Course Title:
Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Welding

'There are no events currently scheduled for this course

Suitable for:
Individuals with limited or no previous experience of these welding processes but wishing to learn skills; maintenance staff required to install and repair plastic pipe systems; welding engineers unfamiliar with these processes; engineering apprentices.

Course Content:
Introduction to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); key processing techniques; joint preparation; defects and how to avoid them; process control, inspection and testing, health and safety; practical butt fusion and electrofusion welding in polypropylene or polyethylene.

Course Objectives:
  • To understand practical welding - butt fusion and electrofusion
  • To identify plastics materials
  • To implement procedure control and safe operation
  • To understand weld properties
  • To identify faults/defects and how to avoid them

Additional Information:
Course length (1 - 2 days) and the specific detail to be included in the training will be discussed prior to a cost being provided.

If required, an examination can be provided following this course leading to CSWIP certification.

If held at TWI, the training will be conducted using equipment from a range of suppliers.

Case Studies:

Welding Guide:


Overview Leaflet:

Certification in Plastics Welding
TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry level certification, via the internationally recognised Certification Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel (CSWIP). More information is available at

To discuss your requirements or to book a course please telephone Scott Andrews on 01223 899569 or e-mail: