Fusion Inspector

Training and Qualification

Inspector Qualification School was created from a demand within several industries for a training course designed for the polyethylene pipe fusion inspector. In the school, we will explain the theory of butt fusion of polyethylene pipe and the process used to join it. The information includes the use of inspection checklists and a discussion of the critical factors involved in the fusion pipe fusion processes. This includes butt fusion, socket fusion and sidewall fusion. Students also receive an in-depth explanation on the use and analysis of McElroy DataLogger® records.

Inspectors, project managers, consulting engineers, quality assurance managers, and sales professionals can benefit from this training.

Attendance in Small Diameter Operations and either Medium Diameter Operations or Large Diameter Operations courses is highly recommended.

Session Length

Online, On-demand, and Self-paced



Topics Covered

  • Inspector Fundamentals
  • Inspector Qualification Introduction
  • Socket Fusion Operations
  • Saddle Fusion Operations
  • Manual Butt Fusion Operations
  • Hydraulic Butt Fusion Operations
  • Visual Inspections
  • DataLogger® Operations
  • McElroy Optimized Cooling
  • Vault and Joint Report Analysis
  • Testing Tools
  • Piping Materials
  • Pipeline Accessories
  • Pnuematic Pressure Testing
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • Hot Tap Tool
  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exams

Related Courses

Small Diameter
Operator Qualification

Covers sizes ranging from ½" CTS - 6" DIPS (16mm - 180mm), including socket fusion and hot tap.

Operator Qualification Course

Medium Diameter
Operator Qualification

Covers sizes ranging from 2" IPS - 20" OD (63mm - 500mm), including our TracStar® line of machines.

Operator Qualification Course

Large Diameter
Operator Qualification

Covers sizes ranging from 8" IPS - 65" OD (225mm - 1600mm), including our MegaMc® line of machines.

Operator Qualification Course

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