Pipelayer Installation Training: Chapter 3 V2.0.0

Overview (5 pages): This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 3, which provides detailed information about working with pipes.

Introduction (3 pages): This lesson provides an overview of pipe types.

Safety (17 pages): This lesson provides an overview of safety precautions when working near utilities and excavation areas, the importance of wearing PPE, personal safety precautions, silica hazards, asbestos hazards, use of material safety data sheets, tool safety, and rigging safety.

General Considerations (52 pages): This lesson discusses the universal considerations of working with pipe. Topics include:

• Definitions and descriptions

• Tips when working with pipes

• Gasket installation

• Connecting pipes

• Joining pipes

• Importance of measuring

• Inspecting pipes

• Setting pipes

• End of workday activities

• Working with valves and tie-ins

• Tapping a water main

PVC Pipe (10 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with PVC pipes, including typical applications, how to unload and store, how to protect the pipe, and how to install, cut, and join.

Ductile Iron Pipe (16 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with ductile iron pipes, including typical applications, how to unload, how to repair, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, mechanical joint and restrained joint descriptions and assemblies, and hydrant installation.

Concrete Pipe (10 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with concrete pipes, including typical applications, how to unload, how to repair, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, and how to connect to a manhole.

Concrete Pressure Pipe (15 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with concrete pressure pipes, including typical applications, pipe design, how to lift, sequential unloading, pipe marking descriptions, how to install and join, deflection, and fittings and taps installation.

Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (17 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with PE pipes (solid wall pressure and corrugated non-pressure), including typical applications, how to unload, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, and how to connect to a manhole.