This course focuses on the fundamentals of welding with special emphasis on welding physics, metallurgy, processes, economics and criticality analysis. Welding processes are discussed with special emphasis on arc welding processes. Welding metallurgy will be described to understand the importance of reinstating the strength of a weld [especially heat affected zone (HAZ)] joint to the material strength. Also, the micro structure predication for carbon and stainless steel will be discussed via iron-carbon diagrams and Schaeffler/DeLong diagrams. The use of destructive and non-destructive testing methods for assuring welding quality will be explained. The role of WPS-Welding Procedure Specification; WPrQ – Welding Procedure Qualification; WPQR- Welding Procedure Qualification Record; WPQ – Welder Performance Qualification will be discussed. Welding for sour service and challenges together with currently existing welding standards will be explained. Welding economics and cost comparisons will be discussed together with role of human factor and material efficiency. Engineering criticality analysis of welded joints with special emphasis on piping thickness measurement locations (TMLs) and fatigue degradation perspective will be explained to enable effective weld inspection and subsequent maintenance. The overall course puts efforts to deliver knowledge that will be sufficient for practicing engineers at different disciplines (in general, asset integrity assessment and control): design, operations, inspection, maintenance and modifications.
Benefits of Attending this Workshop
By attending this course, you will be able to:
IMPROVE the knowledge on welding joint configurations and welding physics that will enhance asset integrity assessment and control activities
GAIN insights into welding metallurgy sufficiently for making high-level inspection and maintenance decisions
UNDERSTAND welding quality control at fabrication phase and optimization of the effects during the design life or extended life
MASTER the welding related criticality analysis and consideration of lifetime extension analysis via effective inspection.
ACCESS effects of human factors in welding and role of welding economics for making effective trade-off analysis
Who Should Attend
This course is applicable to those delegates who would like to know the essentials about welding technologies. Delegates background could be materials engineers, mechanical and structural engineers, project engineers, pipeline engineers etc.