Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (v.01)
Students develop solid manipulative and theoretical understanding of the GTAW process. Manual skills will be developed welding a variety of weld joints made on carbon steel and stainless steel in the flat and horizontal positions. Theoretical understanding of the GTAW process will be gained through lecture and discussions. All welding competencies performed using the GTAW process will be evaluated using American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Steel Welding Code visual inspection criteria.
What it takes to earn this badge
Set-up and operate GTAW equipment in a safe manner.
Determine correct parameters for material thickness, joint design
Identify acceptable and unacceptable weld characteristics and defects.
Identify and troubleshoot common problems associated with the GTAW process.
Perform flat and horizontal position welds on a variety of weld joints, including Square, Tee, Lap, and Outside Corner.
Earn a Satisfactory and 80% or above within each of the Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding courses (1 and 2).
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