EFJLP1 Electro Fusion Jointing of Polyethylene Pipework
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.
- to understand practical welding - electrofusion (up to 65mm OD)
- 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
Practical assessment and multiple choice question papers.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a UK Certifiation 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.