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WEL 266 - Thermal Cutting Processes II

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup and cutting techniques for Plasma and Carbon steel Arc cutting on carbon steel, austenitic stainless steel, and aluminum. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position. The student will also perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate cutting equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
    1. Perform safety inspections
    2. Complete minor external repairs to oxyfuel cutting equipment
    3. Set up manual plasma arc equipment for cutting carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel
    4. Set up manual air carbon arc equipment for cutting carbon steel
  2. Produce manual plasma arc cuts on carbon steel
    1. Weld straight, square edge cutting operations in the flat position on carbon steel, aluminum, and austenitic stainless steel with PAC equipment
    2. Execute shape, square edge cutting operations in the flat position on carbon steel, aluminum, and austenitic stainless steel with PAC equipment
  3. Assess cuts to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
    1. Remove base metal in the flat and horizontal position with CAC-A equipment
    2. Remove weld metal in the flat and horizontal position with CAC-A equipment
    3. Perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal on carbon steel
    4. Analyze completed cuts, scarfing, and gouging results
    5. Adjust cutting, scarfing, and gouging techniques



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