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PE technical guidance
HDPE Pipe technical guidance (High quality Polyethylene Pipes)

What training is necessary for operatives to assemble PE pipe networks?

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A fusion operator badge is required for all personnel involved in fusion techniques during the construction of PE gas networks. This badge must conform with ISO 12176 Part 3, and is granted after completing a training course and passing a qualification exam. In most countries the badge has a validation period of 1 to 2 years after which it must be renewed by repeating the examination.

A typical badge is shown on the right, click the image to enlarge. Every fusion operator must carry his badge at all times when undertaking fusion work.

Every fusion operator must carry his badge


ISO 12176-3:2001 Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 3: Operator's badge

Last update Thursday 31 May 2018

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