Pipe Welding

  • AUTHORS: Larry Jeffus; Bryan Baker
  • ISBN-13: 9781133691846 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 396 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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About The Product

PIPE WELDING, 1E is a comprehensive guide to pipe welding. This textbook not only explains basic welding techniques, it also covers the unique safety issues welders often encounter on the job. From pipe layout and assembly to welding techniques using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes, this practical guide shows students how to become a pipe welder.


  • Clear chapter objectives provide the foundation for generating lesson plans.
  • Emphasized key terms build students’ professional vocabulary.
  • Review questions enhance student learning and reinforce their understanding of the material.
  • Practice exercises develop marketable skills and experience.
  • Helpful photographs and illustrations present students with visuals of important welding concepts.

About the Contributor

  • Larry Jeffus

    Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of welding experience, and he has his own well-equipped welding shop. In his welding career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and on many different material types and thicknesses. Larry has provided welding and professional consulting services locally, nationally, and internationally to major corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and individuals. He is a Life Member of the American Welding Society. Larry Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helped establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.

  • Bryan Baker

    Bryan got interested in welding while taking metal shop classes in high school. This sparked a desire to learn as much about welding as possible. Upon completion of high school he enrolled in college and completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in welding technology. He has worked in various industries including aerospace, manufacturing, communications, food, and construction. He has worked in both large and small private businesses and has had his own welding business. While working in industry, he started teaching as an adjunct instructor at Eastfield College and Mountain View College. His experiences in teaching encouraged him to continue his education and complete both a Bachelor and Master degree from the University of North Texas. Bryan has been involved in developing and growing welding programs at Northeast Texas Community College and is currently the Department Chair of Welding/Industrial Trades at Tyler Junior College. Bryan has also served on the board of the East Texas Section of the American Welding Society for many years.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Pipe Welding.
2. Welding Safety.
3. Shop Math.
4. Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols.
5. Thermal Cutting Processes.
6. Pipe Joint Design and Preparation.
7. Pipe Fit-Up and Alignment.
8. Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Pipe.
9. Gas Metal Arc Welding of Pipe.
10. Flux Cored Arc Welding of Pipe.
11. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Pipe.
12. Pipe Welding with Multiple Processes.
13. Machine and Automatic Pipe Welding.
14. Filler Metals.
15. Welding Metallurgy.
16. Weld Discontinuity and Defects.
17. Pipe Weld Repairs.
18. Testing and Inspecting Welds.
19. Pipe Welding Certification – Welding Procedures.
20. Pipe Threads.