This course will introduce fundamental welding principles, examine arc welding processes, review steel metallurgy, heat treatment, and non-destructive examination. Various workshops will review the processes for development / review of welding procedure specifications (WPS) using ASME Section IX and related ASME Pressure Equipment Codes. “Hands-on” visual examination of weld samples will provide practical experience to evaluate weld flaws to ASME Code requirements. This course is an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding engineering principles and detailed understand of welding procedure development, review and practical implementation.
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 applicants, although it is not a prerequisite that you be an exam candidate.
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 Professional Development Hours for attending all 4 days of the classroom training.
The extra tutorial will prepare candidates for the ABSA Welding Examiner Papers, by completing the following:
Additional online CASTI courses are required to satisfy all knowledge requirements. The online course content 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.
Required for all exam candiates; strongly recommended for general knowledge students:
All participants must bring the ASME IX: Parts QG and QW only, and ASME B31.3 Code to this class. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
Matthew Yarmuch MSc, PEng, IWE is a professional materials and welding engineer, involved in engineering consulting, quality management, research, training and project management. Matthew is a University of Alberta graduate BSc (Materials Engineering) and MSc (Welding Engineering).
Matthew is the president of MattCo Engineering Solutions Inc. and supports the energy, fabrication, and construction sectors. Matthew is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta and Chair of the Alberta Welder Optimization Committee (AWOC) and is active in code committees and local technical societies.