2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INWE 25020 - Electrodes for SMAW

0.21 CR
Shielded metal arc welding involves many different types of welding electrodes in the welding industry. In this module, the welding student will learn to identify the basic numbering system as established by the American Welding Society for each electrode. The student will be required to pass a written exam at the end of this module.

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.