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WLD 255 Pipe Welding 4
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: This course prepares students for welder qualifications in several codes to meet the required standards of the pipe industry. The focus of this course is the welding procedures used on smaller diameter and heavier wall thickness piping. Students will practice butt welds, socket welds, tube welding and advanced pipe fabrication. Specialty industry procedures such as hot tapping, heat treatment and stress relieving will be discussed. Special safety procedures such as fall protection, cranes and rigging, confined space and excavations will be discussed. Prerequisites: WLD 245

Prerequisites: WLD 245

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students should have completed WLD 245 or have the comparable skill sets to be successful in this course.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate safe working habits and procedures 100% of the time within a lab setting related to the pipe welding trades.
2. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the operation of a DC welding machines using SMAW and GTAW a minimum of 100% of the lab time.
3. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the operation of mechanical cutting,oxy-acetylene and carbon arc torch cutting a minimum of 100% of the lab time.
4. (Analysis Level) Recognize and select the proper welding rod and size for the alloy and joint design of the pipe being welded.
5. (Analysis Level) Setup the welding machine with proper polarity, amperage, and process to complete the pipe welding procedure.
6. (Synthesis Level) Measure and cut pipe per job specifications and drawings using mechanical tools,oxy-acetylene and plasma arc cutting torches.
7. (Analysis Level) Examine root pass for 100% penetration.
8. (Analysis Level) Examine fill and cap passes per code requirements.
9. (Analysis Level) Examine, detect and explain the cause of weld defects: inclusion, porosity, penetration, under fill, burn through and undercut in a given weld.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain and summarize applicable pipe welding codes, explain differences in industry applications between API and ASME codes.
11. (Knowledge Level) Define various code requirements for welder qualifications, weld positions, joint designs and inspection/testing methods common to the pipe industry.
12. (Application level) Explain and demonstrate safety practices common to the pipe welding industry. Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialized safety equipment used in the fabrication and welding industries.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Standards per American Petroleum Institute (API) & American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)