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Welder Training Program

Our one-week ASME Section IX-certified program for welders with mid-level experience is designed to improve technique. We’ll take them through all the pipe welding requirements for attachment welds, butt welds and pipe welding and then go into the basics of hose manufacturing and metal hose assembly building. Welders will build their own assemblies starting with Penflex 2″ P3 and moving down to 1/4″ P3, one of the most difficult pieces of hose to weld.

Additionally, there is the option to submit weld test coupons for ASME Section IX welding procedure specifications, welder performance qualifications and weld procedure developments for a variety of alloy combinations.

Program includes:

  • Plant Tour
  • Welding Theory, Review of Piping Codes ASME IX, B31.1, B31.3
  • Weld Station Setup
  • Welding Skill Assessment by Penflex Certified Weld Educator (CWE)
  • Instruction on TIG welding, process, practices and qualifications
  • Training and practice with CWE
    • Purging
    • Weld measurement
    • Assembly preparation
    • Assembly testing
    • Visual inspection
  • Weld Performance Coupons
  • Penflex Certificate of Completion
  • ASME Section IX Certificates

One Welder’s Progression

The images below show the improvement of one welder during the course of the training program, from Day 1 to Day 4.

What Our Partners Say About Penflex Welder Training

“Thank you so much for your time this morning. What started out as a fact-finding mission on the welding machines themselves opened my eyes to many of the other parts of the process that I should spend some time focusing on as well. I have never talked to anyone who was so forthcoming with information and truly wanting to help produce not only a superior product, but also a consistent process throughout an organization. I have copied our company’s president, director of engineering, and business unit manager. I feel certain in the days moving forward, I will be contacting you again and it is very possible that one of the others may be contacting you to pick your brain to help with the process of making us, as a company, stronger by being more consistent as you mentioned. As I have already told each of these men, I hung up with you excited about the process, so thank you for taking the time into going into so much detail with me and I could not imagine what we could be taught in a day if you got my brain working so hard in just 30 minutes.”

“I want to take the time to again thank you for your support in developing our weld program. The resources that you made available to us are instrumental in helping our company move to the next level in terms of supplying the highest quality assemblies. I am also very glad that I more fully understand the other products that you have available and I am certain that we will be purchasing additional items in the very near future. I especially want to acknowledge your CWI and your head welder. I enjoy everyone on the Penflex staff and they all do an excellent job for us. Your CWI is extremely knowledgeable and has immediately and dramatically improved our weld process. I learned more about weld process from him in a day and half that I have learned in all of the years I have been in the industry. Your head welder is a truly talented individual, and he really took the time to work with our welder, and in doing so, greatly improved his technique and taught him things about welding that we have never even considered. I cannot think of better time spent than was spent with both of them. They really have impacted our business and made us a stronger metal hose distributor. Your support for our business is truly appreciated.”

“I am very happy that we decided to engage Penflex for welder training. Lots of small, immediate actionable improvements, and perhaps more importantly, some longer-term changes that will improve our operation. Like all consultants, are they going to just tell us something we already know? That certainly wasn’t the case with Penflex. I have talked to almost all my guys and when they said your CWI is a better welder than they were, and so immediately commanded their attention. We have already started implementing some of the suggestions and I fully expect to come for more training as we grow our metal hose business.”

“I would like to thank the entire Penflex team. For an outstanding commitment to thoroughly training its customers in the metal hose fabrication process. I would also like to give special thanks to the CWI Dave Gregor. I was struggling at first. I was feeling defeated and ready to give up. Luckily for me, he wasn’t. He found the words to calm me and made me feel at home, even though I was Far From Home. It inspired me to dig deep, collect my thoughts and regroup. As being a welder with over 20 years experience. I felt humbled in his presence. He took the time to share with me the tools and tricks of the trade. Because of him, I left with more Tools in my toolbox. And the results made me a better welder.”

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