Pip fittingThis training course is for learners to gain practical knowledge in the safe installation of pipe work and gas cylinders for gaseous fire extinguishing systems.

Learners who complete this course will obtain the knowledge of how to install gas suppression pipes and cylinders.

Learners enrolling with this course must have already have demonstrated competency in Safety and Workshop Practice and Hand Tools.

 Topics covered in this training course are as follows:

 

Module 1 - Safety

1.0 - Safe handling of pipes

The learner should be able to:

  • Learn the PPE required for handling pipes
  • Storage method of pipes
  • Correct method of carrying pipes

1.1 - Safe handling of gas cylinders

The learner should be able to:

  • Correct method of transporting cylinders
  • Understand the correct PPE for transporting cylinders
  • Understanding the gas pressures and dangers of the gas pressure
  • Securing cylinders on site

 

Module 2 - Gas Standards

2.0 - Understanding SANS 14520 Pt 1, 6.2.3 & 6.3 and SANS 306 Pt 4, 18 &19 - 21

The learner should be able to understand:

  • The positioning and installation of cylinders
  • The requirement for dirt traps
  • Pipes and installation
  • Fittings types and installation
  • Pipe supports

 

Module 3 - Hydraulic Gas Calculations

3.0 - Gas Calculations

The learner should be able to :

  • Interpret the pipe requirements from gas design documentation
  • Interpret isometric drawings
  • Assess required pipes and fittings
  • Confirm nozzles insert sizes and placement
  • Confirm correct manifolds for installation
  • Confirm correct pressure reducing orifices for installation

 

Module 4 - Installing Gas Cylinders

4.0 - Pre engineered gas cylinders

The learner should be able to :

  • Identify the correct cylinder for the correct area
  • Identify the correct orientation of the cylinder
  • Identify the most optimum position for installation of the cylinder to achieve even dispersal of the gas taking into account all obstructions to the flow of gas
  • Determining the correct fixing methods and hardware to mount the cylinders

4.1 - Engineered gas cylinders

The learner should be able to :

  • Understanding manufacturers installation instructions
  • Identify the correct positioning of the cylinders in accordance with design drawings
  • Identify the correct fixing brackets for the cylinders
  • Determining the correct fixing methods and hardware to mount the cylinders
  • Ensure the cylinders orientation is correct for installation of the gas discharge hose
  • Ensure the gas cylinder label is correct for the gas and is visible

 

Module 5 - Gas Suppression Pipes and Fittings

5.0 - Gas pipes

The learner should be able to :

  • Identify different types of pipes and schedules. Identify correct pipe for gas suppression
  • Identify the correct schedule of pipe in accordance with the design
  • Understanding I/D and O/D
  • Understanding pressure rating of pipes

5.1 - Gas pipe fittings

The learner should be able to :

  • Identify different types of pipe fittings and the correct fittings for the installation
  • Identify the correct pressure ratings of different fittings
  • Understanding the different threads in each fitting