2010 Show Seminars

Six unique seminars will give you opportunities to gain practical knowledge on welding, sales consulting and inspection in lively forums with expert instructors. Seminars are discounted for members of AWS, SME, FMA, NAM, or PMA. In addition, a two-day Resistance Welding School will be held Nov. 3-4.

Register online or via mail/fax form here.

VISUAL INSPECTION WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 3, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Member of AWS, FMA, SME, NAM, or PMA: $550
Nonmember: $685
Register online or via mail/fax form here.

A 16-hour course for CWI exam candidates to review the basic concepts and applications of visual inspection. After a discussion of the limitations and advantages of visual inspection, types of weld
data that may be obtained by visual inspection are presented and discussed. Includes the many types of discontinuities encountered during the visual inspection of welds. Common tools used for visual
inspection are presented and discussed (a machinist’s scale, dial calipers, micrometers, fillet weld gauges, the Palmgren gauge, and the V-WAC). Participants will use these gauges to make measurements on weld replicas. This will prepare candidates for Part “B” of the exam. A sample weld specification containing acceptance criteria is presented and discussed, after which students use the specification and visual inspection tools to evaluate the weld replicas using a series of specific questions and scenarios.

By attending, you can learn:
  • How to use weld measuring instruments
  • Compliance to a specific code
  • Do’s and don’ts of documentation
  • When a discontinuity is OK
  • When a defect is rejectable
  • Why visual inspection can be the most effective NDE technique

THE WHY AND HOW OF WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATIONS

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Member of AWS, FMA, SME, NAM, or PMA: $345,
Nonmember: $480
Register online or via mail/fax form here.

If you are responsible for planning a welding operation, which of the following items are most critical: base metal, welding process, filler metal, current and range, voltage and travel speed, joint design tolerances, joint and surface preparation, tack welding, welding position, preheat and interpass temperature, or shielding gas? This course provides the answers.
       This program will benefit owners, managers, engineers, and supervisors who must qualify, write, or revise their own welding procedure specifications to satisfy codes and contract documents.

Topics covered:
  • Proper preparation and qualification of welding procedure specifications
  • Selecting and documenting welding variables
  • Documenting standard procedure qualification testing for commonly used processes for joining ferrous plate and pipe materials.
You can learn:
  • Specifying essential and nonessential variables commonly used in sample AWS, ASME, and API code formats
  • Using standards when preparing procedures
  • Documenting welding variables and qualification tests
  • Avoiding the pitfalls in revising previously qualified procedures.

ROADMAP THROUGH THE D1.1/D1.1M:2010 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE–STEEL

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Member of AWS, FMA, SME, NAM, or PMA: $345,
Nonmember: $480
Register online or via mail/fax form here.

This one-day program provides a comprehensive overview of the new AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010, Structural Welding Code–Steel. Each code section, including General Requirements, Design of Welded Connections, Pre-qualification, Qualification, Fabrication, Inspection, Stud Welding, and Strengthening and Repair of Existing Structures, will be summarized with emphasis on their interrelationships and usage. In addition, the role of mandatory and non-mandatory annexes will be reviewed, along with tips on using the code Commentary. This program will benefit managers, engineers, supervisors, inspectors, and other decision-makers who need comprehensive understanding of what is, and what is not, covered by AWS D1.1:2010 to improve their job effectiveness.

Attendees must bring their own copy of D1.1/D1.1M:2010, Structural Welding Code–Steel. Order it online at http://pubs.aws.org or contact The AWS Store at (888) 935-3464.


METALLURGY APPLIED TO EVERYDAY WELDING

Wedesday, November 3, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Member of AWS, FMA, SME, NAM, or PMA: $345,
Nonmember: $480
Register online or via mail/fax form here.

Metallurgy of welds in carbon and low-alloy steels doesn't need to be complicated. This short course will help you understand how welding affects the properties of base materials, and how weld defects occur.

Owners, inspectors, engineers, and supervisors who specify welding and need to understand the interaction of base, filler, and welding processes should attend.

D1.1:2010 – FABRICATION AND INSPECTION

Wedesday, November 3, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Member of AWS, FMA, SME, NAM, or PMA: $345,
Nonmember: $480
Register online or via mail/fax form here.

This one-day program will provide a review of the Fabrication and Inspection section of the new D1.1:2010 Structural Welding Code — Steel. This section provides an in-depth look at the control and storage of welding consumables, stress-relief heat treatment, base metal preparation, joint dimensions and tolerances, structural member dimensional tolerances, and other topics. The significance of weld profiles and repair of effects will also be covered, along with an overview of the acceptance criteria for the different weld categories and inspection methods. Discussions on stud welding and requirements for strengthening and repairing existing structures round out this intense program. Qualifications and responsibilities of inspectors and contractors will be covered. Procedures and techniques for visual, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle,
radiographic, and ultrasonic inspection are highlighted as a prelude to a detailed review of the inspection acceptance standards. Test method fundamentals will be covered, where necessary, to understand the more in-depth tables and criteria, along with tips on what to look for in inspection reports. Whether you are a supervisor, engineer, inspector, or auditor, you will find this clear presentation a must for better understanding of weld quality.
 

CERTIFIED WELDING SALES REPRESENTATIVE SEMINAR AND EXAM

Tuesday, November 3 – Thursday, November 4, 2010
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For details, visit http://www.aws.org/certification/CWSR