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RRIT 142   Structural Pile Welding* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: RRIT 137 and RRIT 138 and approval of the BNSF manager of engineering and maintenance training and the JCCC department approval.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to splice pipe and H-beam piling and install cap plate gussets according to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) standard blueprints. This course shall make use of oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), grinding, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) to prepare, fit and weld piling. Selected welds will have test strips bent to check for soundness of welds. These strips should meet basic American Welding Society (AWS) test standards. Basic metallurgy will be discussed as it applies to the need for preheat and post heat in the building of railroad bridges. 1 hr. lecture, 4 hrs. lab/wk.