This course has both a theoretical and a practical component and covers:
- Welding processes and equipment.
- Materials and their behaviour during welding, construction and design.
- Fabrication applications engineering.
Practical Welder training is carried out on an individual basis with the main processes being MMA, MIG/MAG, FCAW, TIG and Oxy-Fuel welding. Forty (40) hours are reserved to broaden the student’s knowledge and skill in other relevant materials within this main process. An additional twenty (20) hours shall be reserved to give the student basic understanding of the possibilities of other processes.
On completion of the course, students will have an understanding of:
- The characteristics and main components of the most common arc welding power sources.
- The fundamentals of common and special welding processes and their applications.
- Consumables used in the different processes.
- Joint designs and weld configurations for specific materials, thicknesses, accessibility, different loadings and allowable tolerances.
- Basic metallurgy of steels, testing of materials and heat treatments.
- Defects encountered with the various welding processes.
Practical: 8 days
Theory: 10 days
Exams: 2 hours