October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Thursday, October 11th: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Proper Techniques for Solvent Welding ASTM 02855
by Michael Grabowski
CEUs applied for: APLD, NALP, QWEL

This 1 hour course (part 1) includes:
• Basic principles of solvent welding
• Proper techniques for solvent welding plastic joints
• Importance of correct sized applicators
• Set and cure times
• Solvent welding tips – hot and cold weather
• Causes of failed joints
• Repairs
• Safety precautions

Following the presentation, attendees will continue the training in the second half of the seminar outside the exhibit hall.

Bonder Qualification in Accordance With ASME B31.3 A328 Standard

This 1 hour course (part 2) takes place outside of exhibit hall and includes:
• Assembly of test pipe joint coupon by each participant.
• Weld-On provides hydrostatic pressure testing of coupons at Weld-On Hydro Lab to 680 psi in accordance with ASME B31.3 A328 2.5(c) bonder qualification performance standard.

Pipe Gluing Class with Qualification Cards!

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Michael Grabowski
Technical Education Manager
Weld-On Corporation

Mike Grabowski is a Chicago native with 21 years of construction experience in masonry, carpentry, electric, plumbing, and landscaping. In addition to being a contractor, Mike has worked in the steel industry for 13 years, the plastics industry for 12, and the chemical field for 10. He is highly certified in all of these fields, and has most recently been working in the Research and Development Department for Weld-On, focusing on bonding agents for irrigation and green products both in the US and Europe. His favorite expression is, “Experience is the best education,” and he has lived his life accordingly.

In addition to his active professional career, Mike has been a public speaker for many forums in many venues, including performing a training on “The Water Zone” which broadcasts live on NBC’s affiliate stations 1050 AM, 102.3 FM & 106.5 FM along with live video at both UStream and www.kcaaradio.com. Mike trains well over 1,000 people a year at private companies, aquariums, zoos and large public venues. He teaches others in the industry to become qualified solvent cement bonders of PVC/CPVC pipe and fitting according to the ASME B31.3 and the ATSM D-2855 standards.

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