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ICT 103 - Natural Gas Pipe Joiner

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Principles and practices of plastic pipe joining in the natural gas industry. Includes pipe joining techniques such as solvent cements, heat fusions, mechanical saddle fittings, and compression couplings. This course prepares students for Pipe Joiner Qualification in the natural gas industry.

Prerequisite(s): ICT 101  
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with appropriate work experience. See an ICT instructor or an advisor for more prerequisite information.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply safety principles pertaining to pipe joining process.
  2. Explain and interpret technical documents pertaining to piping systems.
  3. Explain fundamental theories related to pipe joining.
  4. Solve technical problems related to pipe joining using equations and mathematical principles.
  5. Describe quality control practices use in the pipe joining industry.
  6. Use tools and instruments to join pipe per industry standards.

  1. Safety
    1. PPE requirements for pipe joining
    2. Static electricity control
    3. Emergency response
  2. Pipe Identification
    1. Types of materials
    2. Joining methods
  3. Pipe Joining Theory
    1. Pipe installation practices
    2. Pipe handling
    3. Excess flow valves installation requirements
    4. Purging
  4. Pipe Joining Practices
    1. Electrofusion general
    2. Main and Service abandonment requirements
    3. Identifying Abnormal Operating Conditions (AOC)
    4. Identifying Unusual Operating Conditions (UOC)
  5. Quality Control
    1. Damage prevention
    2. Operator Qualification (OQ) general
    3. Pipe Joining Qualification (PJQ) general
    4. Visual Inspections (VI)
    5. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPP)
  6. Pipe Joining Tools and Standards
    1. Material and equipment inspections
    2. Leak testing at operating pressure
    3. Locating underground pipelines

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