PIPE FITTERS 

INDUCTION

Organization history, mission and vision
Authority structure
Responsibilities
Documentation
Accommodation
Rules and regulations
Working hours
Leave and absence
Disciplinary procedures
Transport
Security
Sport and recreational facilities

SAFETY


Safe environment
Safety attitudes
Report safety matters
Safety inspections
Safety representatives
Unsafe acts and conditions
Injuries
First aid box
First aid officers
Personal protective clothing and equipment
Personal hygiene
Housekeeping
General house hold rules

BENCH WORK
 
Workshop safety
Understand NSD rules and procedures (read induction document)
Use of PPE
Maintain a safe working area
Maintain personal safety and safety for others according to procedures
Protect the environment according to regulations
Understand and recall driven machinery regulations
Select, use and care for engineering hand tools
Select, use and care for workshop tools
Select, use and care for power tools
Select, use and care portable power tools
Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment
Mark off basic engineering shapes
Manufacture a work piece
Grind tool and drill bits
Operate and monitor drilling machine to produce simple component

HAND SKILLS
 
Make off a five holes flange
Manufacturing five holes flange
Mark off a six holes flange
Manufacturing six holes flange
Manufacturing and fit a taper key
Mark off and fit a fitting block

MATERIALS – THERMAL APPLICATIONS

Identification of metals:
Ferrous metals
Nonferrous metals
Properties and characteristics of metals:
Compressive strength
Ductility strength
Malleability strength
Heat treatments:
Hardening
Tempering
Annealing
Normalizing
Case hardening
Hardness testers:
Rockwell hardness tester
Brinell hardness tester

PUMPS
 
Maintain pumps:
Remove and displace gland packing
Remove and displace mechanical seal
Remove and dismantle pumps:
Single stage centrifugal pump
Double diaphragm pump
Magnetic drive pump
Worm drive pumps
Find faults on pumps

PIPE SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

Remove and replace pipes
Remove and replace flanges
Remove and manufacture seals and gaskets
Remove and replace different types of valves
Cut threads on pipes
Pressure test a pipe system

PIPE FITTER DRAWINGS

Interpret mechanical drawings 
Produce engineering drawings
Produce and interpret pipe isometric drawings
Produce and interpret structural sketches

BASIC LIFTING TECHNIQUES

Recall overhead crane hand signals
Demonstrate overhead crane signals
Use different lifting equipment:
-Chain block
-Shackles
-Rope slings

COUPLING AND DRIVES 

Mount and align:
Flexible tyre coupling
Rigid flange coupling
Gear coupling
Pin and disc coupling
Universal coupling
V-belts
Chain and sprocket
Taper gauge and ruler
 
ACETYLENE CUTTING

Safety and rules and regulation for gas cutting
Indentify and select cutting equipment and components
Setup cutting equipment
Cutting ferrous and nonferrous materials to specifications
Using a radial cutter
Using a profile cutting machine

OXY-ACENTYIENE GAS WELDING AND BRAZING
 

Safety rules and regulation for gas welding
Identify and explain the use of gas welding equipment and components
Setup gas welding and brazing equipment
Select and examine relevant gas welding rods and brazing flux
Prepare material and equipment for welding
Weld and braze steel plates in all positions
Identify weld defects and explain their causes and how to rectify defects

ARC WELDING 

Safety rules and regulations for arc welding
Identify and explain the use of arc welding equipment and components
Setup arc welding machines and equipment
Select arc welding electrodes
Prepare material and equipment for welding
Weld steel plate in all positions
Identify weld defects and explain their causes
Maintain arc welding equipment

DEVELOP AND FABRICATE PLATE AND PIPE COMPONENTS   

Parallel line developments
Radial line developments
Triangulation developments

MARK OFF FRABRICATE AND ASSEMBLE STEEL STRUCTURES 

Lay-out and fabricate gusset plate joints
Lay-out and fabricate a column base
Lay-out and fabricate pipe hangers
Lay-out and fabricate angle iron pipe brackets
Assemble structure



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