Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Appreciation

To train welders on TIG welding process, from basics to a terminal test and through to ASME 1X and BS/EN 9606-1.

Previous knowledge of manual metal arc or gas welding would be advantageous.

Course Duration
Dependent upon terminal test requirements.

Maximum Number
6 persons

Training Aids
Demonstrations and practical exercises

Visual inspection of the trainee’s practical work

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate. The certificate will be sent directly to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
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On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise the correct set up required for safe use of the TIG/TAG machine and ancillary equipment
  • Select the correct type of shielding gas and flow rates
  • Equipment fault find
  • Identify and rectifying welding faults associated with the process
  • Produce test pieces to the ASME 1X and BS/EN 9606-1 or BS/EN 9606-2 standards


Introduction to the Centre

  • Domestic and safety arrangements

Health and Safety in TIG Welding

Introduction of Equipment

  • Power sources
  • Consumables

Introduction to Techniques

  • Instruction and practice in the required techniques using Carbon Steel
  • Instruction and practice in the required technique using Stainless Steel

Welding Procedure

  • Material preparation
  • Electrical requirements
  • Selection of filler materials
  • Gas purging

Weld Defects

  • Causes
  • Detection
  • Rectification

Practical Work

  • Downhand single runs on a flat plate
  • Downhand pad weld
  • Downhand single run fillet weld
  • Downhand multi run fillet weld
  • Downhand butt weld
  • Vertical single runs on a flat plate
  • Vertical single run fillet weld
  • Vertical multi run fillet weld
  • Vertical butt weld
  • Horizontal single runs on a flat plate
  • Horizontal single run fillet weld
  • Horizontal multi run fillet weld
  • Horizontal butt weld