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UPGRADING SKILLS FOR PIPEFITTER FABRICATORS

I.

Objective To upgrade the competency of local semi-skilled Pipefitter Fabricators


with a minimum of only 3 years local experience.

II.

Minimum Competency Entry Level Must have a basic competency on Pipefitting /


Fabrication.

III.

Upgrading Competency Must be able to perform cutting, beveling and / or threading


pipes, performing tack welding, installing overhead and underground piping system, do
field pipe spools fabrication, hangers and supports, pipe torque tightening, cleaning, and
flushing, conduct pipe pressure testing and install insulation.

IV.

Methodology:

A.

Classroom work Basic knowledge in pipefitting / fabrication.


CATEGORIES
NUMBER OF HOURS

A
8

B
16

C
24

Course Topic:
1.

Safety.
PPE hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, full body safety
harness.
OHS procedures for controlling hazards / risks in workplace noise,
ventilation, illumination, impact, pressure, noise, temperature,
radiation, and biological and chemical hazardous materials.
Dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies
Assistance in the event of a workplace emergency.
Control of heavy lift rigging equipment and rigging work execution.
Fall protection devices including safety belts, lifelines, lanyards, and
safety nets.
Requirements for signaling, barricading, electrical lock-out, tagging,
rigging, scaffolding; safe use of material handling equipment including
rope, slings, chains, shackles, and hooks; hand tools, power operated
tools, abrasive wheels and tools, and jacks; welding and cutting outfit;
requirements for fire prevention; material inspection for damage or flaws
that might cause injury during installation.
Potential hazards in underground obstructions such as existing
utilities, energized electrical cables and process lines; inadequate
slope or shore or trenches or excavations; work in tight or cramped
quarters.
Hot work permits.
Confined space entry permits.

2.

Materials and Tools.

3.

.Mensuration and calculation.

4.

5.

Take-off / elbow center.


Inside diameter.
Circumference.
Length.
Thickness.
Outside diameter.
Taper.
Out of roundness.
Oil clearance.
End play / thrust clearance.

Interpret technical drawings and plans.

Structural.
Welding.
Pipe sizes and materials.
Pipe joints and bending.
Pipe fittings.
Pipe flanges.
Flange bolting.
Gaskets.
Flex joints.
Valves.
Strainers and traps.

Electrical plans.
Structural plans.
Welding Procedures Specifications (WPS).
Piping and instrument diagram
Piping isometric.
Plot plans.
Piping class sheets.
Piping support details and hanger drawings.
Procedure of piping layout.
Template development.
Tack welding.

Construction procedures.
Underground piping installation.
Above ground piping installation.
Field fabrication of pipe spools.
Pressure testing of piping.

B.

Skills training:

CATEGORIES
NUMB NUMBER OF HOURS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6,

A
8

B
16

C
24

Cut, bevel and / or thread pipes.


Install overhead piping system.
Install underground piping system.
Fabricate support and hangers.
Perform tack welding.
Demonstrated skills and competency in fabricating the pipe diagram as
shown below:

NOTE : a. 3 pipe schedule 20.


b. All joints tack welded.
c. To be finished in one ( 1 ) hour.
V.

Examination One ( 1 ) hour for all categories.

1. Enumerate pipefitting / fabrication safety practices ( List at least 10 ).


2. Enumerate pipefitter / fabricator specific duties ( List at least 10 ).
3. Explain how to interpret isometric drawing.
4. Explain how to execute piping layout.
5. Explain how to install pipe supports.
6. Explain how to conduct testing on pressurize pipe.
7. Explain how to use basic scaffolding and ladders.
8. Explain how to properly use oxygen-acetylene flame cutting equipment.
9. Explain the procedure on how to install above ground pipe.
10. Explain the procedure on how to install underground pipe.
11. Enumerate different kinds of valves usually used in pipe fabrication and erection.
12. Enumerate kinds of flanges used in pipe fabrication and erection.
13. Determine the take-off of 90 degrees and 45 degrees elbow for 4" and 6" pipe.
14. What is a pipe schedule?
15. What is the standard bevel angle on an open V groove weld?
16. What is a DTI?

17. What are the two types of gaskets used in piping system?
18. What is a large bore?
19. Enumerate the cleaning and flushing methods of a piping system.
20. Explain and enumerate tools used in pipe fabrication.
VI.

Duration

CATEGORIES
CLASSROOM WORK, HRS.
SKILLS TRAINING
EXAMINATION
TOTAL, HRS.
VII.

A
8
8
1
17

Maximum number of trainees per batch


MAXIMUM TRAINEES PER MONTH
CATEGORIES
A
B
C
40
20
20
20
20
40
40

B
16
16
1
33

C
24
24
1
49