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INWE 25010 - SWAM Terms and Definitions

0.17 CR
In this module, the welding student will develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the shielded metal arc welding process. These entry-level fundamentals include the history of shielded metal arc welding, types of power supplies used, and fundamentals of the process.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the fundamentals of shielded metal arc welding, as it relates to the AWS, ASME, API, and other welding codes and standards.
  2. Be able to identify the SMAW process in comparison to other arc welding processes.
  3. Identify the basic SMAW electrode numbering system as established by the American Welding Society for each electrode.
  4. Select the correct machine, amperage, polarity, and size electrodes for a given weld application.
  5. Produce various weld beads, flat position lap, and T-joints with various SMAW electrodes.
  6. Identify various weld defects and their characteristics.
  7. Execute correct metal preparation for open root groove welds.