ASTM and CASTI eLearning Series - By Using Codes and Standards


    Price: $299.00


    This e-learning course is designed as an introduction to reviewing common welding processes, welding inspection methods, and welding metallurgy as outlined in API RP 577, including common practices for NDE of welds.

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this eLearning course is to improve the learner's knowledge of welding inspection by covering welding processes and welding metallurgy as described in API RP 577, including standard welding terminology. To accomplish these goals, learners will be taught:

    • advantages and limitations of welding processes
    • welding inspection tasks performed prior to, during, and upon completion of welding
    • NDE practices to support welding inspection; and
    • weld discontinuities commonly encountered with individual welding processes

    Who Should Attend

    This e-learning course is designed for inspectors, engineers, tradespeople, QA/QC personnel, NDE examiners, and others working for plant owners, pressure equipment manufacturers and repair organizations, engineering procurement and construction companies, in oil and gas production, refinery plant, pipeline, petrochemical plant, foundries, pulp and paper plant, fertilizer plants, and others.


    ASTM is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

    CEUs and Certificate

    CEUs: 1.0

    IACET continuing education units (CEUs) are issued on each certificate; this e-learning course will earn 1.0 CEUs that equals 10 professional development hours (PDHs).

    Course Content

    • Introduction to Welding Inspection
      • Tasks Prior to Welding
      • Tasks During Welding Operations
      • Tasks Upon Completion of Welding
      • Non-conformances and Defects and Repair Welds
      • Safety Precautions
      • Over 40 Potential Inspector Actions When Items Fail to Meet Quality Control Standards
    • Introduction to Welding Processes
      • Overview of SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW, SW, PAW, and EGW
      • Welding Process Advantages and Limitations
    • Introduction to NDE Practices for Welds
      • Discontinuities:
        • Location within the weldment
        • Capability of Applicable NDE Method For Weld Joints
        • Discontinuities Commonly Encountered With Welding Processes
      • Visual Examination (VT) Tools
      • Overview of Magnetic Particle (MT) Examination of Welds
        • Six (6) Steps for Performing MT examination on Welds
      • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM)
      • Liquid Penetrant (PT) Examination
        • Liquid Penetrant Techniques Applied to Welds
      • Radiographic Examination (RT)
        • Image Quality Indicators, IQI
        • Radioactive Source Selection
        • Radiographic Techniques
      • Single-Wall and Double-Wall Techniques
        • Evaluation of Radiographs
      • Quality of Radiographs
      • Excessive Backscatter
      • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)
        • Types of Ultrasonic Scan Displays
        • Ultrasonic Examination System Calibration
        • Angle Beam Examination
        • Brief Overview of Discontinuity Evaluation and Sizing
    • Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
      • Welding Metallurgy
      • Physical Properties: Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
      • Mechanical Properties: Tensile and Yield Strength, Ductility, Hardness
      • Preheating and Post-weld Heat Treatment
      • Material Test Reports
      • Weldability of Base Metals
      • Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Welding Issues
      • Hot Tapping and In-service Welding
      • Lack of Fusion with Older GMAW-S Welding Machines
    • Electrode Identification
      • Shielded Metal Arc Welding Electrodes
      • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Electrodes
      • Gas Metal Arc Welding Electrodes and Filler Wire
      • Flux Cored Arc Welding Electrodes
      • Submerged Arc Welding Electrodes and Fluxes
    • Guide to Common Filler Metal Selection

    Required Code Documents

    It is very beneficial for all participants to reference the API RP 577 during this e-learning course, although limited excerpts are included in the course content. The full API RP 577 document purchase can be made from:

    Technology Requirements

    For a list of technology requirements for accessing ASTM Training please click here.

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