Profession drain technician
Drain technicians install and maintain drainage equipment used in sewer systems, such as pipes and valves. They analyse the design and ensure the proper installation of the drainage system, and perform maintenance and repair duties.
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- Types of pipelines
Know various types of pipelines and their different usages. Differentiate between pipelines used to transport goods over short and long distances, and understand their respective feeding systems.
- Lay pipe installation
Install the system of pipes used to transport a fluid, be it a liquid or a gas, from one point to another and connect it to the fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components.
- Adjust cylinder valves
Adjust the tension on the cylinder valves or change the valves with torque wrench.
- Liaise with engineers
Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.
- Assemble manufactured pipeline parts
Assemble parts and components made for pipelines in companies or sites. Construct pipeline infrastructures or re-assemble parts that were taken out for repair. Use welding equipment and other tools in assembly activities.
- Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure
Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure during construction or over the passage of time such as construction defects, corrosion, ground movement, hot-tap made by error, and others.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures
Ensure that the regulations for pipeline operations are met. Ensure pipeline infrastructure compliance with legal mandates, and compliance with regulations governing the transportation of goods via the pipelines.
- Install plumbing systems
Install systems of pipes, drains, fittings, valves, and fixtures designed for the distribution of potable water for drinking, heating, washing and waste removal.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Install drainage well systems
Install systems which are found in residential properties as well as in public properties such as on streets and public building rooftops, and which function to drain excess water from these areas. They function to aid in flood remediation, remove rain, and minimise risk from heavy storms, and subsequently transport the untreated water into nature.
- Test pipeline infrastructure operations
Perform tests on pipelines, such checking whether there is continuous flow of materials through them, examining for leakages, and assessing the suitability of the location of the pipeline is.
Optional knowledge and skillsinspect pipelines engineering principles use personal protection equipment repair pipelines regulate the flow of substances in pipelines supervise sewerage systems construction maintain water treatment equipment examine engineering principles operate welding equipment maintain water storage equipment maintain industrial equipment maintain water distribution equipment advise on equipment maintenance maintain records of maintenance interventions carry out cleaning of road drains mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects perform follow-up on pipeline route services operate soldering equipment
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