Gas and M.I.G. Welding

Gas and M.I.G. Welding

8 Weeks

Back by popular demand for Autumn 2017

Are you an individual who has an interest in welding?  Have you established yourself with a manual arc welder and want to try other welding processes?  M.I.G and Oxy Acetylene welding are widely used welding processes.  Both have benefits over the Manual Arc Welding process.


This course is designed to introduce candidates to Metal Inert Gas Shielded Welding (MIG) and Oxy Acetylene welding.  This course offers a foundation to individual who wish to carry out M.I.G and Gas Welding.


What are M.I.G Welding and Oxy Acetylene welding?

Metal Inert Gas Shielded Welding (MIG) is a method of welding in which the filler metal wire supplies the electric current to maintain the arc, which is shielded from the access of air by an inert gas, usually argon.  It is a semi-automated process and achieves a much high output than a manual arc welding process


Oxy Acetylene welding is a form of Gas welding.  The combustion of oxygen and acetylene by means of a welding torch produces a temperature of about 32500˚C.  This achieves the conditions for welding.  It is widely used in the plumbing industry and auto industry.


Course outline

The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of welding and health and safety.  The knowledge and skills gained will allow course members, to understand how to set up the equipment for each process correctly understanding the function of the equipment and ensure that safe conditions for the use of equipment are met.


Areas covered

  • Health & safety
  • Application of safe working practices
  • Production of welded joints
  • Identify the components correctly
  • Connect the components correctly
  • Identify suitable consumables
  • Selection of basic welding parameter


Course Dates

·       Monday 9th October 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 16th October 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 23th October 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 6th November 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 13th November 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 20th  November 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 27th November 20.00 – 22.00
·       Monday 4th  December 20.00 – 22.00


Start date Monday, 9th October @ 20.00p.m.

Fee €160