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This site is under development. There are many courses listed but very little content at this time other than subject specific discussion forums.  Should you have content that you have developed and can legally share, please feel free to contact me. 
The content is intended to assist those individuals who are interested in increasing their knowledge outside of a conventional classroom setting. The core of this course is based upon interaction with other participants through forums, collaborative efforts and sharing of information. This site is highly dependent upon participation and is not intended for lurkers.
I and hopefully others will provide feedback on forum posts and other activities with the goal of increasing your knowledge about welding, welding inspection and welder testing.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this form 
NOTE: I am looking for people to participate as learners facilitators or content providers. If after registration, you feel this is not for you, please let me know and I will remove your enrollment. 

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In this section we will discuss the requirements for performing welding inspection. Just like welders, not all inspectors have the same skills.

This course addresses fundamental topics related to welding inspection. The AWS CWI body of knowledge is used as a guide. The fundamentals may or may not be "fundamental". 

Since we do not have the ability to perform "hands on" inspection, this section of the course will be somewhat limited. However there are activities related to welding inspection that can be considered "practical" and will build your skills. One of the key skills is being able to understand the applicable code or standard. Most of the resources and activities within this section will be build around use of the "Book of Specifications-2016"

The primary goal of this course is to help users of a specific code become more familiar with the use and content of a specific code. Many of the concepts to be discussed in this section could apply to many codes. 

This section is for discussing actual practices used during welder testing and includes activities that may help you develop your own facility. 

This course is for individuals already involved with operation of a test facility (ATF or Other) to discuss issues and share information/experiences. 

A platform for learning more about the required, desired, and additional types of equipment used for welder testing and certification..

This course will introduce experienced structural welders to basic concepts related to welding of carbon steel pipe using the SMAW and GTAW processes.

This course is intended to augment shop training for entry level welders and refresh the knowledge in those with more experience. If you would like to register for this course as a learner or facilitator, let me know.

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by Gerald Austin - Monday, 8 May 2017, 8:15 AM

This website is a brand new effort that is hopefully going to become a useful resource for individuals interested in learning online. 

Right now, the majority of courses contain sections or modules that have forums as a minimum. If you are enrolled in a course, please make use of these should you ...

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by Gerald Austin - Monday, 27 March 2017, 7:03 AM

This site is under development and is intended to be a resource for those individuals who are desiring to be a welding inspector and are dedicating time to self study of the topic. This is not a CWI course but the AWS CWI Body of knowledge will be outlined.

Because resources are time consuming to ...

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