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Following the completion of welder training, it is recommended to complete the visual inspection of welds. The course teaches candidates the practical demonstrations with hands-on tuition involving butt fusion, electrofusion and socket fusion welding of polyethylene and polypropylene pipe. Candidates also learn about the welding imperfections and the visual inspection of the welded joints. Other topics that will be covered include materials quality assurance (QA), duties and responsibilities of a visual plastic welding inspector, terms and definitions and Health and safety.
Who should attend?
TWI is offering a new visual plastic pipe welding inspector training and certification course designed specifically for anyone wishing to carry out inspections of plastic pipe systems. Following the course the attendee will be able to understand, identify and report on the visual inspection of welded plastic pipes.
The course is suitable for individuals who work in the plastics industry wishing to undertake visual inspections of plastic pipe systems. It provides the attendee with an understanding of the thermoplastic pipe materials and the welding techniques used to join them.
Where can I attend the training?
Currently this course is available at our training centres in the UK (Middlesbrough or Cambridge) as well as Kuala Lumpur.
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What are the objectives of this training?
By the end of this training, candidates should be able to:
- Carry out the procedure of butt fusion, electrofusion and socket fusion welding of polyethylene and polypropylene pipe
- Identify Welding Imperfections
- Carry out Visual Inspection of welds
- Materials quality assurance (QA)
- Understand the terms and definitions
- Duties and responsibilities of a visual plastic welding inspector
What are the entry requirements?
Although there is no specific experience requirement it is recommended that candidates possess a minimum of six months plastic welding related engineering experience and two years industrial experience.
Read more about the CSWIP Plastic Visual Welding Inspector course here.