Numerous training courses have been developed and presented at various Southern African cities as well as in-house at customer sites.

Spesmet Technology provides ECSA accredited training courses on :

Welding and Materials Technology

The welding and materials technology course covers:Welding

  • Welding processes and welding consumables.
  • Welding defects and rectification
  • Visual Inspection methodology.
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Materials technology and metallurgy of Carbon steels, Low alloy steels, Stainless steels and Non-ferrous alloys.
  • Quality assurance in welding.

Key Course Outcomes

  • Understand arc welding processes and the effect of welding variables on quality and productivity
  • Understand Weld imperfections
  • Knowledge of visual and other non-destructive inspection techniques
  • Full understanding of the basic metallurgy and science of steels, low alloy steels, stainless steels, cast irons and non-ferrous materials.
  • Knowledge of the expected welding difficulties for each material group
  • Rules for welding of the different types of materials
  • Understand Quality assurance in welded fabrication

Welding Inspection and Quality Control in Welded Fabrication

The Welding Inspection and Quality control workshop will address all the aspects that are critical to understanding this demanding area.

The workshop contains the technical information that personnel in welding must know to perform their jobs properly. Delegates attending this workshop will

advance their welding knowledge and skills in order to perform Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and welding inspection/fabrication-related tasks.

This workshop is aimed at industries where welding must be performed in compliance with strict codes and standards.

Key Course Outcomes

  • Use recognized welding inspection terminology
  • Understand welding processes
  • Understand the standards and codes applied to welding in Southern Africa and internationally
  • Understand the basic mechanical testing of welds and welded samples
  • Understand Weld imperfections
  • Understand Quality assurance in welded fabrication
  • Use recognized visual inspection

Saving costs in Welded Fabrication

Welding is one of the most common engineering joining processes in use today. The cost of welding has a large influence on the total cost of fabrication. Many companies are challenged every day to find new ways of improving productivity, and to reduce the cost of welded fabrication.

This seminar will define all of the factors which influence

the cost of welded fabrication,  compare welding processes and consumables in terms of welding productivity and efficiency, explain and illustrate with examples how to calculate welding cost, outline cost control measures and give five practical steps to reduce and control welding costs.

The seminar will provide practical and technical methods grounding in welding economics so that you will be able to  calculate welding costs and implement cost control and cost saving strategies in any welded fabrication.


Key Course Outcomes

  • Understanding the importance of welding in the economy
  • Identifying what should be considered when determining welding costs
  • Step by step methodology to estimate costs in welded fabrication
  • Enhancing current welding processes and procedures
  • Considering all the relevant factors increases the opportunities for cost reduction
  • 5 simple cost reduction strategies
  • Implementation of cost reduction strategies

Other training courses developed and presented since 2004 are:

  • Welding Technology and Metallurgy
  • Health and Safety in Welding and Cutting
  • Welding Economics
  • Practical Heat Treatment
  • Metallurgy and Welding of Stainless Steels
  • Welding Processes
  • Materials Engineering
  • ISO 3834 – Requirements and System Implementation
  • ISO14731 Welding Coordination Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Weld Cost Saving