This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to weld polyethylene (commonly referred to as PE) plastic pipes using electrofusion, both in the field and under factory conditions.
This unit applies to an experienced technician working alone or as part of a team.
The unit principally refers to a process that applies similar techniques to the applied science covered in PMBWELD301E Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using electrofusion welding, where the weld is achieved at the weld interface through polymer diffusion-mixing.
No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.