Coded Welding (SMAW) on Plate 3G & 4G

Process SMAW 6013 and 7018: Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Manual Metal Arc Welding for Carbon Steel Plate

This course has been designed to instruct learners in safety, cutting, grinding and stick welding on carbon steel, culminating with the ability to weld in a straight line in three positions (flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead).


Duration of training:

The recommended period of time is 320 hours instructional training. This represents the average time required to gain the expected skills. The time needed may vary according to the capability of the student.
This Guideline applies mainly to carbon steel plates.


Learners will be able to:

Perform safe welding according to the (p) WPS (or welding instruction)
Assemble and tack the joint
Take the necessary precautions to avoid distortion prior to, during and after welding
Follow the welding symbols and the (p)WPS (related to the proposed weld)
Select the appropriate type of consumable and the desired size according to the (p)WPS (or welding instruction).
Where appropriate, perform simple visual and destructive tests on the welds made.