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WLD 228 Welding Inspection Technology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Focus is on the importance of quality in the welding industry, including basic concepts and tools of visual weld inspection, weld procedure specifications, and industry code interpretation. Also covered are non-destructive testing, destructive testing, and the requirements for becoming a certified welding inspector.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Prior welding or inspection experience.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate safe working habits and procedures within a lab setting related to the welding trades. (CSLO 3)
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of quality control, testing, and inspection. Describe the effects of weld failures and the impact on society. (CLSO 1)
3. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the operation of weld inspection gauges and tools. (CSLO 2,3)
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the most commonly used industry codes. (CSLO 2,3)
5. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the use of weld procedure specifications and welder qualifications. (CSLO 2,3)
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the effects of heat input and how to verify weld preheat, inter-pass temperatures, and post heat inspection.(CSLO 3,4)
7. (Synthesis Level) Perform visual inspection using weld gauges, and perform destructive testing to weld samples per industry codes.(CSLO 2,3,4)
8. (Evaluation Level) Detect and assess the cause of weld defects: inclusion, porosity, penetration, and undercut in a given weld.(CSLO 2,3,4)
9. (Analysis Level) Compare visual discontinuities and determine the acceptability or serviceability of a weldment based on industry codes.(CSLO 2,3,4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
American Welding Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Petroleum Institute.