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Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines


Part 1: Identify materials as being compatible for welding
PE Pipe Labels
PE Pipe Standards
Pipe Classification terms
Work Orders
PE Pipe wall thickness
Part 2: Calculating pipe welding parameters
Drag data
Perform welding parameter calculations
Part 3: Set up, maintain and calibrate welding equipment
Welding machine type and operating data
Setting up for welding
Preliminary checks before welding
Butt-welder functional overview
Part 4: Perform welding to required standard
PPE requirements
Butt-welding processes overview
Safety Equipment
Cleanup and disposal of waste
Part 5: Assess quality of completed joints
Assess joints against specification requirements
Identify quality requirements for joints
Part 6 : Documentation
Work instructions and written procedures
Work health and safety Act
Work Health and Safety Regulation
Environmental legislation
Codes of practice
Relevant licence, training and certification requirements
Quality Assurance Plan
Organisational considerations
Reporting of faults and non-conformities
Part 7 : Hazards
Swarf hazards
Dealing with Chemicals
High temperature hazards
Working in Confined Spaces
Butt-welder functional overview
Butt-welding processes overview
Impact of variations in welding process variables
SWMS Interpretation - Portable Generators
SDS Interpretation - Isopropanol
Characteristics of plastic pipes
Silica dust hazard
UV Radiation hazards
Electrical hazards
Excavation hazards
Part 8 : Routine Problems
Welding pipes with different wall thickness & diameter
Equipment malfunction & wear
Variable field conditions
Intermittent faults and causes
Part 9 : Non-routine problems
Common quality issues encountered and causes
Emergency response
Practical assessment marked by trainer

Example Resources

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