HDPE, Inc. offers custom hands-on and classroom and field training programs to suit most training needs. HDPE, Inc. trainers follow standards set by the Plastic Pipe Institute.HDPE, Inc. trainers provide training using real-world situations with the most up-to-date information and techniques on working with HDPE Pipe and high-density polyethylene fittings.
HDPE, Inc. training classes cover:
- Introduction to HDPE pipe and fittings
- Fusion techniques – butt fusion, electrofusion, saddle fusion, socket fusion, extrusion and more.
- Proper equipment usage for the job – equipment training
- Fittings and components – how to select and work with HDPE fittings in a piping system
- Adaptation of different pipe materials to HDPE
- New HDPE technology updates
- Continuing education programs for equipment, fittings, systems and techniques
- Reference ASTM F2620-13
Your Partner In The Trenches
When your project requires on-the-job training, you have a partner on your side with years of experience in working with high-density polyethylene pipe throughout a multitude of industries. HDPE, Inc. offers custom training programs specifically designed to your project, allowing your technicians to quickly get up to speed with the techniques and specifications required for working with HDPE. There is NO substitute for having a partner in the trenches with you!
Getting Technicians Up To Speed
Why custom training for a project? Each project is different and presents to the field technician a unique set of welding, equipment and material handling issues. General classroom training cannot adequately address the conditions, materials, and technologies involved with a high-density polyethylene pipe system installation. Only a custom-designed curriculum can address these challenges and get your field technicians up to speed to meet the project specifications.
Real-World Learning Experience
HDPE, Inc. classes typically begin with classroom training at HDPE, Inc. headquarters. Classroom training covers the basics of working with HDPE, the theory and steps required on a typical jobsite. Completing this training is a testing element to assure a good working knowledge of high-density polyethylene materials, techniques and equipment before actual hands-on training.
Learning From Experienced Technicians
The second phase of training is hands-on at HDPE, Inc. headquarters. This provides technicians with an introduction to using HDPE equipment, basic welding techniques and material handling. For field technicians new to high-density polyethylene, this is an important phase in their training prior to actual jobsite training.
The final phase of training takes place on the jobsite, working with actual system components in a real-world piping installation. HDPE, Inc. industry-qualified field technicians work along side the trainee, showing the best fusion techniques and proper equipment usage for each type of joint or fitting.
Case Study: Transitioning Between Dissimilar Materials
A Central Florida water park was originally designed using schedule 80 PVC pipe for all of the water systems. The Contractor on the job was looking for a more efficient, flexible and durable product for the project. HDPE Inc. worked with one of the country’s’ leading HDPE engineers to redesign the system using HDPE pipe. One of the challenges was transitioning from PVC piping, up to 24”, that had already been installed to HDPE pipe. Flanges were not a viable option.
HDPE, Inc. product specialists worked with the leading HDPE transition fitting manufacturer to design fully pressure rated HDPE X PVC transition fittings. Using HDPE transition fittings minimized the effort and cost of transitioning between two dissimilar materials
HDPE, Inc. was able to keep the project on schedule and keep the pipe portion in budget. This was due to the flexibility of HDPE pipe and the use of transition fittings to connect high-density polyethylene pipe to existing PVC materials with minimal effort.