Course Content and Outcome Guide for WLD 151
- Course Number:
- WLD 151
- Course Title:
- SMAW Cer Prac:Unlim Thk Mld St
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Course DescriptionCovers safety, welding technique, and qualification procedures in compliance with AWS D1.1 structural test. Department permission required. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Function safely in the PCC Welding Shop.
- Demonstrate professional work ethics (Habits)
- Operate oxyfuel portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards
- Interpret drawing and symbols to accurately layout a project; prepare and assemble to specified tolerances; and weld joints in accordance to AWS D1.1.
- Weld common test assembly with E7018 electrode to code quality standards in the overhead and Vertical positions
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear.
- Understand and practice hand tool and power tool safety.
- Understand and practice equipment safety for welding and oxy fuel cutting systems.
Understand and maintain a safe work area.
- Recognize and report dangerous electrical and air/gas hose connections.
- Understand and practice fire prevention.
- Access and explain the importance Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
- Track training hours on time card
- Perform projects in accordance to specifications and procedures
- Follow directions in a positive manner
- Manage time productively
- Respects equipment and others
- Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making
- Calculating Fractional Tolerances
- Comparing Fractions
- Importance of Code Qualification
- Why Mechanical Properties Testing
- AWSD1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel
- Significance of Bend Testing
- Bend Testing of Welds Deposited with E7018 and other Low Hydrogen Electrodes
- Guided Bend Test vs. Free Bend Testing
- Tensile Testing and Charpy V-Notch Impact Testing
- Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures for the hand cutting and track cutting systems.
- Perform oxy-acetylene cutting with guided practice.
- Interpret lines, symbols and verbiage on project drawing
- Layout material per drawing specifications
- Use the oxyfuel cutting process to cut material to specified dimensions.
- Grind material to meet specifications.
- Assemble weld project per specification.
Use correct terminology.
- Define terms used in the SMAW process.
Equipment identification, setup, shut down, and principles of operation for SMAW.
- Power source identification and adjustment
- Welding lead, connections, inspection, and use.
- Electrode identification, characteristics, and use
- Know essential variables of SMAW by demonstrating the effects of the following variables: current, travel speed, electrode angle and arc length.
- Demonstrate correct welding techniques with the E7018
- Starting and stopping
- Overlapping welds
- Follow welding procedure
- Demonstrate correct welding techniques in the following joints:
- Overhead Position
- Vertical Position:
- Interpret code for allowable limits of discontinuities
- Examine weld profiles to determine acceptability
- Understand test coupon preparation
- Follow preheat requirements
- Examine shop test to determine acceptability
- Complete bend test to determine acceptability
- Confirm acceptability with instructor
Demonstrate visual examination principles and practices