Where did top people in all fields get educated, and get their start? The first Apple computers were made in a garage. Microsoft was started by a drop out. Dyson vacuums could get ZERO financing, so he bet his house on himself. Who taught him to design a vacuum?
Post weld heat treatment is the work done after something has been welded. It uses new heat to improve old welding work. Post weld heat treatment can eliminate brittleness that has evolved on metal pipes over time, or it can be used to strengthen metal that has been weakened by lots of use.
Only about 5% of all welders can weld pipe. However, if you’re a structural welder, you can make good money too, just not as much as the pipe welders. Pipe welders have been and will probably always will be the cream of welding. It is not an easy skill to master. It is a hand-eye skill. Click to know requires the welder to be able to weld in all possible positions.
We are blessed with a country full of oil and gas, and it can pave the road to someday powering the country on solar. To get to solar, we need to get to our own oil and gas, first.
Set up like it says. Set up your welder like it says. Now, doing what the Talent Code taught you, practice until you’re an ace pipe welder. Yes, you CAN do this. Look, have you ever seen a 3 or 5 year-old child play the piano or violin like a master? How do they do that? Read the talent code, but it is like this: Mommy and Daddy started them holding and playing with the violin when they were 3 days old (no kidding). By the time they are 3 or 5, they have thousands of hours of critical (difficult and on the edge of their ability) practice logged in. You can do the same thing.
For open butt root passes, the factor that will kill a test is slipping and shooting wire thru the back again aspect. Some examination inspectors will fall short your check for that…and all it takes is one particular slip, so being rock constant is critical.
In the end, you want to set your machine correctly and find a comfortable position. Once you have these two key elements down all you need do is focus on your welding technique.
They won’t pay you much to start, and they’ll have you doing grunt work, even though you are certified. Slowly, they’ll allow you to weld more and more, and eventually, they’ll pay you well to weld. After as little as one year, you may want to strike out on your own, and you can do the billing at $100 an hour or more. Where will your friends be? They’ll still be taking basic welding classes.