Nationally Accredited Training Courses
Polyweld Machinery offers nationally recognised training courses in all of the main plastic welding techniques. Courses are offered in conjunction with our affiliate, Polymer Industries Australia, and can be undertaken at Polyweld's workshop in Wangara, WA or on-site at the client's premises.
Courses are conducted with premium quality plastic welding machinery and consumables, including Leister hot air and extrusion welders, Ritmo butt-fusion and electrofusion welders, Caldertech electrofusion welders, Simona HDPE plastic sheet and quality Australian-made plastic welding rods.
Butt-weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
Butt-weld training courses for polyethylene pressure pipes and fittings, procedures, QAQC documentation and reports. Includes PIPA POP 003 single low pressure parameters and ISO21307 single low and high pressure welding parameters.
Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
Electrofusion welding training for both manual and automatic welders, preparation of pipes and fittings; weld timing; ambient temperatures; pressure ratings; cool down and causes of weld failure.
Weld plastic using extrusion techniques
Based on German guidelines, this extrusion welding course will give you the ability to weld plastic liner for welding ponds, tanks, plastic sheeting, boats, car parts; welding different density and compounds (e.g. PE, PP, PVC materials) of plastics, with Leister extrusion and hot air welding equipment. Also available is training in wedge welding and socket welding based on German guidelines.
Skills common to all courses
> Identification of materials being used in the installation as being compatible for welding.
> Calculation of appropriate welding parameters and settings
> Calibration of plastic welding equipment
Training courses conducted at Polyweld Machinery's facility in Wangara, WA utilise the world's best plastic welding equipment. See below for some of the commonly utilised machines for our courses:
Leister TRIAC ST hot air welder
Ritmo ELEKTRA 315 electrofusion welder
Leister FUSION 2 extrusion welder
Ritmo BASIC 315 butt-fusion welder
There are no formal prerequisites to undertake these plastic welding courses. However, basic maths and English skills are necessary, and industry experience would be preferable.
The assessment is divided into two parts:
1. A theory-based written assessment comprised of a series of multiple choice and short answer questions.
2. A practical assessment of welding skills in both individual and group exercises.
Upon successful completion of the plastic welding course, the student is issued with:
1. A statement of attainment
2. A welder's card
3. A welding stamp (for the butt-welding course)
Mostly importantly, the student will have have the knowledge and confidence to be an employable plastic welder.
All courses offered through Polyweld Machinery and affiliate Polymer Industries Australia (PIA) are nationally recognised. PIA is a member of the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA).