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Pipe and Structural Welding
PIPE & STRUCT
CLASS CODE: WELD 225 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Material and configurations using SMAW, GTAW, FCAW and GMAW processes on pipe and structural shapes. Welding in all positions on carbon, stainless steel, and aluminum.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Pipe and structural fitting, measuring, pattern making, marking and layout tools. Cutting and welding of saddles, and T, K, and Y branches.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: At the end of this class, the student will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of pipe and structural welding.
2. Demonstrate skill with some of the specialized tools used in pipe and structural welding.
3. Demonstrate skill in preparation of weld joints for pipe and structural shapes.
4. Demonstrate skill in measuring and laying out pipe and structural weldments.
5. Pass a pipe welding certification test in at least two positions.
6. Recognize and prevent welding defects.
REQUIREMENTS: Materials of Instruction:
A. Text 1: "Pipe Welding Procedures," by Hoobasar Rampaul
Text 2: "Practical Guide to Butt Weld Pipe Fitting," by George A. Molnar
Ref. Texts: "Pipe Trades Pocket Manual" by Thomas W. Frankland and "The Pipe fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook" by Thomas W. Frankland, Glencoe Publishing Co., Encino, CA
B. Materials: Notebook, safety glasses, clipboard, gloves, marking tools, protractor, silver pencils, calculator with trig functions, wrap around, 2-torpedo level, combination square (tri-square), centering head and ballpin hammer.
C. Clothing must be in accordance with the program. No shorts or thongs are allowed.
D. Students will be required to keep a daily journal.

Suggested Time Schedule and Sequence of Instruction:
1 hr Inroduction Lect./Discussion
1 hr Safety for Pipe Fitters Lect./Discussion
1 hr Definitions Lect./Discussion
1 hr Patterns Lect./Discussion
1 hr Reducers Lect./Discussion
1 hr Pipe & Fittings Lect./Discussion
1 hr Tools Lect./Discussion
1 hr Cutting & Hammar High Lect./Discussion
Spots
1 hr Offsets Lect./Discussion
1 hr Pipe Bends Lect./Discussion
1 hr Miter Turn Fittings & Lect./Discussion
Cope Holes
1 hr Brackets Lect./Discussion
1 hr Linear Expansion of Pipe Lect./Discussion
1 hr Conversion Factors & Lect./Discussion
Tables
1 hr Properties of Pipe Lect./Discussion
As needed Test & Evaluation Lect./Discussion
48 hr Practice of Assigned Lect./Discussion
Projects

General Methods of Instruction:
A. Lecture/Discussion
B. Instructor demonstration
C. Handouts
D. Student practice

Methods of Evaluation:
A. Written: 50%
B. Lab work: 50%
C. A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
PREREQUISITES: Weld 105, 123, or concurrent enrollment
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001