Seminar Overview

This maintenance welding seminar includes discussions on welding skills improvement and is specifically designed for welding technicians and other personnel working in industrial plants, construction, manufacturing, metalworking and fabrication shops, and other similar facilities or applications. This seminar will focus on welding principles before spending the most time on welding on various types of metal. As always, safety is a big part of our seminar curriculum. Overall, this maintenance training program is designed to teach students how to produce smooth, strong, quality welds while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.

Fundamentals and basics come first in this maintenance welding seminar. Day One explores techniques, principles, concepts, metallurgy, and welding symbols and drawings. We will get into the heart of this seminar discussing welding on various types of metal: steel, alloys, stainless steel and cast iron.

Techniques in Welding

  • Butt and Lap Joint
  • Fillet
  • Complete and partial joint penetration
  • Welding positions

Types of Welding Processes

  • MIG (GMAW)
  • TIG (GTAW)
  • Other; Flux Cored (FCAW) and Oxy-acetylene

How to Weld on Steel

  • Steel and its alloys
  • Selection of welding processes
  • Preheating
  • Best practices for welding on steel

How to weld on Aluminum alloys

  • Selection of welding processes
  • Filler metals for Aluminum alloys
  • Best practices for welding on Aluminum alloys

How to Weld on Stainless Steel

  • Types of Stainless steel
  • Filler metal selection for stainless steel
  • Best practices for welding on Stainless Steel

How to Weld Repair Cast Iron

  • Problems in Welding Cast Iron
  • Filler metal Selection
  • Best Practices for Welding Cast Iron

Welding and Brazing on Copper and Copper Alloys

  • Welding and Brazing on Cast and Wrought Products
  • Filler metal selection
  • Best practices for welding on copper and alloys

Review of Cutting Processes for Maintenance Welding

  • Plasma machines
  • Oxy-acetylene

Welding Safety

  • Heat Protection
  • Electrical Shock
  • Radiation Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Smoke and Fume Protection

Welding Costs and Records

  • Use of Welding Codes
  • Personnel Certification
  • Written Welding Procedures
  • Welding costs direct and hidden

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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