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Aluminium Welding

Course information

Target group:

Who the course is for: The course Aluminium Welding is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the specific issues related to welding of aluminium structures. This may include: Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Masters and Officers of ships having aluminium structures; Shipyards Technical Staff dealing with aluminium welding; Welding Inspectors; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Naval Architects; Etc.



This training course provides general information about welding of aluminium structures. It contains an introduction to aluminium properties and describe the main issues regarding weldability of aluminium and its alloys. 


On completion of the training, students will be able to: 

Know the properties of aluminium and its alloys comparing to steel 

Understand the issues regarding weldability of aluminium alloys 

Recognize the main problems that can arise during design and production of aluminium ship’s structures 

Know the suitable welding processes for joining of aluminium ship hull 

Understand the application of bimetallic joints. 


Properties of aluminium alloys 

o Specific properties 

o Heat treatable and non-heat treatable aluminium alloys 

o Marine aluminium alloys 

o Designation of aluminium alloys 

Weldability of aluminium 

o Characteristics of aluminium referring to welding 

o Main issues: gas porosity, oxide inclusions and lack of fusion, hot cracking, reduced 

strength in the weld and heat affected zone, distortion 

o Choice of filler material 

Welding processes for aluminium 

o MIG aluminium welding 

o TIG aluminium welding 

o Typical defects in aluminium welding 

Joining of steel and aluminium in shipbuilding 

o Bimetallic strip for transition joints 

Preparation and design of welds 

o Guidelines for aluminium joint design 

o Examples of joints 

o Application of backing 

o Defects caused by poor preparation 

o Recommendations for aluminium welding


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded the following qualifications:

Certificate of Aluminium Welding awarded by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Aluminium Welding, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, is obtained after completing the course and passing the qualification examination. 


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

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