SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW-PLATE)
The Shielded Metal Arc Welding course is designed to teach students about arc welding safety and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW-Plate), proper techniques and electrode selection for welding plate in various welding positions (1G,2G,3G,4G) to meet ASME welding code. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform general entry level production and maintenance welding in fabrication shop, machine shop, oilfield, pipeline, petrochemical, power plant or refineries on mild steel, stainless steel and carbon steel. This course contains 24 hours of lecture and 72 hours of lab, which totals 96 clock hours. This course will last 6 weeks. In order to complete course student must pass a skills test. At the completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Outline
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Lec/ Lab/ Ext/Total
24 / 72 / 00 / 96
The approximate time to complete the SMAW Plate course is six weeks for the day and evening class.
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding Description
Each student will have an understanding of how the SMAW process works and able to perform a fillet and groove weld with and without backing in all positions with a 6010 and 7018 electrode. (No prerequisite)
Each student will learn safety, welding rod functions, and how to do cutting procedures using cutting torch or gauging. Students will weld in various positions. In order to complete the course student must be able to pass a skills test after each welding position.