Blueprint Reading for Welders Basic Lines, Views and Symbols

Learn how to read blueprints and understand the basic lines and views and welding symbols associated with drawings.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 31 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

  • If you are just starting out in the welding world, odds are that at some point in your career you will be required to read welding blueprints in order to complete your job. At the end of the course, you will better understand the basic lines and views associated with blueprint reading and know how you supervisor want the weld to be accomplished. These instructions often include which type of weld to be used, the size of the weld, how many similar welds need to be performed, and tell the welder which joint the weld should be made. You will go over the basic lines which includes object line, hidden lines, center lines, extension lines, dimension lines, leader lines, cutting plane lines, section lines, short break lines, long break lines and phantom lines. Reading welding blueprints can be very complicated and confusing on occasions. But after you have gained some experience in reading blueprints it will become second nature. As with all welding techniques, with some time and practice you will soon began to master the processes.

Blueprint interpretation

  • Identify the lines on blueprints
  • Identify the abbreviations used
  • Identify different views

Welding symbols

  • Identify various weld symbols
  • Identify different parts of the welding symbol
  • Learn specific instructions on how to make the weld

What are the requirements?

  • No material is needed, this course is designed to give a better understanding of blueprint reading.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to identify different types of lines and interpret orthographic/isometric/oblique projections

Who is the target audience?

  • This blueprint reading for welders is meant for beginners who are not familiar with blueprint drawings/or students looking for a quick refresher' on blueprint reading. This course is probably not for you if you are looking for more advanced and complete blueprint reading.

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Section 1: Welcome to the Course
Introduction (Blueprint Reading For Welders)
Basic Lines
Basic Lines Continue
Orthographic and Pictorial Views "Oblique and Isometric"
Basic Views and Lines Overview
Welding Symbols and Locations
Additional Welding Symbols and Locations
Common blueprint questions
Blueprint Reading for Welders "Basic Lines and View"
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Glen Lewis, Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator

Adjunct Welding Instructor since August 2012 to Current Local Community College - Houston, TX

I teach a combination of Welding lecture and lab classes for SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, Blueprint Reading for Welders, CWI seminar prep course and Advance Pipe Welding which may include evening and weekends. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Day-to-day operations include assisting students toward successful program completion and fostering student achievement. Collaborate with an advisory committee of industry professionals to review programs that results in developing and maintaining curriculum that meets current industry standards. Manage student learning outcomes assessment such that the results of the assessment lead to meaningful instructional development.

Operations Support Specialist and Welding Technician since June 1992 to Current with CRC-Evans (Automatic Welding) Stanley Black & Decker Oil and Gas- Houston, TX

As an Operations Support Specialist with CRC-Evans, my duties include identifying parts that will be needed to support pipeline welding projects, quoting and selling parts to customers, monitoring projects to determine the number of parts used per weld, and repair rates. Preparing, monitoring and receiving all projects reports such as usage reports, damage reports, and equipment acceptance reports, which are reviewed for accuracy and passed on for processing in our database. Analyze consigned inventory and review list of consumables and spares in order to provide inventory information to technicians in the field.

As a Welding Technician with CRC-Evans Automatic Welding, I supervised and supported the Automatic Welding Equipment, Coordinate and planning maintenance of Equipment, Monitor the welding activity in accordance with welding specification and welding Engineering, Training welders and personnel, Support and assistance the Field Service Technician, Supply Technical Data, Organize Storage of spare parts to insure the maintenance of equipment, Organize rotation of Personnel. Provides direction and assistance to the team in order to meet assigned objectives. Work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Preparing all projects reports such as usage reports, damage reports, and equipment acceptance reports, which are reviewed for accuracy and passed on for processing in our database. Familiar with NDT procedures and operations (UT, RT, PT, VT, MT and other similar methods of NDT). Ability to weld with and trouble shoot welding processes such as SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, SAW, etc.

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