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WLD 110 - Basic Arc and Oxyacetylene Welding

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Procedures and techniques in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment, proper welding procedures for arc and oxyacetylene, arc and oxyacetylene steel welding, welding machines and polarities, filler metal identification, and welding positions, and oxyacetylene cutting.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate all safety protocol
  2. Describe the welding machines and polarities used in the arc welding process.
  3. Demonstrate welding in flat and horizontal positions used in the arc and oxyacetylene welding processes.
  4. Demonstrate hand and track torch techniques for oxyacetylene cutting.

Outline:
  1. Health, Safety, and Environmental Practices
    1. Eye protection
    2. Protective clothing
    3. Equipment handling
    4. Safety features to welding processes
    5. Shop clean-up procedures
    6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
    7. Ventilation requirements
    8. Waste disposal
    9. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  2. Welding Terminology
    1. Definitions
    2. Applications
  3. Arc and Oxyacetylene Welding Equipment
    1. Identification
    2. Proper handling
    3. Assembly
    4. Types of gases
    5. Handling of cylinders
    6. Types of regulators
    7. Hose size and safety features
    8. Torch handling and types
    9. Arc welding helmets and lenses
    10. Power tools
  4. Proper Welding Procedures for Arc and Oxyacetylene
    1. Electrode size
    2. Amperage settings
    3. Arc length
    4. Speed of travel
    5. Electrode angle
    6. Flame adjustment
    7. Tip size
    8. Torch angle
  5. Arc and Oxyacetylene Steel Welding
    1. Definition
    2. Application
    3. Processes
    4. Regulator pressure settings
    5. Lighting the torch
    6. Flame adjustment
    7. Clamping and tacking procedures
  6. Welding Machines and Polarities
    1. Alternating Current (AC) machines
    2. Direct Current (DC) machines
    3. Polarities
    4. AC current
    5. DC current
  7. Filler Metal Identification
    1. Digit selection
    2. Types of electrodes
      1. E6010
      2. E6011
      3. E7018
      4. E7024
    3. Identification of gas welding rods
    4. Application
  8. Welding Positions
    1. Flat
    2. Vertical
    3. Horizontal
    4. Overhead
  9. Oxyacetylene Cutting
    1. Hand cutting torch
      1. Lighting
      2. Flame adjustment
      3. Procedures
    2. Track torch
    3. Lighting
    4. Flame adjustment
    5. Procedures