GMAW – Aluminum Pipe – Module ID 29404-16

GMAW – Aluminum Pipe – Module ID 29404-16


Module Two (29404-16) presents gas metal arc welding (GMAW) as one of the more common welding processes now used. As with most welding systems, GMAW equipment is available in many different sizes and types. However, the basic operating principles of GMAW apply to all makes and models of equipment. This module describes how GMAW equipment is used to weld aluminum pipe and presents the techniques used to produce V-groove pipe welds with backing.

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Learning Objective 1 • Explain how to prepare for GMAW of aluminum pipe and describe specific welding techniques.

  • Identify common welding safety practices.
  • Describe how to prepare GMAW equipment for aluminum pipe welding.
  • Explain how to prepare the area and materials for aluminum pipe GMAW.
  • Describe how to make aluminum V-groove pipe welds using GMAW.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 1) • Make GMAW V-groove welds on aluminum pipe with backing in the following positions: – 2G – 5G – 6G

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