The Ultimate Guide to ETMS Welder’s Cookbooks

ETMS is leading the charge and making sparks in welding inspection, training and consulting services. As an internationally recognized Welding & NDT Inspection, Consulting and Training Firm, we are igniting the industry with tools, training, and now, Welder’s Cookbooks, to help firms achieve efficiency and profitability.

ETMS has created a three-part, comprehensive series of Prequalified Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) based on the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D1.1 2020 Structural Steel Construction Code Book for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). In today’s blog, we will be taking a deep dive into each Welder’s Cookbook, creating The Ultimate Guide to ETMS’s Cookbooks.

 

Volume I: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Cookbook is the first in the series and includes all 42 prequalified welds available in AWS D1.1 -2020. It is tailored for the needs of SMAW welding. Additionally, the user has the flexibility of the full range of options available in the prequalified WPS’s by using the datasheet with the included supplemental text. The Cookbook covers the following topics in depth: 

  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) Requirements 
  • Preparation of Base Metal 
  • Filler Metal 
  • Position 
  • Minimum Preheat and Interpass Temperatures
  • Quality
  • Equipment Maintenance 
  • Essential Variables Changed Requiring New WPS 
  • Prequalified Joint Details
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Cookbook

Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld. SMAW is one of the world’s first and most popular welding processes, dominating other welding processes in the maintenance and repair industry. Shielded metal arc welding is extensively used in the construction of heavy steel structures and industrial fabrication due to the many advantages this welding process brings. The SMAW process uses relatively simple equipment and is the most portable of all welding processes. There is no need for separate gas shielding and it can be used in various environments.

We’ve already done the work for you. No need to develop your own PQR and WPS documents. Purchase our Shielded Metal Arc Welding Cookbook today!

 

Volume II: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Cookbook is the second in the series and includes all 38 prequalified welds available in AWS D1.1 -2020. It is tailored for the needs of GMAW welding. The GMAW Cookbook covers: 

  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) Requirements 
  • Preparation of Base Metal 
  • Filler Metal 
  • Shielding Gas 
  • Position
  • Minimum Preheat and Interpass Temperatures 
  • Quality
  • Equipment Maintenance 
  • Essential Variables Changes Requiring New WPS 
  • Requalified Joint Details
Gas Metal Arc Welding Cookbook

In the GMAW process, an electric arc is formed between the metal and a wire electrode when the welder applies heat to the metal, causing the parts to melt and fuse together forming a permanent placement. Gas metal arc welding, also known as wire welding, can be operated in multiple ways, including semi-automatical, fully automatical, and robotic. The process is versatile and can be used on many types of metals and alloys, allowing for the fast production of high-quality welds.

Order the Gas Metal Arc Welding Cookbook today!

 

Volume III:  Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

The Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Cookbook is the third and final Cookbook in the series and includes all 38 prequalified welds available in AWS D1.1 -2020. It is tailored for the needs of FCAW welding. The FCAW Cookbook covers the following topics: 

  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) Requirements 
  • Preparation of Base Metal 
  • Filler Metal 
  • Shielding Gas 
  • Position
  • Minimum Preheat and Interpass Temperatures 
  • Quality
  • Equipment Maintenance 
  • Essential Variables Changes Requiring New WPS 
  • Requalified Joint Details
Flux-cored Arc Welding Cookbook

The FCAW welding process requires a continuously-fed consumable tubular electrode containing a flux and a constant-voltage or, less commonly, a constant-current welding power supply, and is used on thicker metals and alloys. The Flux-Cored Arc Welding process can be performed quickly and easily outside in various conditions. The process leaves slag on top of the weld joint, which will need to be removed once the process is complete.

Skip past PQR and WPS Development – order Flux-Cored Arc Welding Cookbook today.

 

The Final Wrap Up

For fabricators seeking a Prequalified WPS for the Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) process, we also offer a customized fourth volume, which requires additional information from the fabricator prior to development.

Don’t let developing PQR and WPS procedures stand in your way! Buy today and work tomorrow – order your cookbooks now. We have a special offer for you, too! Save 15% when you purchase two Cookbooks and save 20% when buying all three. Discount is shown at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy two cookbooks. Save 20% when you buy all three cookbooks.

ETMS brings you this three-part Cookbook series so you can minimize hold points and get straight to welding. Purchase today and work tomorrow.

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