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PE Electro Fusion & Butt Fusion Welding (Water)

Reference No: UW - PEFBF

Duration: 1 day

Participants: Any utility operative carrying out butt fusion and electro fusion welding.

Aim: The aim of this course is to provide operatives with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform butt fusion and electro fusion welded joints to industry standards. The duration of this course is one day.

Objectives
On completion of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Identify and select polyethylene pipe and fittings
  • Manufacture and inspect electro fusion and butt fusion welds according to industry standards

Content
The course will cover:

  • Characteristics and identification of polyethylene pipes and associated fittings
  • Supply, handling and installation of polyethylene pipes and associated fittings
  • Pre-jointing equipment and machine checks
  • How to manufacture a butt fusion and electro fusion joint using associated machines and equipment
  • Inspection of joints for quality assurance

Method: Through presentation of written and verbal theory sessions and practical training and assessment.

Material

  • Electofusion Machine
  • Various Pipe sizes to work on

Certification: A Utilise Ireland/ Engineers Ireland certificate of competency for Polyethylene Electro Fusion & Butt Fusion Welding is awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments.