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Welding Fundamentals

Course information

Target group:

Who the course is for: The course Welding Fundamentals is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the general principles of arc welding. This may include: Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Naval Architects; Marine Engineers; Etc.



This training course provides a general introduction to welding, including an introduction to metallurgy, general information concerning welding, an overview of the electric arc processes commonly used in shipbuilding and details of welding inspection.


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

Understand the nature and know the mechanical properties of metals; Understand the production process of steel and aluminium and the application of casting and forging processes.

Understand fundaments of fusion welding; Know how to determine heat input and preheat temperature; Understand the influence of the thermal cycle on weld microstructure and distortion; Know the general types of welding joints and the different welding positions

Know how to differ and recognize the arc welding processes used in shipbuilding; Understand the applicability and limitations of the different welding processes; Get familiar with common types of arc welding equipment and power sources

Know and apply the required activities in welding inspection; Determine and arrange the scope of inspection plan for different tasks; Know the different types of weld imperfections; Understand how to perform visual inspection of welding


Module 1 – Introduction to Metallurgy

Module 2 – Welding Fundamentals

Module 3 – Arc Welding Processes

Module 4 - Welding Inspection


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

A Certificate of Welding Fundamentals, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Welding Fundamentals is obtained after completing the course and passing the online test.


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

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no