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Welding – Basic Introduction to TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding

This course is currently full to capacity for the next intake. Please send an email to flexible@lit.ie to be added to the waiting list.

Aims

Upon completion of this programme, Learners will be able to operate a TIG plant and its parameters. It aims to give an introduction to the basics of TIG welding, welding procedures, tungsten selection, Tig settings, machine set up, welding of several joints using different materials.

Content

  • Welding of mild steel plate, stainless steel plate, aluminium plate of varied thickness, to yield Fillet, Butt, Corner & Lap joints.
  • Tungsten selection, general introduction into welding procedures & technology
  • Setting up of Welding equipment in terms of plant parameters and machine settings
  • Possible introduction to pipe (depending on time & ability)

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements.  Potential learners should be holders of National Craft Certificates or work in an engineering trade background e.g. Metal Fabrication, Fitting, Toolmaking, etc.

Learners should be aware, however, that safety goggles/glasses, boots, gloves, welding shield (automatic type if one prefers) and overalls/workshop coat are required to participate in this programme.

Please note that these items are not provided by LIT.

Assessment/Examinations

Continuous assessment will take place throughout the 10 Weeks. There will be no examination.

Qualification

Certificate in Introduction to TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding (Certificate of Attendance)

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