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2018 IAMU Plastic Pipe Fusion & OQ Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mark your calendars for the IAMU Plastic Pipe Fusion & Operator Qualification Workshops.  Two sessions will be available again this year.  Both workshops will take place at the IAMU Training & Office Complex.

Workshop 1 – May 8-9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8:  8:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9:  8:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration link -

Workshop 2 – May 9-10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10:  8:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration link -

This workshop is designed for gas distribution system fusion technicians and distribution operators who work for municipal utilities or contractors.  Participants will familiarize themselves in the properties of:

  • Polyethylene (PE) piping materials
  • Polyethylene fusion procedures
  • Individual and system safety practices
  • Mechanical fitting joining procedures
  • Backhoe and trencher

Training Topics & Operator Qualification Tasks:

  • O&M and Emergency Plan Review & Updates
  • Sizing of EFV’s, Meters, Regulators, & Piping
  • Customer Installation Materials, CSST, 2 PSI vs. 4 oz., etc.
  • Proper Firefighting Techniques
  • Installing Tracer Wire
  • Installing Meter Sets
  • Operating Mole Equipment

Hands-on qualifications will be available for polyethylene fusion procedures, mechanical fitting joint methods, and squeeze-off procedures.

Additional information including brochure, schedule, and registration may be accessed at the links above.

We look forward to seeing you this year.

Tags:  Gas  OQ  Plastic Pipe 

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