Cypress Ridge

"7th Annual Welding Contest and Certification Event"

01/18/19 - "7th Annual" Cypress Ridge HS

Date:

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8:00 am

Location:

Cypress Ridge high school

7900 N. Eldridge Pkwy

Houston, TX 77041

Contact:

Cypress Ridge AST/Welding instructor

Lee Matthews directly at michael2.matthews@cfisd.net or 281-807-8006

Entry FEE:

$20.00 entry per person

Coupons may be x-rayed, and/or broke and etched

Awards will be at the conclusion of the last welder

Prizes and plaque/trophy to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, for levels 1, 2 & 3*

* Student welders in level 3 and 3M will need to register for Level 3, however points will be given to the students in their welding level.

Contest Rules and Event Scheduling

Safety

Appropriate safety items MUST be brought by the students:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Welding Gloves
  • Welding Hoods
  • Safety Shoes
  • Safety Clothes (Cotton long sleeves and pants with no frays)
  • Chipping Hammer and Wire Brush/Grinder with wire wheel (MUST BE CORDLESS)
  • GRINDERS MUST HAVE APPROPRIATE GUARDS IN PLACE TO BE USED!
  • Holding/Clamping Devices
  • No safety equipment or tools will be provided.

Rules

Level 1- Beginner

  • Students must be proficient in the Level 1 - Position and Process.
  • 10 minutes to complete welding test.
  • Material will be fitted together and ready to go.
  • Grinders with wire wheels are allowed but MUST BE CORDLESS!

Level 2- Intermediate

  • Students must be proficient in the Level 2 - Position and Process.
  • 30 minutes to complete welding test
  • Material will be fitted together and ready to go
  • Grinders may be used to feather start/stops but MUST BE CORDLESS!

Level 3- Proficient and Advanced

  • Students must be proficient in the Level 2 - Position and Process.
  • 30 minutes to complete welding test
  • Material will NOT be fitted together, Students will fit their own coupons!
  • Grinders may be used to feather start/stops but MUST BE CORDLESS!

All judges will be AWS Certified Welding Inspectors & Welding power supplies, wire, and metal will be provided.

Certification Positions and Processes...

Level 1: FCAW - Flux Cored Arc Welding Process

  • Position: 3F
  • Material: 2-3/8” x 4” x 8” Carbon Steel Plate
  • Weld Joint: T-Joint
  • Single or Multi-Pass: Single Pass
  • Electrode Diameter and Classification: .045” E71T-1C
  • Shield Gas: C25 (75%Argon and 25%Carbon Dioxide)
  • Weld Size: 5/16” Fillet Weld (+- 1/8") Tolerance
  • Welding Code: Performance Qualification, Visual Examination, and RTto ASME Section IX

Level 2: GMAW-S (Short Circuit Transfer Method or Short Arc) and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)

  • Position: 2G
  • Base Material: 2-3/8” x 3” x 8” Carbon Steel Plate
  • Weld Joint: Single V-Groove Plate (Open Root)
  • Bevel Angle: 30-37.5 Degree Max Bevel (60-75 Degrees Max Included)
  • Root Opening: 0-1/8” Max
  • Land or Root Face: 0-1/8” Max
  • Electrode Diameter and Classification: 0.035” ER70S-6 Solid Bare Wire and 0.045” E71T-1C Tubular Gas Shielded Flux Core Wire
  • Shield Gas: C25 (75%Argon and 25%Carbon Dioxide)
  • GMAW: Single Root Pass (1/8” Max Root Reinforcement Height)
  • FCAW: Multi Pass Fill and Cap (1/2”” Max Bead Width and 3/16” Max Reinforcement Height)
  • Welding Code: Performance Qualification, Visual Inspection, and RT to ASME Section IX

Level 3 & 3M: GMAW-S (Short Circuit Transfer Method or Short Arc) and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)

  • Position: 1G Pipe (Manual Rollout)
  • Material: 4” Schedule 40 Carbon Steel
  • Weld Joint: Single V-Groove (Open Root)
  • Bevel Angle: 30-37.5 Degree Max Bevel (60-75 Degrees Max Included)
  • Root Opening: 0”-1/8” Max
  • Land or Root Face: 0”-1/8” Max
  • Electrode Diameter and Classification: 0.035” ER70S-6 Solid Bare Wire and 0.045” E71T-1C Tubular Gas Shielded Flux Core Wire
  • Shield Gas: C25 (75%Argon and 25%Carbon Dioxide)
  • GMAW: Single Root Pass (1/8” Max Root Reinforcement Height)
  • FCAW: Multi Pass Fill and Cap (1/2” Max Bead Width and 3/16” Max Reinforcement Height)
  • Welding Code: Performance Qualification, Visual Inspection, and RT to ASME Section IX

Online Registration on Judging Card!

Rules may have some changes so please check this website frequently for most up to date rules and changes.


Awards and Prizes for Welding


JK Welding

2 Channel Lock Tool Boxes FULL of Tools!


Myriad Fabrication, LLC

9811 Windmill Park Ln, Houston, Texas 77064832.243.5779

Donated "Industry Ready Pack!"

Scholarships

ArcLabs will be giving away $6,000 in total money.

Special Thanks to the Sponsors of the

Cypress Ridge FFA's

"7th Annual" Welding Contest and Certification Event!