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BMA 177 - Indus. Plumbing & Pipefitting

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A course in fundamental plumbing and pipefitting. Topics covered include the properties of torque, the use of torque and the application of torque; the development and use of piping schematics; elementary pipe layout and joint construction with various materials; the purpose, use, construction and operation of valves and process control equipment used in manufacturing.
Competencies
  1. Identify terms and tools used in plumbing and pipefitting
    1. Demonstrate the proper use of precision measurement tools.
    2. Identify the principles of operation of the following process control instruments: pressure gages, level defectors, temperature indicators, and speed indicators.
    3. Identify and demonstrate the proper use of plumbing tools
  2. Explain the process of torque as it relates to fasteners
    1. Define torque and the properties of torque
    2. Explain the reasons for torquing and the hazards of over torquing and under torquing
    3. Demonstrate the proper method of torquing
    4. Explain the various methods used to measure torque
    5. Demonstrate the ability to identify the torque value for a fastener from a chart or table
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and layout plumbing materials.
    1. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting acrylonitrile-butadine-styrene (ABS) plastic
    2. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting poly-vinyl-chloride (PVC) plastic.
    3. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting chlorinated-poly-vinyl-chloride (CPVC) plastic.
    4. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting poly-butylene (PB) plastic
    5. Demonstrate the ability to size supply, drain, waste & vent piping.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify and layout metal plumbing materials.
    1. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting cast iron
    2. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting galvanized and black iron.
    3. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting rigid copper
    4. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting chromed copper
    5. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting flexible copper tubing.
    6. Explain the benefits and characteristics, common uses, lengths, diameters, fitting methods and tools used for cutting brass and chromed brass.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to layout and fit up copper, PVC, CPVC, and black iron from a drawing
  6. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret piping schematics
    1. Define a schematic and explain its uses
    2. Identify the common features and use of symbols on schematics.
    3. Identify and use the symbols for valves and fitting on schematics.
  7. Identify the purpose of and the different types of valves
    1. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of a gate valve.
    2. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of a globe valve.
    3. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of a check valve.
    4. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of a ball valve.
    5. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of a butterfly valve.
  8. Identify the purpose of and the different special application valves
    1. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of diaphragm valves.
    2. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of plug valves.
    3. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of pressure reducing and regulating valves
    4. Explain the purpose and use, construction, and parts of pressure relief valves.



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