Introduction to common thermoplastics (MDPE, PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); key processing techniques; joint preparation; defects and how to avoid them; process control, inspection and testing, health and safety; practical electro-fusion welding in polypropylene or polyethylene pipework.
Course objectives/key benefits
To ensure that anyone wishing to undertake electro-fusion welding has all of the necessary knowledge and skills to do so in a competent manner.
Who is the course aimed at?
Individuals with limited or no experience of these manual welding processes wishing to learn skills; maintenance staff required to install plastic fabrications; welding engineers unfamiliar with these processes; engineering apprentices.
There are no pre-requisites to anyone wishing to undertake this training and/or assessment.
- to understand practical welding - electro-fusion (up to 63mm inside diameter)
- to identify plastics materials to implement procedure control and safe operation
- to understand weld properties
- to identify faults and defects and how to avoid them
Half a day
This is generally taken as an assessment only. However, training may be available upon request. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or email@example.com for details.
Practical assessment and multiple choice question papers.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a BPEC certificate in electro-fusion welding.
Candidates will be required to wear overalls or appropriate work clothes for this course, as well as steel toe-capped footwear.
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