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Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting

WELD 103

Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting

WELD 103

Course Description

Addresses safety in use of equipment for oxy-fuel gas welding and cutting, and equipment set-up. Include oxy-fuel welding of flat strips 1/8" or less in thickness, and cutting, beveling, and piercing plate and pipe in laboratory experience. Credit may be earned in one of the following courses WELD 103, SKWL 103, or SKWL 101 but not in more than one. (30-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Understand the theory of Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Oxy-fuel processes.

Objectives:

  • Realize the significance of these processes in manufacturing and industry.
  • Discuss relationships with other welding and/or cutting processes.

Demonstrate appropriate safety practices and procedures.

Objectives:

  • Realize the significance of these processes in manufacturing and industry.
  • Discuss relationships with other welding and/or cutting processes.
  • Apply safety procedures in all laboratory activities.

Demonstrate appropriate equipment operation.

Objectives:

  • Realize the importance of proper equipment set-up.
  • Apply proper procedures when setting up equipment.

Develop, read, and follow a welding specification/procedure document.

Objectives:

  • Realize the importance of following the procedure
  • Define and explain appropriate welding terms.
  • Apply the procedure when making a specific cut or weld.

Demonstrate proper techniques to complete cuts and welds on carbon steel material.

Objectives:

  • Realize the value of proper body positioning, visual factors, material prep and positioning, and tacking.