Oxy-acetylene gas welding is commonly used to permanently loin mild steel. In oxy-acetylene welding, oxygen and acetylene gas are combined in a torch handle to produce a flame that burns at over 6000 degrees Fahrenheit. This flame in turn melts the metal faces of the two pieces to be welded, causing the liquefied metal to flow between and join them. Oxyacetylene can also be used for brazing welding, forging/shaping metal and cutting.

Course Outline

  • Basics of Oxy-Acetylene gas welding
  • Oxy-acetylene welding equipment identification and operation
  • OAW Flat Plate Bead; Braze Weld Bead
  • Proper safety practices using OXY-Acetylene equipment and accessories
  • Identify the types of flames and how to adjust equipment to achieve the proper flame.
  • Students will learn to complete an acceptable lap weld on mild steel plate using filler rod in a flat position.
  • Complete brazed bead welds on mild steel plate for butt, lap and “T” joints in a flat position.
  • Preparing the cylinders for welding and adjusting acetylene regulators
  • Establishing a stable arc
  • General welding safety and Health

Purpose of the Course

-This course prepares students to manipulate, set-up and make acceptable welds in various positions using oxy-acetylene equipment.

-To equip the students with the knowledge to identify the types of flames and how to adjust equipment to achieve the proper flame.

-To equip students with the knowledge for prefabrication of steel sheet, tubes and plates as well as knowledge for plumbing applications, fabricating and artisan welding.

-To provide the students with the knowledge of brazing welding, forging/shaping metal and cutting

-The successful participant will be able to solve more advanced welding tasks in all positions within a metal work environment in order to improve productivity and quality within the workplace and improve his won employability.


1 Week


Stainless steel; Carbon Steel; Mild steel; Duplex; Titanium; Aluminium

Career Benefits

The learner will achieve a level of skills which enhances his status in a company or will lead to a formal employment. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform general entry level structural welding in fabrication shop, machine shop, petrochemical, power plant and refineries. At the completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion. recognized and certified by the relevant local and international stakeholders.

Assessment Method

Throughout the training, continuous assessments are carried out by the way of written tests and practical assignments in order to monitor progress of the trainee and effectiveness of learning.

Costs and Terms of Payment

To enquire for costs of the course, kindly call on (011)042-6247 or alternatively email us on info@excellsolutions.co.za