Basic Fitter

BASIC FITTER (Piping and Structure)
And upgrade fitter

Course Outline
1. Introduction to piping and structure fitter: (2 hour)


to understand the specification on process, The method of application,the type of equipment and the applications to assure student familiarization of the process prior to hands on training.

2. The Safety and Health of Fitter: (1 hour)

to know the important safety rules during all phases of the work site and cutting processes

3. Installation and Maintenance of Equipment: (.5 hour)

to be able to properly adjust and maintain the power source and equipment, to assure quality welds and safe operating conditions, and to prevent major repair or machine shutdown.

4. Setup Operations and Shutdown Procedure: (.5 hour)
to be able to setup, adjust, perform job, and to insure job efficiency and to promote safety

5. Hands On Job Practices (40 hours total)

to properly adjust machine settings, start the arc, manipulate the gun, and read the puddle.

A. Surfacing technique in the flat position (8 hours)
B. Square Groove and Fillet welds in the Butt, Lap, Corner, and Tee joints in the flat position. (12 hours)
C. Square Groove and Fillet welds in the Butt, Lap, Corner and Tee joints in the horizontal position. (12 hours)
D. Square Groove and Fillet welds in the Butt, Lap, Corner and Tee joints in the vertical down position. (8 hours)
E. Different practices using all the above joints and positions in different configurations. (40 hours)

6. The Quality of Welds:

to be able to identify the most common welding defects and their causes and to learn the appropriate method of correction.

7. Metal Transfers and Shielding Gases:

to be able to identify the method of metal transfers obtainable With Gas Metal Arc welding process based on visual appearance, Equipment, materials, and machine settings.

8. Visual Inspection:

to produce a weld that meets the standards of acceptability Necessary to pass visual inspection.

9. Basic Shop Math:

to be able to add, subtract, and multiply fractions and Decimals, and to be able to read a tape measure down to a 1/32 of an inch.

10. Print Reading:

to be able to look at a drawing or print and be able to follow Instructions, weld symbols, and dimensions to assure the product is produced

11. Quizzes;

There will be 2 multiple-choice quizzes given during the class. And at the end of the class the final test will be hands on test using a print to place items and weld.

At certain points during the course, small projects may be given using tape measurement, drawings, and different gauges of materials. This may bring up questions that won’t normally come up in the regular training.