Overview

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING – SMAW

Course Outcome

This very popular series offers foundational training deemed necessary for every aspirant welder, boilermaker or in fact anyone tasked with having to join metal using the arc welding process.

4 Modules

The complete course consists of 4 video modules and 2 PDF manuals which include self-assessment

Module 1

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of arc welding
  • Describe the SMAW process
  • Identify by name all the major components in a typical system
  • Identify the three (3) basic types of welding machines
  • Read and interpret basic “nameplate information”
  • Identify and describe types of welding leads (cables)
  • Identify covered electrodes in AWS 5.1 specification, and identify basic welding tools

Module 2

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify and name the hazards associated with SMAW
  • Identify and describe the purpose of standard PPE for SMAW

Module 3

At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to:

  • Set up a typical AC, DC or combination types machine in preparation for SMAW processes
  • Strike an arc
  • Run a “stringer bead”
  • “Read“ a weld

Module 4

At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to:

  • Perform “down-hand position welds” to common types of joints namely:
  1. Butt-joint on 6mm mild steel plate
  2. A single Vee Butt joint on 10mm mild steel plate
  3. A T-joint (fillet weld) on 6mm mild steel plate

 

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