Welding Training Couses from IPS 

Our MMA, MIG and TIG welding training focuses on developing practical welding capability so that trainees achieve a consistent standard. The courses provide an intense but comprehensive course of welding instruction for those with some or minimal welding experience. They are designed to promote practical welding proficiency and provide trainees with a sound theoretical understanding of the process.
 
Our welding training bay is fully ventilated with local and area extraction.  On completion of the course trainees will be expected to be able to produce finished welded joints to an acceptable standard i.e. in accordance with BS4872. Our welding equipment is modern up to date and fully maintained.  

Testing of welders
Testing of welders is available to the following standards

BS4872-1:1992
This standard is ideally suited to maintenance activities where welding proficiently forms a part of the maintenance work.

EN287-1:2004
This standard is more suited to maintainers who are required to weld more often and are expected to weld more proficiently during maintenance work.  Such work may be of a critical nature and will therefore be supported by a weld procedure.

Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA) Training Course - 5 Days
Objectives:

  • Safely use arc welding equipment
  • Produce finished welded joints to an acceptable standard i.e. BS4872
  • Select correct welding equipment settings
  • Recognise and select correct welding consumables
  • Recognise weld associated faults and make suitable corrections where applicable

Practical Work:

  • Safe setting up of arc welding machine including electrical settings and polarity
  • Striking of arc and deposition of weld material in FLAT, HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL, VERTICAL, and OVERHEAD position.
  • Making simple joints in these positions as appropriate:
  • “T” Fillet, Open Vee Butt, Close Square Butt, Lap weld
  • With and without edge preparations as appropriate
  • Using RUTILE, IRON POWDER and LOW HYDROGEN electrodes
  • Using low carbon steel manufactured to EN43A of varying thickness (6mm – 8mm – 10mm – 12mm)
  • Recognising Simple weld faults
  • Testing completed weld joints

Theoretical Work:

  • Instruction in the safe and correct use of the MMA equipment
  • Identifying and selecting the correct type of welding rods for the process
  • Understanding the requirements of current setting, rate of travel and arc length

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) Training Course – 2 Days *
Objectives:

  • Safely use arc welding equipment
  • Produce finished welded joints to an acceptable standard i.e. BS4872 
  • Select correct welding equipment settings
  • Recognise and select correct welding consumables
  • Recognise weld associated faults and make suitable corrections where applicable

Practical work:

  • BEAD  ON PLATE
  • LAYERED BEADS
  • STOP START BEADS 
  • EDGE WELDS
  • FLANGE WELDS
  • CORNER WELDS
  • LAP WELDS
  • FILLET WELDS

Materials:
Completing finished welds in MILD-STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL, ALUMINIUM; Gas PURE ARGON
*Please let us know whether welding with aluminium is required 
 
Consumables:
Those in accordance with BS 2901: PARTS 1 - 2 - 4  
Theory:

  • Safety, practice, principles and procedures of using GTAW(“TIG” Welding)
  • Wire classifications
  • Tungsten classifications
  • Shielding gases
  • Equipment types

Coursework requirements:

  • Theory:       Multi-Choice Questionnaire
  • Practical:     Welds will be produced in accordance with BS4872.

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Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG) Training Course - 2 Days
Objectives:

  • Safely use arc welding equipment
  • Produce finished welded joints to an acceptable standard i.e. BS4872 
  • Select correct welding equipment settings
  • Recognise and select correct welding consumables
  • Recognise weld associated faults and make suitable corrections where applicable

Practical Work: 

  • Arc welding safety – safely identify, assemble, connect start-up and shut down equipment including gases.
  • Weld bead onto plate, layered beads, lap, edge, closed and open corner and fillet welds.
  • Using dip and spray transfer methods as appropriate.

Course requirements for all processes:

  • Theory:       Multi-Choice Questionnaire
  • Practical:     Welds will be tested to the requirements of BS4872 where appropriate. Visual, macro-etch and fracture techniques will be used.

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