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Butt Fusion, Socket Fusion and Electrofusion Welding

Butt Fusion, Socket Fusion and Electrofusion Welding

Designed for those with little or no previous experience of these welding processes, this course is suitable for maintenance staff, welding engineers and others who wish to install, repair and inspect plastic pipe systems for a range of applications (landfill gas, utilities, fish farming chemical storage, oil etc.).

You will be introduced to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); key processing techniques; joint preparation; defects and how to avoid them; process control; inspection and testing; health and safety; site working; relevant standards and guidelines and practical butt fusion, socket fusion and electrofusion welding in polypropylene or polyethylene.

Successful completion of the course will give you an understanding of practical plastic welding using butt fusion, socket fusion and electrofusion as well as knowledge on how to identify different plastic materials. Trainees will learn about weld properties for plastics, how to implement procedure control and safe operation, as well as how to identify and avoid faults and defects.

An examination leading to CSWIP certification (in accordance with BS EN 13067 – Qualification Testing of Plastics Welders) can be provided following this course if required.

UK-based training will be conducted using equipment from a range of suppliers at our training centres in Middlesbrough, Cambridge or at customer premises. 

To discuss your requirements and to book a course in the UK, please email Amy Bowes at TWI.

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