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CRAF6018 - Pipe Jointing

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Title:Pipe Jointing
Long Title:Pipe Jointing
Module Code:CRAF6018
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: Kevin Barry
Module Description: The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the various jointing methods for copper, pvc, vulcathene and plastic piping. On completion of this module, the student will have the required knowledge to be able to recognise different jointing methods and be able to apply and assemble pipe projects using the various types of jointing methods. The student will also be able to safely use hand and machine tools in the workshop environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Comply with workshop safety requirements.
LO2 Select and perform a range of pipe jointing and bending exercises to given measurements and radii.
LO3 Produce a number of pipe projects using correct pipe joints working from selected drawings.
LO4 Define and apply the correct methodology to the inspection of pipe joints.
LO5 Apply the correct use of different chemicals, fluxes, solvents and cleaners when used on pipes and joints.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Safety
Safe practices relating to machinery, electrical tools and hand tools in the workshop enviroment.
Copper
Selecting different copper pipe sizes and using various jointing methods including capillary, compression, soldering, brazing, push-fit etc.
Vulcathene
Use and apply various joints used on Vulcathene pipe including compression, pushfit, and fusion welding.
PVC/Plastic
Plastic / PVC pipe jointing methods including compression, push-fit, solvent welding, fusion welding and electro fusion-welding.
Marking out, measuring and hand/electric tools
Care and use of marking out equipment including set squares, templates, files, hammers, and hacksaws . Use of drills, band saws, and hot plate welding.
Welding applications
Select welding processes to join copper, vulcathene, pvc and plastic piping.
Cutting of materials
Cutting, filing, values of cutting angle. Examples of cutting angles in hand and machine tools.
Pipe bending
Forms and applications of pipe bending on material where applicable.
Chemicals
Use and application of various chemicals, fluxes, solvents and cleaners used in pipe jointing processes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Precision pipe project 1 workshop.Copper piping joints and different methods. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Precision pipe project 2 workshop.pipe joints 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Precision pipe project 3 workshop.PVC, Plastic, Vulcathene piping joints. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions Types of jointing methods, pipe materials and applications. 1,2,4,5 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Mechanical services workshop. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Mechanical services workshop 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • R D Treloar 2011, Plumbing encyclopaedia, 4th Edition. Ed., Blackwell Science [ISBN: 063203761X]
  • R. D. Treloar, 2011, Plumbing, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 140-518-9592]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 2 Mandatory
CR_EEQMF_6 Certificate in Equipment Maintenance Fundamentals 2 Elective

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