Combination Pipeline Welder Program Curriculum: 


Introduction to Pipeline Course: 


Course Description: Introduction to Pipeline is segments of pipe that are welded together using the SMAW process, running an electrode in a downhill progression in accordance to API 1104 standards. Students will learn to weld 8, 10, 12 inch pipe in the 5G and 6G position. In addition, complete a branch test using 6010 and 8010 electrodes all in the downhill progression.


Subject Hours:  120 clock hour's (20 hours lec, 100 hours lab, 00 hours ext)


Performance Objectives:

  • 1. Orientation to the pipeline welding process.
  • 2. Running electrodes in the downhill progression.
  • 3. Weld 12" pipe in 5G & 6G positions.
  • 4. Weld Branch test.


Prerequisites: Admission to the program.


Required Textbooks: N/A


Instructional Methods:

  • 1. Lecture
  • 2. Lab
  • 3. Demonstration


Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio:  5:1


Weekly Content Outline:

  • Week 1. Safety procedures, lab guidelines, tool usage, setting up and prepping the work area.
  • Week 2. Cutting using oxyacetylene and running beads.
  • Week 3. Running beads downhill in a 5G position. 
  • Week 4. Running beads downhill in a 6G position.
  • Week 5. Running beads in a 5G & 6G position.
  • Week 6. Complete Branch test, cut out straps to bend and nick. 


Basic of Grades:  Tests / Quizzes: 10%  Lab Assignments: 65% Final Exam: 25% 


 

Advanced Pipeline Course: 


Course Description: Advanced Pipeline is segments of pipe that are welded together using the SMAW process, running an electrode in downhill and uphill progression. Students will learn to weld on an 8, 10, and 12 inch pipe. In addition, both an Arkansas Bell Hole test (6G) and an In-Service test in both downhill and uphill progression will be completed during class.


Subject Hours: 120 Clock Hour's (20 hours lec, 100 hours lab, 00 ext)


Performance Objectives:

  1. SMAW process works
  2. Proper fitting of pipe
  3. Running weld beads using downhill and uphill progression
  4. Welding Arkansas Bell Hole test (6G)
  5. In-Service test


Prerequisites: Admission to the program


Required Textbooks: N/A


Instructional Methods:

  1. Lecture
  2. Lab
  3. Demonstration


Maximum Student : Instructor Ratio: 5:1


Weekly Content Outline:

  • Week 1 - Safety procedures, lab guidelines, tool usage, setting up and prepping the work area. 
  • Week 2 - Cutting using oxyacetylene and running beads. 
  • Week 3 - Running beads on 8, 10, & 12 inch pipe.
  • Week 4 - Running beads on 8, 10, & 12 inch pipe. 
  • Week 5 - Arkansas Bell Hole Test 
  • Week 6 - In-Service Test 


Basis of Grades: Tests / Quizzes:  10%, Lab Assignments: 65%, Final Exam: 25%