S.M.A.W. (Stick) B-Pressure Pipe Welding Certification

Course Objective:

This program is designed for skilled trades persons in the industry who have their Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate and are looking to obtain their B Pressure Vessel Tickets. This course will teach trainees the proper techniques and theory based knowledge using the S.M.A.W. (Stick) process on Pressure Vessels preparing them for TSSA/ABSA B certification to the ASME IX code. At the conclusion of this course trainees will demonstrate new and or improved skills using the S.M.A.W. (Stick) process in all positions ( 2G & 5G) on pipe using E6010 for the root and E7018 cap. Trainees will learn Oxy-Fuel and or Plasma cutting on mild steel in a safe and efficient manner.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety for arc welding & cutting.
  • Proper Operating Procedures for Oxy-Fuel and Plasma, and or Carbon Arc Gouging and cutting equipment.
  • Review of SMAW (Stick) Theory Fundamentals
  • Welding Machine Fundamentals
  • Electrode Selection
  • Weld Faults (Causes and Cures)
  • Requirements of current standards for High Pressure Welding.
  • Practical techniques for preparing pipe for industry and testing.
  • SMAW (Stick) Welding Techniques for Pressure Vessel Pipe Welding in All Positions. 2G & 5G on 6” Sch 80 Mild Steel Pipe.

Evaluation Methods:

A theory and practical welding test is given, in which 70% is required to pass. Weldtech certificate awarded to successful trainees.

Course Duration:

Five days (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM) 37.5hrs.

For more information on obtaining the Inter-provincial Red Seal Certification, please contact us at (866) 452-6024

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.






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