ASTM WK41067

    New Practice for Heat Fusion Operator Qualification on Polyethylene (PE) and Polyamide (PA) Pipe and Fittings

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F17.20 | Committee F17 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Provide criteria for the training, assessment and approval of fusion operators in order to establish and maintain competency in the construction of Polyethylene (PE) and Polyamide (PA) piping systems.

    No standard testing criteria for training butt fusion operators in the US. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code wants this since thermoplastic fusion is now in Section IX of the Code. This will lead to more uniformity in how operators are qualified for field work.


    Qualification:OQ:Operator Testing

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Jim Craig


    F17 (16-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3190-2016 and Pending Publication