WELD 216 - RK6 Blueprint Reading II

Course Details
Course Code:
WELD 216

Calendar Description:
Students will learn to read and interpret pipe drawings and perform basic pipe layout. This course is part of the three month, self-paced, Welding 'B' Level program. To complete the Level 'B' welder program, students must complete P7 and 1 of Modules P8, P9, or P10. To advance to 'A' Level, P-10 must be completed. Students requiring additional time to complete may, with the approval of the instructor, purchase additional weeks of instruction.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 20
Lecture Hours: 10
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 10

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Students must have successfully passed the Welding 'C' Level program

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
Proof of 'C' Level Certification or written approval from the Industry Training Authority


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Piping Drawings
Basic Pipe Layout

Learning Outcomes:
Read and Interpret Piping Drawings
Describe spool drawing
Identify single-line and double-line drawings
Identify different pipe connections
Identify symbols and specifications for pipe
Identify symbols and specifications for flanges
Identify symbols and specifications for fittings
Identify symbols and specifications for valves

Describe Basic Pipe Layout
Describe the use of templates
Describe bend allowance
Calculate bend allowance
Describe pipe fabricating tools
Describe parallel line development
Lay out a template for a 45° elbow
Assemble and weld a 45° elbow
Lay out a template for a 90° tee connection
Assemble and weld a 90° tee connection

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
As the course is self-paced, students may take up to three months to complete the entire 'B' Level portion of the welding program. To obtain a passing grade in the practical portion, students may practice their welding techniques until a passing mark is obtained. Students requiring additional weeks to complete may purchase additional weeks of instruction on a weekly basis, and must have the instructor's approval. Students must attain a 70% theoretical mark for all modules.

The following tools must be supplied by students:

Metal tool pail (max 10" diameter) or small tool box with tote tray
Clear CSA approved safety glasses
High top steel-toe CSA approved leather work boots
Padlock for locker
12' metric/imperial tap measure
Arc welding helmut
2 pair welder's gloves
One-piece oxy-acetylene goggles
Tri-flint spark lighter
Tip cleaners
Small metal protractor
Welder's leather jacket or cape sleeves
100% cotton overalls (bib or full)
#10R straight jaw vice grip
10" crescent wrench
1 1/2 lb 24 oz fibreglass handle ball peen hammer
12" STT metric/imperial combination square
Centre punch
10" slip joint pliers
1/2 RD Pipeliner NCH 14" file with handle
45/90 degree magnet

Text Books:

Required - Industry Training Authority, 1995, RK6 Blueprint Reading II (Queen's Printer, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All