
03/27/2015
Good base information on welding. Covers quite a bit with adequate but not excessive detail.
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Mark Heupel
03/17/2015
A great class that taught the basics of welding. I felt that it gave enough detail though to help me understand the many factors involved in selecting and specifying a good weld.
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Timothy S Irwin
01/24/2015
Well layed out and a good class for a refresher on the basics
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Welding Technology
Paul Wallace
12/23/2014
Really a good course. You could probably do a supplementary course (1-2 PDH) where you develop a welding procedure for carbon steel pipe using SMAW from beginning to end. Would give a good "real world" example.

Typo on page 32--it says "Are Blow" instead of "Arc blow."
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Professional engineer, Structural
Charles Robinson
10/23/2014
A thorough treatment in a brief course, and very helpful as I have been working with a welder fabricating large artwork of stainless steel.
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Welding technology
Lawrence Kusan
10/13/2014
Very clear and concise presentation. I recommend this to all those who specify steel.
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anonymous
10/12/2014
I found the narrative to be unhelpful. It seemed to go into a lot of detail that was not relevant to a practicing engineer. I just found the answers and got through it. Didn't help me in my every day life.
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Good training for design engineers
Alice Maupin
10/10/2014
I especially like that the course is for design engineers who are not welders. I would like to see MIG and TIG processes covered in Part II (still to come).
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Richard Getz
08/28/2014
the addition of an 'audio' track would be helpful
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Thomas Honn
08/23/2014
Material is presented clearly and is easily understood. Good information for the "non-welder". The test is precise and to the point - no "trick" questions.
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John Hall Sr.
07/18/2014
Good basic refresher course
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anonymous
06/18/2014
It was a good overview of welding technology. I enjoyed reading and learning about something that is not a normal part of my day.
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anonymous
05/15/2014
Good course. Instructor has a good knowledge of welding metallurgy and procedures.
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Excellent Course!
Kenneth Betz
04/26/2014
Excellent course! But you might want to check for (possibly) a couple of minor typos or omissions on page 32 ("Technique").

Thank you!
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Welding Technology
anonymous
04/14/2014
Material was useful and the subject matter was interesting
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Excellent Course
Darrell Nelson
04/12/2014
This is an excellent course on the science and procedures of welding. Some of the material is tailored toward ASME which is certainly fine but a balance of AWS material would be helpful.
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anonymous
03/30/2014
Good overview of various welding types used for different materials. Covered materials used, techniques,pre and post treatments.
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Ed Jessen
03/25/2014
the information presented is dry but generally provides good insight to welding technology.
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anonymous
03/08/2014
This is a very good Welding process and theory review for those who are involved with specifying weld joints and repairs. It is important to be able to discuss various processes and procedures with welders and welding coordinators. A very good course. You may want to consider an additional course on welding symbols.
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anonymous
02/17/2014
Some of the descriptions were too brief and did not lend to a complete understanding.
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anonymous
02/06/2014
IT was a good overview course. I would like to see a companion course or add to this one that would detail how one would actually select the proper weld specs
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Solid presentation
Jim
12/30/2013
Cantrell's presentation of welding technology is a solid foundation in the fundamentals of good, code compliant weld practice. I'd recommend it for any engineer needing to have a better understanding of welding. I learned some things, and I have been around welded fabrication activity for many years. Very good!
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Erik Mueller
12/27/2013
The title of the class may be misleading to some: the class is more about welding specifications and types rather than the technology (specifics on equipment, etc.)

There were some typos on the course materials, so it should be looked over again for editing.

Would be good to include some of the reference list for the base metals and fillers mentioned, specifically for the materials community. I know these are available through AWS, but short lists might be good here too.

There was little mention of the A numbers for steels and irons. It would be good to get a better idea of what they entail.

Overall, a great class which will help material engineers and mechanicals better understand and communicate with the weld supervisors and artisans in day to day operations. It also gives those with less knowledge on welding selection the amount of difficulty involved in accounting for all the variables in design.
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Excellent Course - Well Done
Lee Marlow
12/09/2013
This class really got me up to speed on Welding Technology. Mr. Cantrell did a great job.

I must take this opportunity to mention the SunCam Owners. I made some mistakes on the forms, (did not know my last name from my first name) They we so nice about correcting My Mistakes. They are there the help us. Thank you so much.
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JOHN K. HAGOPIAN II
09/27/2013
WAS A WELL DESIGNED COURSE,MATERIAL WAS ORGANIZED,AND THE PRESENTATION WAS EASY TO FOLLOW.THE TEST WAS FAIR AND THE QUESTIONS WERE CLEAR,NOT AMBIGUOUS.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ALL PRACTICING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS THAT HAVE TO SPECIFY WELDS AND PROCEDURES
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Great Course
Wayne Howell
08/19/2013
Very Informative Course. Many topics covered, with great information and references to outside sources for additional reading/material.
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Welding
Gordon J. Holmes, P.E.
06/20/2013
Gave a very good overview of welding process
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anonymous
06/07/2013
Good class, Should have separate one for AWS D1.1 and D1.5 requirements and one for ASME.
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anonymous
05/26/2013
great review of welding principles
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Welding Technology
anonymous
05/26/2013
First SunCam course. Excellent review and well prepared topic.
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anonymous
05/24/2013
Need to extend for aluminum, copper and other commonly used materials.
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anonymous
02/25/2013
Excellent Course!
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anonymous
02/19/2013
Good welding refresher and metal technology update since my college welding and metallurgy courses. Definitely recommended. I was hesitant at first, but glad I have taken the 4 PDH course.
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anonymous
01/31/2013
Very informative.
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Good intro to welding
anonymous
07/05/2012
The course material is well organized and it is not a laborious read. It covers the highlights and provided a good introduction to welding technology and some of the terms and processes.
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Welding Course
anonymous
02/25/2011
Great general coverage of welding and AWS designations.
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Basic
anonymous
01/31/2011
This course provides a basic overview of welding processes.
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anonymous
01/22/2011
Good over view pointing importance of essential variables and other considerations.
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Chris
12/11/2010
Great overview for anyone involved with welding procedures or who just wants to be more familiar with terminology. Very good explaination of what must be considered when using welded joints.
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anonymous
12/10/2010
OK as overview but I was expecting more detail.
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anonymous
11/17/2010
Good overview of welding fundamentals.
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Welding course review
Mark Esposito
04/20/2010
A very helpful and informative review of basic welding terminology.
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Price: $29.95
Special Price Expires: 1/25/2019
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Course Code: 100193-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
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