An expansion in demand for plastics welder training and certification is being driven by global changes in legislation that require certification to guarantee the skill and knowledge of welders when installing plastic fabrications. TWI can respond to this demand by delivering quality training in plastics welding processes and supporting this with recognised CSWIP certification.
TWI’s plastics welder training and certification programme, which includes Hot Gas and Extrusion Welder, Lining Membrane Welder, and Butt Fusion, Electrofusion and Socket Fusion Welder training courses, is finding new markets in the Middle East, Malaysia Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. The first successes outside Europe for the plastics welder programme has been the training and qualification at CSWIP Entry Level Extrusion Welding of trainee welders in Nigeria, Uganda, New Zealand, Malaysia and New Caledonia.
One of the companies involved in the training programme, Baywood Dextron Ventures, enlisted TWI to deliver training and certification for six of its staff at the Chevron site at Escravos in Nigeria for a large oil storage tank rehabilitation contract. The six trainees had little or no experience in the welding process and TWI instructor, Andy Knight, TWI’s plastics welder instructor, led the group through a series of practical and theory sessions at CSWIP Entry Level Extrusion Welding.
The on-site welding course ended with a 20-question multiple-choice paper and a practical examination. Welded test pieces produced by the trainees during the examination were brought back to the UK for independent testing at a third-party test house.
TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry level certification, via the internationally recognised Certification Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel (CSWIP). Courses can be tailor-made for companies or self-sponsored individuals at basic, refresher and advanced levels covering the oil and gas industry sector.
Along with the previously mentioned plastics welding courses TWI can also offer specialist courses in production welding including; laser welding, a general introduction to plastics welding and adhesive bonding of plastics courses. Delivery of the courses can be given in our workshops at Cambridge or Middlesbrough, or on-site at customers premises worldwide. TWI is a One-stop-shop service able to witness approval tests, provide full NDT and mechanical test house facilities, conduct product simulated workmanship exercises, give assistance to identify test type and determine the range of approval to minimise the number of approved tests.
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