Wendell Training Center


Stephen Thomas


2020 & 2021


Wendell Training Center – We are only excepting 10 people in each class


2020 Dates:  (40 hours total) Saturday’s Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sept 12, 26

Oct 10, 24

Nov 7


2021 Dates: (40 hours total) Saturday’s Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Jan 9, 23

Feb 6, 20

March 6


Orbital welding is a specialized area of welding whereby the arc is rotated mechanically through 360° (180 degrees in double up welding) around a static workpiece, an object such as a pipe, in a continuous process. The process was developed to address the issue of operator error in gas tungsten arc welding processes (GTAW), to support uniform welding around a pipe that would be significantly more difficult using a manual welding process, and to ensure high quality repeatable welds that would meet more stringent weld criteria set by ASME. In orbital welding, computer-controlled process runs with little intervention from the operator. Upon successful completion of the 40 hour class, certification of the UA18a is possible.