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Fundamentals of Gas Cutting and Welding

COURSE NO: D06-002
Fundamentals of Gas Cutting and Welding
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides understanding of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, as well as safety practices.


The oxy-fuel method of welding and cutting metals has tremendous power of creating, repairing and destroying the work of man. Oxy-fuel process uses heat created by combustion of fuel (most commonly acetylene) to melt the base material. In case of welding, two parts are brought to a molten condition along the line to be joined and fused together. Whereas in cutting, one piece of metal, when brought to a red heat is cut in two by an oxidizing flame. Oxy-acetylene cutting can be used to cut thicknesses from 2/8″ to up to 12″.


The oxy-acetylene process is extremely versatile and can be used for welding, cutting, heating, soldering and brazing. It can be used on any thickness of metal, however the operation can be difficult to master, and there are some serious safety issues owing to the extreme flammability of acetylene and the high pressure of the gas cylinders.


This 6 PDH online course is intended for industrial engineers, plant operators and managers, facility workers and supervisors, maintenance personnel and anyone who has to operate oxy-acetylene/propane cutting equipment for use in the repair and maintenance of plant and equipment.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the principles of oxy-acetylene process
  • Learning about the various types of fuel gases and their potential applications
  • Knowing the advantages and limitations of oxy-acetylene process
  • Learning about oxy-gas equipment, cylinder types; their identification and storage
  • Ability to use of ancillary equipment such as hoses, regulators, blowpipes and safety devices
  • Learning about oxy-acetylene welding and cutting practices
  • Operation, care and safe handling of oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Learning about the various types of flames and their uses;
  • Familiarizing with equipment assembly and testing procedures
  • Familiarizing with lighting up and shutting down procedures
  • Understanding the safe practices when using of oxy-acetylene equipment
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Fundamentals of Gas Welding & Cutting".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
The Fundamentals of Gas Welding and Cutting (3.6 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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