Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) NC II is one of the kinds of Welding courses offered by Don Bosco TVET Center Balamban which specializes in welding carbon steel pipes components. This may seem to be similar to other welding courses like shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) but this one uses specific equipment which varies from the other welding equipment.
Flux-Cored Arc Welding tools are used in this kind of welding. It merely relies on flux to generate the necessary protection and minimally relies on shielding gas unlike SMAW.
Different from other Welding Courses, Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding method. Comparing it to SMAW/Shielded Metal Arc Welding and GTAW/Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, FCAW requires lesser skills for operators so you won’t find it hard to execute when you are on the Job.
This Qualification conforms with American Welding Society (AWS) D 1.1 Structural Welding Code; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code; American Petroleum Institute (API) 1104 Code for Gas and Oil Pipeline Facilities; and International Standards Organization (ISO) 9606-1 Qualification of Welders for Steel.
Eligible graduates of Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) NC II may find employments as either of the following:
-Plate Welder (FCAW)
-Pipe Welder (FCAW)