Welding Fundamentals


- for Engineers, Inspectors and Experienced Tradesmen
Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express Calgary University
2373 Banff Trail NW
Calgary AB  T2M 4L2 Canada
587-390-6100
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate
Date: March 20-23, 2018
Earn: 3.2 CEUs
Price: $2,595.00

IMPORTANT: This course is approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau to qualify candidates for the knowledge requirements (Clause 6.4.3) of the CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer.

The welding engineer shall demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental properties of steel, welding fundamentals, welding metallurgy, welding procedures and practice, and welding codes and standards.

The above knowledge may be demonstrated by completing both CASTI courses listed below and receive a minimum mark of 70% on each final exam. These courses are approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau to satisfy the knowledge requirements of a CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer.

To allow sufficient time to complete the pre-classroom online study, course registrants are encouraged to register by February 20, 2018

Completing all of the online study work is a critical step that maximizes your likelihood of passing the exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the online study work may jeopardize the likelihood of successfully passing the exam and do so at their own risk. The online study work is a mandatory part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants to achieve the full CEU credit, and for exam candidates to comply with the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy.

Objectives

This course will introduce some common welding and cutting processes, AWS filler metal specifications, types of welding discontinuities and the related ASME Section V requirements for NDE, as well as the QA systems necessary for welder performance qualification as described in the Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus for Papers #1 and #3. This course is also an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding and related NDE.

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with welding for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping. This course is also designed to assist Alberta Welding Examiner Paper #1 and Paper #3, although it is not a prerequisite that you be an exam candidate.

Accreditation

CASTI is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 3.2 CEUs for attending all 4 days of the classroom training. An additional 3.2 CEUs will be awarded for the completion of the pre-classroom online lessons prior to the course start date.

CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA)
Hybrid Training

This course includes 10 days* of training as described below:

Estimated 4 Days*
Pre-classroom Online
available from Feb. 20 to Mar. 19, 2018

  • review general knowledge of welding and cutting processes
  • review of welding filler metals, AWS A5.x
  • solve practical problems and review detailed solutions

4 Days
In-classroom
held Mar. 20-23, 2018

  • instructor-led review and discussion of welding fundamentals
  • review example problems and detailed solutions
  • solve practice problems and review detailed solutions
  • write practice exam

Estimated 2 Days*
Post-classroom
available from Mar. 24, 2018

  • Three practice exams (3.5 hours each) with answers and full solutions for Paper 1 of the Alberta Welding Examiner
  • Three practice exams (3.5 hours each) with answers and full solutions for Paper 3 of the Alberta Welding Examiner

* Estimates are based on the average time needed by previous students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work. Previous students took between 15-55 hours (2-7 days) to complete the online lesson work.


Prior to the course start date, the online lessons are made available to all customers registered for this CASTI course. All exam candidates are encouraged to register early and allow sufficient time to complete these online lessons. Click here for more information about the CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA).


The pre-classroom online training lessons include:

  • e-Instructor support;
  • study material for reading
  • reviewing example problems and detailed solutions
  • solving practice problems and reviewing detailed solutions
  • practice exam questions are submitted online and automatically graded to provide a measure of self-evaluation

Exam Candidates


Post-classroom online training lessons are available for sixty (60) days after the final day of the in-class training. This gives any candidate wanting to take the Welding Examiner Papers multiple examination opportunities at ABSA.

Completing all of the online study work is a critical step in maximizing your likelihood of passing the exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the online study work may jeopardize the likelihood of successfully passing the exam and do so at their own risk. The online study work is a mandatory part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants to achieve the full CEU credit, and for exam candidates to comply with the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy (see Guarantee Policy below).

By completing the pre-classroom online training lessons, you will be better prepared to learn more from the instructor-led classroom training and optimize your learning experience.


Topics

Fundamentals of Weld Joints, Joint Design, and Welding Symbols
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Defining Welding, Weldability, and the Weldment
  • Weld Test Positions, Weld Joint Types
  • Weld Joint Design and Geometry
  • Weld Joint Preparation (ASME B31.3)
  • Tack Welding
  • Introduction to Overlaying, Cladding, and Temper Bead Welding
  • Introduction to Welding Symbols
Welding and Cutting Processes
  • Welding Terms and Definitions
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Oxygen Cutting (OC)
  • Arc Cutting (AC)
Welding Consumables
  • ASME Section II, Part C - Filler Metal Specifications
  • Fundamentals of Welding Filler Metals and Tungsten Electrodes
  • Carbon steel, alloy steel, and stainless steel filler metals for SMAW, GMAW (FCAW), GTAW, and SAW
Weld Discontinuities and ASME B31.3 Acceptance Criteria for Welds
  • Welding Discontinuities, Flaws, Defects, and their ASME B31.3 Evaluation
  • Dimensional Discontinuities: surface preparation, tolerances, weld joint mismatch, weld contour discontinuities, convexity, concavity, underfill and concave root surface, undercut, weld reinforcement and melt-through
  • Structural Discontinuities: porosity, inclusions
  • Fusion Discontinuities: incomplete fusion, incomplete joint penetration
  • Surface Discontinuities: cracks in welds, crater cracks, underbead cracks, lamellar tearing and laminations
  • Defective Metal Properties
Alberta Pressure Welders Regulation and Sample ABSA Quality Management System Manual
Welding Health and Safety
Weld Examination Workshop Using Steel Specimens and Inspection Tools
  • Discontinuities Terminology - Differences Between Different Codes and Standards
  • ASME Section IX - Bend Test Evaluation
  • Weld Specimen Discontinuities and ASME B31.3 Evaluation
    • Tack Welds in Plate, Pipe, and Flare Joints
    • Fillet and Groove Welds in Plate and Pipe
Evening Tutorials
  • Completing WPQ AB-76A and AB-76B forms and PQ Cards
  • Navigating ASME Section II, Part C
  • Navigating ASME Section V
  • Navigating ASME Section IX
  • Navigating ASME B31.3
Evening tutorials are mandatory for exam candidates planning to challenge Alberta Welding Examiner Papers 1 and 3, and are optional for all other attendees.

Evening Tutorials (for Alberta Welding Examiner Exam Candidates)

The Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus (AB-94) will be explained, along with how it fits into a career path.

Evening tutorials covering practice exams for Papers #1 and #3 will be conducted, with take-home assignments handed out. A review of the take-home assignments will be covered the following evening. Be prepared for 1 hour on Days 1 and 2, and for up to 3 hours on Day 3.

Required Code Documents

For participants not writing the Welding Examiner examinations, ASME code documents are not required.

  • All Welding Examiner Paper 1 exam candidates MUST bring the ASME Section II, Part C code document.
  • All Welding Examiner Paper 3 exam candidates MUST bring the ASME Section V, Section IX, and B31.3 code documents.

These code documents can be purchased from CASTI. Exam document packages with the specific code editions and sections required for Paper #1 and Paper #3 are also available through CASTI.

Minimum System Requirements for the CLA Online Study

  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Windows Vista (or higher)
  • Mac and Android computers and tablets are not supported
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or newer). Microsoft Edge NOT supported.
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Note: Use of Adobe software may have additional system requirements (Please refer to the Adobe specifications provided with your Adobe software or visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com for more information.)

Note: Please consult with your company IT department if you are unsure that your company computer meets the above requirements

CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy:

Customers who are unsuccessful in achieving a passing mark with the API ICP, AWS CWI, CSA W178.2, or Alberta Welding Examiner exams after taking the related CASTI course will be offered a 50% discount to retake the same course again, provided all of the following requirements are met:

  • All of the pre-classroom online lessons were fully completed and all answers submitted online prior to the start of in-classroom training.
  • 100% attendance at the classroom training.
  • All of the post-classroom training is fully completed and all answers submitted online prior to the exam date.
  • This offer is limited to the first available course where seating is available.

Final approval for registration under the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy is given at the sole discretion of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI).

Note: CASTI has no prior knowledge of future examination questions for API ICP, AWS CWI, CSA W178.2, or Alberta Welding Examiner exams.

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About the Instructor

Matthew Yarmuch, MSc, PEng, IWE is a Professional Engineer and an IIW International Welding Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering, a Master of Science in Welding Engineering and is a graduate of the University of Alberta. Matthew is an adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, and has taught welding engineering courses to undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to training trades-persons and engineering professionals.

Matthew is the founder of MattCo Engineering Solutions Inc., focusing on practical engineering in the areas of materials/metallurgy, quality and welding engineering. However, he has also worked in the areas of manufacturing, research & development, EPC, and oil & gas operations and has been involved as an executive member in local chapters of the AWS, CWA and ASM technical societies. Matthew has one patent, has published over 25 papers and completed over 30 conference presentations.