TIG Welder Certification
|TIG Welder Certification|
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Certification for: TIG Welder (Metal Shop)
DO NOT USE THIS PAGE AS A SIGN OFF SHEET
Please print the document from the download link in the top right of the wiki page instead!
Training Check-Off List:
- Parts of the TIG Welder are properly identified
- Pressure Regulator
- Power Switch
- Control Panel (must read operator’s manual)
- Ground clamp
- Torch Selection and Collect Selection
- Tungsten Selection (Recommend ‘E3” for pie bead (Don’t use thoriated tungsten)
- Grinding Tungsten
Gas Tank Safety
- Never move the gas tank without the cap on!
- Always ‘top seat’ tank valve when welding
- What Materials may be welded with CMS’s TIG welding machines?
- Clean Carbon Steel
- Aluminum Stainless Steel
- What Materials may not be welded with CMS’s TIG welding machines?
- Galvanized Metals
- Fully Review Operator’s Manual
- Clean and secure metal to be welded
- Personal Protection Gear - safety glasses, welding helmet, welding gloves, welding jacket (or long sleeves!)
- Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends.
- No unrestrained long hair and no flowing clothes. Closed-toed shoes are required.
- Make sure there are no puddles on floor in welding area, particularly around machines and foot pedals.
- Make sure that the welding area is free of flammable materials.
- Adjust welding screens to make sure no bystanders can be caught by arc-flash.
- Tank is opened fully (top seated).
- Depress purge button to start the gas cycle, then adjust the flow-meter or regulator - see individual machine pages for optimal settings.
- Select proper torch/tungsten and cup
- Set the machine appropriately for the gauge of steel you will be welding, using the chart on: See page 20 of operator’s manual
- Turn on the fume extractor and position the end of the extraction arm near your workpiece.
- Make sure no bare skin is ever in contact with the workbench or workpiece during welding or while your parts are hot.
- Clean and sharpen tungsten as needed
- Hold the torch as appropriate to your weld position and requirements.
- Treat all work as if it is hot enough to burn you through your gloves.
- Observe proper duty cycle
- Turn off the fume extractor.
- Turn off the machine (TIG welder).
- Turn off the gas using the large valve on the cylinder.
- Disconnect the ground clamp, coil cords and store neatly.
- Return all tools.
- Clean the workbench.
- Sweep up (the floor) after yourself. (Place floor sweeping in a metal container. Insure no flammable material in container)
- Tool unplugged and plug wrapped in safe/visible location, tag filled out and posted, front desk notified.
Certifer: Please scan this QR Code to email [email protected], and include a list of students who have passed this test.
Then, return this form to the front desk (even if the student failed!).