All welding schools are not created equal. Some welding schools strictly adhere to the curriculum mandated by the state university system or institution in charge. But some welding programs not only meet the minimum curriculum requirements, but are also able to offer advanced tig programs or pipe welding training programs. If a welding school does not offer advanced tig welding or pipe welding, it might be a sign to keep looking.
If a rig pipe welder is selling himself and his machine, what is he getting per hour? Somewhere from $70 an hour to $100 an hour. If that same pipe welder has to use an employer’s welder, he’ll be making from $30 to $50 an hour.
In the case of 6G pipe welding, the conventional institutions (welding schools) require so much baloney before you can actually weld a 6G practice joint, you can literally spend two years in welding school before you weld your first joint. Next, you’ll sit in Click to know classes where they teach you some book learning about pipe welding. Next, you’ll get to weld a joint, and it’s back to the classroom.
I sort of understand the greenie argument about oil. I don’t think man is making a huge climate difference because what we do is so small compared to what nature does, and will do in the near future with volcanos (for example).
Do they screw around with their guitars once a week? Do they do the most reserve and minimum thing to get gigs? Heck no! They practice by LIVING with that guitar 24/7. They find crazy and wild schemes to get noticed. (No, you don’t have to smash up your welding machine). The intensity of your practice and the number of joints you weld does make all the difference.
Set up at home or in a friend’s shop and start practicing. The dirty little secret the industry doesn’t want you know is this: When the rubber meets the road, no one (in the USA) cares what you know about fitting pipe (other than what a properly prepared joint is like). No one cares what school or schools you went to. They are not too concerned if you can’t read.
Iran is the only nation to ever be close to having nuclear weapons while constantly saying they can’t wait to use them. We can’t let Iran get nukes. This means there will be confrontation, and it could get nasty, soon. The Straight of Hormuz is narrow. If Iran sinks just one oil tanker coming through there on its’ way to the USA, they’ll block that vital path.
These are typical welding tests given for welding jobs for paper mills, power plants, refineries, as well as various other construction and maintenance jobs.