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Weld 113B - Pipe Layout and Fabrication - David Thrasher

Course:Pipe Layout and Fabrication
Professor:David Thrasher
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello and Welcome to Weld 113B - Pipe Layout and Fabrication. You will employ basic mathematical functions to facilitate the construction of common pipe fitting applications. And perform pipefitting operations to construct common piping fit-ups and applications.

Course Description

Explores the fundamental concepts used in the layout and fabrication of pipe connections and fittings. Emphasis is placed on constructing pipe connections commonly used in the piping industry. Related math calculations and cutting techniques are utilized to prepare students for entry into pipe fitting related fields.

What to Expect in this Course

You will complete welding projects in the lab at COC and all the lectures will be remotely - via Zoom

 Thursday Lecture - Via Zoom 4:10PM - 6:00PM
 Thursday Lab - TWSH-120 7:00PM - 10:05PM 

Types of Assessments

There will be homework assignments, 3 exams and a cumulative final exam which will be taken in Canvas, And welding projects, which will be completed in the welding lab at COC.

Textbook Information

Textbook Title: The Pipe Fitters and Pipe Welders handbook by Thomas W. Franklin.

- Arc Welding Helmet
- Arc Welding Gloves
- Welding Cap
- Respirator
- Small Leather Gloves
- Welding Jacket (All leather preferred)
- Clear Safety Glasses (ANSI Z78.1 rated)
- Sturdy Leather Work Boots (high rise)
- (Two) 4 ½” – 5” Electric (120VAC) Power Grinder
- 1/8” AND 3/16” Hard Discs for Grinder
- Flapper Discs (40 or 60 Grit)
- Wire Wheel for Grinder
- Flashlight or (120VAC) Work Lamp
- Visegrip 9” Long Nose Locking Pliers (or equivalent)
- Oxy/Acetylene Cutting Shield or Goggles
- Striker
- Wrap Around (small)
- Soapstone Holder/Soapstone
- 7” Torpedo Level
- Tape Measure
- Scientific Calculator
- 12” Plastic Ruler (bendable)
- Combination Square
- Welders Pencil - Silver
- Protractor - Squarehead - 0-180 degrees
- Mechanical Pencil
- Small Center Punch
- Small Ball-Peen Hammer
- 12" File Half Round
- 16” x 24” Framing Square (optional)

Be sure and put your name on each tool. I will discuss the required tools with you on our live lecture - via Zoom.

Other Relevant Course Information

All live lectures will be on Zoom and all announcements, handouts, assignments, quizzes and exams will be in Canvas. Please review the scheduled Zoom lecture agenda via Canvas in Announcements for instructions for logging on and lecture dates and times.


Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Last updated: 07/28/2022 Sub#: 555