Higher Education

The Essential Welder: Gas Tungsten Metal Arc Welding, 1st Edition

  • Larry Jeffus Eastfield College (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 0827376146  |  ISBN-13: 9780827376144
  • 112 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75



This new text and lab book combination provides a complete, concise and modern introduction to gas tungsten arc welding! Coverage progresses from the basics of equipment and materials through the essentials of assembly, fabrication, and layout techniques. The textbook is filled with practical welding exercises; the lab book adds more of these as well as projects designed to challenge and motivate the student, as well as additional review questions. A practical and real-world approach pervades this book. There is an emphasis on safety, and AWS terminology is used throughout. An Instructor's Guide includes an answer key for all exercises and projects.

Features and Benefits

  • safety emphasized throughout to build good practices in welding
  • American Welding Society symbols used throughout
  • AWS standards and recommendations followed; this book will lead the learner to AWS certification

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 INTERDICTION: Interdiction to GTA Welding. Safety. Power Supplies, and Currents. Torches, Hoses and Nozzles. Tungsten. Shielding Gas and Flow Meters. Filler Metal. Welding Symbols. Layout and Fabrication. Welding Standards. SECTION 2 ASSEMBLY AND SETUP: Equipment Assembly. Equipment Setup. Shielding Gas Setup. Preparation for Welding. Starting an ARC. Setup for Welding Mild Steel. Setup for Welding Stainless Steel. Setup for Welding Aluminum. Setup for Welding Pipe. Setup for Welding Alloys. SECTION 3 FLAT POSITION WELDING: Mild Steel Welding. Stainless Steel Welding. Aluminum Welding. SECTION 4 HORIZONTAL POSITION WELDING: Mild Steel Welding. Stainless Steel Welding. Aluminum Welding. SECTION 5 VERTICAL POSITION WELDING: Mild Steel Welding. Stainless Steel Welding. Aluminum Welding. SECTION 6 OVERHEAD POSITION WELDING: Mild Steel Welding. Stainless Steel Welding. Aluminum Welding. SECTION 7 PIPE WELDING: Horizontal Rolled Position. Horizontal Fixed Position. Vertical Fixed Position. 45 Fixed Position. SECTION 8 WELDER CERTIFICATION: Qualified and Certified Welders. AWS Entry Level Welder Qualification and Welder Certification. Weld Testing & Inspection.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry Jeffus

Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of welding experience, and he has his own well-equipped welding shop. In his welding career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and on many different material types and thicknesses. Larry has provided welding and professional consulting services locally, nationally, and internationally to major corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and individuals. He is a Life Member of the American Welding Society. Larry Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helped establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.