Alvin ISD

"Welding Showdown & Build-Off"

Level 3 - RESULTS

Level 3: SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process

  • Position: 2G Plate
  • Material: 2-3/8”x3”x6” Carbon Steel
  • Weld Joint: Single Open Root V-Groove Plate
  • Bevel Angle: 70 Degree Max Included Angle (35 Max Single Bevel Angle)
  • Root Opening: 0”-1/8” Max
  • Land or Root Face: 0”-1/8” Max
  • Electrode Diameter and Classification: 1/8” 6010 and 1/8” 7018
  • 6010: Single Root Pass and Single Hot Pass
  • 7018: Multi Pass Fill and Cap (3/8” Max Bead Width and 1/8” Max Reinforcement Height)
-Max Single Pass Bead Width 3/32" E7018: 5/16"-Max Single Pass Bead Width 1/8" E7018: 3/8"
  • Welding Code: Performance Qualification, Visual Inspection, and RT to ASME Section IX

Weld Procedure Specification

Levels 3

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2G Groove Plate

1st Place

Ivan Picon

Pasadena CT

2nd Place

Oscar Melendez

Pasadena CT

3rd Place

Danny Ginsel

Pasadena CT

4th Place

James Fritz

JB Hensler

5th Place

Adrian Ramirez


6th Place

Josue Vazquez

Pasadena CT

7th Place

David Hill

JB Hensler

8th Place

Nathan Fuentes


9th Place

Omar Perez

Jersey Village

10th Place

Christian Garcia


Scholarship Winner

Ivan Picon

Pasadena CT

1st Place Level 3

South Coast Welding Academy

FULL Tuition Scholarship


Special Thanks to the Sponsors of the

Alvin ISD

"Welding Showdown & Build-Off!"

Providing X Ray

Bringing the BBQ Pit for Lunch.

Donated Prize Packages for 1st-3rd places in All Events!

Beveled Pipe Test Coupons for Level 3M

Welding Trailer and Awards for Placings in each Welding Level!

Scholarships for DNT and Diving School!

Donating Prizes for Build Off

Providing all welding coupons for Welding Levels 1-3M!

Welding Scholarships

Providing Quality Testing Procedures and Weld Process Sheets for the TXHSWS since 2019!

Donated Prize: 36" Tool Box

Donated Pallet of Water for Welder Hydration!

Donated Custom Steel Trophies for all Events 1st , 2nd & 3rd

Donated Build Off materials and kits

Donating Consumables for Levels 1, 2, 3 and Build Off!