Welding of Safety Critical Structures:
Processes, Design & Quality

Course Code: AWSCE-WA-CPD4
Pricing: AUD $3500 +GST (3 Day), AUD $5000 +GST (5 Day)
Duration: 3 Day, 5 Day.

Note: This course is run in conjunction with the University of Adelaide Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) department and the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide

A repair weld will cost you x5 the scheduled cost. Failure will cost you everything.

Engineers, Project Managers, Procurement Leads and even Business Development Managers at one point in their career will come into contact, in a professional context with a critical safety structure that is welded.

Whether that is sourcing a supplier for material that is going to be used in critical plant piping or setting up the contract auditing conditions for handrails in a fire escape that is being installed in a new shopping complex – these are welded structures. Having an understanding of what “welding” involves, but more importantly the systems that have been codified to ensure that these structures can welded with minimal risk to the integrity of the asset is essential to secure the profitability of the undertaking.

Critical Structures – Integrating Triple Redundancy into a Safety Management Systems

At the end of the day, most experienced Welding Engineers will tell you that they approach a welded ligament as the weakest link in structure. This 3-part course aims to give participants not only a forum to explore the Science behind this proposition, but the opportunity to get out onto the workshop floor and “burn some rod” and prove it to themselves.

The fabrication experience is an invaluable opportunity for the professionals to gain substantial exposure to practical welding and non-destructive testing. This allows the participant to expand their practical understanding and physically see how, if applied correctly the welding codes (Australian and International) incorporate a triple redundancy into the fabrication process.

The Science and Practical Elements are then integrated and discussed in under a Command and Control framework. The key questions that is answered is: How do we control quality, minimise risk and maximise profitability by harnessing efficiency. The conversation is governed by understanding the principles of ISO 3834 and the participants learn how to roll out and audit Weld Quality System (QMS) and Safety Management Systems (SMS).

On completion of the course candidates will have gained:

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of arc welding and the “trifecta” principle governing weld integrity.
  • An overview of “Dirty, Clean and Ultra Clean Welding”- and their application in the Australian context.
  • The ability to identify key welding defects
  • An appreciation for code limitations for the import and export markets

The course is delivered in a 3-day and 5-day format. The principal difference between the investments is the time spent on the workshop floor and the number of case studies covered.

Course Code Duration Objective Investment

AWSCE-WA-CPD4

3 Day

The 3-day course is optimised for Management Professionals who need to know the essential elements critical for compliance.

AUD $3500 +GST

AWSCE-WA-CPD4

5 Day

The 5-day course is optimised for Engineering Professionals who are looking to transition into roles where they hold a delegating authority as a Responsible Welding Coordinator

AUD $5000 +GST

Welding of Safety Critical Structures: Processes, & Quality – 3 Day

Day 1

  • Weldability and the Welding Arc
  • Intro to Welding Processes
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW

Day 2

  • Welding Defects
    • Identification & Inspection Protocols

Day 3

  • ISO 3834
    • Principles & Applications
    • WPS/PQR/WQT- Design Concepts

Welding of Safety Critical Structures: Processes, Design & Quality – 5 Day

Day 1

  • Weldability and the Welding Arc
  • Intro to Welding Processes
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW

Day 2

  • Welding Defects
    • Identification & Inspection Protocols

Day 3

  • Basic Calculations
    • Critical Cooling Rates (t8/5 , t100
    • Heat Input & Preheat
  • Design of WPS and WQT
  • Welding Practicals
    • Fillet welds (2F, 3F)
    • Butt Welds (1G, 2G)
  • NDT Practicals
    • Surface and Sub Surface methods

Day 4

  • Deterioration Case Studies for Pressure Vessels
  • Tackling Material loss and Cracking

Day 5

  • ISO 3834
    • Principles & Applications
    • Roll out and Auditing
    • QMS and SMS checks and Balances

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