No experience needed, show up and learn the basics. Students are provided a tool bucket that includes all the basic welding tools needed to complete the course. Students learn welding/shop safety, welding machine set up and operation, how to weld SMAW fillets, full penetration v-groove welds, and oxy-fuel cutting procedures.
How to read and understand a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
Welding machine set-up for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process.
Proper base metal preparation for welding.
Body positioning techniques when welding with SMAW.
Fillet weld measurements, fit-up, and welding techniques.
Weld defects and acceptance criteria for AWS D1.1 structural steel code.
Intro to V-groove welds, electrode selection, and industry uses.
V-groove welding techniques for all positions.
Oxy-fuel torch set-up and cutting techniques.
Destructive Testing techniques of V-groove welds, industry methods, and specimen preparation in accordance to the applicable code or standard.
Welcome to Western Welding Academy
Western Welding Academy is the only pipe welding school in the country that is solely owned and operated by real pipeline/pipe welders. At WWA we have the most elite, highest skilled welders in the world teaching students how to weld pipe.