Welding

Welding honor

Skill Level:  3
Category: Vocational
Original Honor:  1978 (updated 2018 NAD)

AdventSource Honors Handbook PDF 
AdventSource Catalog: Patch Order (must have approved order login) (link from AdventSource)
Wiki.pathfindersonline.org Article/Answer Key 
Originating Institution:  General Conference

Requirements:
These requirements differ from the GC edition.  These requirements are for the NAD.  The patches for the GC and NAD honor requirements are different!  They have been updated for technology and safety standards in the NAD.

  1. Successfully complete a minimum of three hours of classroom instruction**

  2. Identify the following:

    a. Welding hood
    b. GMAW welding wire
    c. SMAW power supply
    d. Welding gas regulator
    e. GMAW welding torch
    f. 220-volt electrical outlet
    g. PAC torch

  3. Explain the following terms:
    a. Fusion welding
    b. Electrode
    c. Oxidation
    d. Slag
    e. Alloy

  4. Select and describe one fusion welding process.
    a. How is heat generated?
    b. Why is filler metal added?
    c. Describe how the molten metal is protected from oxidation.

  5. Name at least one thermal and one mechanical cutting process.
    a. Describe how each one works.
    b. Discuss the relative advantages and limitations of each.

  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of the risks and hazards associated with welding and cutting, and the steps to be taken to prevent or reduce them.
    a. Electric current
    b. High temperatures
    c. Ultraviolet radiation
    d. Toxic fumes
    e. Moving machinery/blades
    f. High-pressure gases

  7. Describe the safety gear required for various fusion welding and cutting processes.
    a. Head/eye protection
    b. Clothing
    c. Gloves
    d. Hearing
    e. Filtration/ventilation

  8. For either the GMAW or SMAW welding process, demonstrate an ability to use welding guidelines such as handbook tables to select appropriate welding process parameter settings including proper amperage and electrode type/size for various types and thicknesses of a selected metal.

  9. Explain and demonstrate proper equipment setup and consumables selection for at least one welding process.

  10. Describe all the components of the equipment to be used and their function.

  11. Using the designated processes, perform the following^:
    PAC
    a. Make one straight cut at least three inches long in mild steel or aluminum

    SMAW
    a. Make two bead-on-plate welds at least two inches total length
    b. Make one square-groove weld in the flat position
    or
    c. Make one corner weld in the flat position

    GMAW
    a. Make two bead-on-plate welds at least two inches total length
    b. Make one square-groove weld in the flat position
    or
    c. Make one lap weld in the flat position

    * This honor must be taught by a qualified welding instructor

    ** The student must pass a knowledge exam upon completion

    ^ These are minimum requirements; additional welding is encouraged