Onboard Welding Training Courses

TE Andersen Consulting has designed a number of on-board welding courses for ship's crew. We offer tailor made welding course solutions for maintenance and repair welding on-board vessels during voyage.

Improve the Safety level

It is crucial that pressurised gases and gas/arc welding equipment are handled in a safe and secure way, and safety related issues are always a top priority for running the vessel. The consequences of not adhering to correct safety procedures can be both hazardous for the crew and damaging to the vessel. Therefore, health and safety issues are an essential and an important part of the welding training offered.

Improve the workmanship and weld repair quality

Welding and related processes are complex and require hands-on training, which teaches skills that are otherwise difficult to obtain. By attending the on-board welding training, the vessel's crew will be trained to perform quality welding repairs in their on-board environment.
Working in the ship's operating environment, in awkward positions, and with the numerous kinds of metals on-board, can be very challenging. These are all elements the crew must take into consideration in order to work effectively. The course therefore offer both practical and theoretical training as to how to select the correct welding methods and welding consumable. Then to follow the correct welding procedure like edge preparation, pre-heating and welding technique. The on-board courses aim to help shipboard welders overcome the daily maintenance challenges on-board.

In order to meet world fleets logistical time challenges and requirements, we endeavour to offer flexible solutions, and can therefore arrange courses throughout the year. The crew can be trained at short notice, and courses may be tailor-made to fit the vessels and pupil's individual needs.

The courses offer training in the following processes: • Stick electrode welding • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding • Plasma cutting • Gas welding, brazing, soldering and cutting • Cold repairs using cold repair compounds.

Materials: • Steel • Stainless Steel • Copper and copper alloys • Cast iron • Cast steel • Aluminium
An example of a typical welding course onboard:
Cruise vessel 3 days Welding Course
Most cruise vessels are facing welding challenges towards welding of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium. To some extent also towards Cast Iron. The welding equipment and consumables available will in most cases be Stick electrode welding type, sometime with TIG welding capability. Edge preparation will be performed by Oxy Acetylene Gas cutting for Steel. For Stainless and Aluminium, Plasma cutting will be employed.

Total number of participants per course not to exceed 8

The course schedule cover:

1 Day
Theory: Safety Handling Oxy Acetylene Gas Cylinders and Equipment
Practical oxy/acetylene cutting and gouging (1 welding station)
Theory: Plasma cutting and gouging
Practical Plasma cutting (1 welding station)
Evening session: How to operate and maintain the Gas Distribution System On-board. Polymer Cold repair compounds followed by demo.
2 Day
Theory: Electric Arc Welding machines and equipment
Practical welding in down hand position using Low Hydrogen Electrodes (4 welding stations)
Theory: How to select correct electrodes for the job at hand
Practical welding in the vertical and overhead position (4 welding stations)
Evening session: The need for pre-heating before welding
3 Day
Theory: Welding and Handling of Stainless Steel
Practical welding of stainless steel using stick electrode welding (4 welding stations)
Theory: TIG welding
Practical TIG welding of Stainless Steel and Aluminium (2 welding stations)
Evening session: Welding of Cast Iron/ TIG welding of Cunifer pipes followed by demo and opportunity for participants to try.

Equipment, Consumables, Base Materials and Handout Requirement's :

On-board courses often revile that the equipment and/or consumables on-board for running the course is not available or un sufficient. This will obviously delay and greatly disturb the course if not found out beforehand. TE Andersen Consulting will therefore outline a backup package that must be made available and that can be utilized if need be. This package must be placed on-board in the vessels workshop prior to course start.

For the Practical oxy/acetylene cutting and gouging and Plasma cutting one welding station should be sufficient. Most cruise vessel's will have a Gas Distribution System on-board that can be utilized. If this is not available at least 1 pcs 40L Oxygen cylinder and 1 pcs 40L Acetylene cylinder must be made available in the workshop. As for the electric arc welding part 4 welding stations should be made available. We will have to assume that the average cruise vessel has at least 2 operational welding machines with the necessary welding accessories (face shield, gloves, chipping hammer, wire brush etc.) available on-board. This should be confirmed prior to course start. On to that the back up package contain 2 pcs welding machines for Electrode and TIG welding. The TIG equipment will be included in the back up package including Argon gas cylinders. Likewise, will the suggested TE Andersen Consulting back up package outline all consumables needed

Back up package informs details on:

Base Materials:
Location Requirement's:
Undisturbed location in the workshop on-board vessel dedicated for hot work with sufficient fume extraction system. At least 2 welding machines with accessories must be available in the workshop. On to this at least 2 receptacles for 1 phase 230V for 2 pcs additional welding machines must be available in same location.
Meeting room for theory session with beamer. Writing pads and pens to be made available by vessel
Couse participants will be issued a Welding Course certificate of participation at end of course. Likewise, will a course report be sent the vessel outlining participant's performance.