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Description

A Boilermaker manufactures and builds structures of steel plates, ranging from boilers for steam engines and pressure vessels for power stations and petrochemical plants to mine head gears, bridges and oil drilling platforms. Boilermakers are highly skilled construction workers who specialize in the making, installation and repair of boilers, high pressure vats, tanks and other large vessels that contain chemicals, gases, water or other fluids. The work is physically demanding and requires the use of dangerous equipment. Work is done in extreme conditions and often requires travel.

Boilermaking is the designing and fabrication of complex metal components. These components are usually required for initial or replacement purposes within various industry sectors, as well as for maintenance purposes. The main focus is on interpreting complex drawings, the lay out and development of complex metal components, and manipulation of metal (sheet metal, plate and pipe) to produce usable components, as per design requirements.

What Will I Learn?

  • Mark off and fabricate structural steel and other metal stock.
  • Make or repair metal products and structures which may include pressure vessels and pipes
  • Interpret drawings and develop patterns and templates.
  • Select, caring for and use/operate trade related hand tools, equipment and machines.
  • Cut and weld materials and components for fabrication.
  • Fabricate components and/or structures.
  • Erect and assemble plate and pipe components and structures.

Duration

  • Fulltime – 24 months
  • RPL – to be completed within a year.

Entry Level Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 with Mathematics, Science.

Curriculum For This Course

16 Modules
?? Days

Knowledge Modules:

6 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Introduction to Boilermaker Trade 4 Topics 7 Days

  • - Introduction to the Boilermaker Trade9 Hours
  • - Occupational Health, Safety and Environment16 Hours
  • - Quality Control and Quality Assurance Awareness for the Boilermaker16 Hours
  • - Fabrication 16 Hours

Module 2: Boilermaker Tools, Equipment, Machines and Materials 4 Topics 8 Days

  • - Boilermaker Trade Related Tools and Equipment16 Hours
  • - Trade related machines and machine operations 19 Hours
  • - Computer numerical control (CNC) applications 16 Hours
  • - Materials used in fabrication13 Hours

Module 3: : Fabrication and Pipework 9 Topics 18 Days

  • - Basic Templates13 Hours
  • - Pipe and plate templates7 Hours
  • - Templates for complex components and structures7 Hours
  • - Forming and shaping simple components13 Hours
  • - Fabrication using various structural steel shapes22 Hours
  • - Forming and shaping complex components26 Hours
  • - Simple pipe work component fabrication13 Hours
  • - Pipe work characteristics22 Hours
  • - Marking off pipe work 22 Hours

Module 4: Assembling and Joining 5 Topics 11 Days

  • - Joining of simple components.13 Hours
  • - Joining of steel structures 22 Hours
  • - Joining of complex assemblies 26 Hours
  • - Lifting of loads.13 Hours
  • - Hoisting, lifting and slinging.13 Hours

Module 5: Cutting and Welding 10 Topics 16 Days

  • - Thermal application13 Hours
  • - Heat Treatment19 Hours
  • - Distortions19 Hours
  • - Gas, Arc, TIG, MIG Welding processes for flat welding19 Hours
  • - Gas, Arc, TIG, MIG welding in a down hand position 13 Hours
  • - Arc welding in all positions 13 Hours
  • - Oxy fuel cutting10 Hours
  • - Automated machine cutting9 Hours
  • - Plasma cutting 6 Hours
  • - Laser jet and water jet cutting 6 Hours

Module 6: Boilermaker’s Drawings 1 Topics 7 Days

  • - Boilermaker’s drawings 56 Hours

Practical Modules:

5 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Visualise structures and components and develop templates according to set tolerances and / or standards whilst applying safety measures 5 Topics 14 Days

  • - Read engineering drawings? Hours
  • - Compile a material list ? Hours
  • - Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings. ? Hours
  • - Construct developments. ? Hours
  • - Mark-off materials and parts and make templates.? Hours

Module 2: Maintain and use tools, equipment and machinery whilst applying safety measures 8 Topics 12 Days

  • - Maintain hand tools? Hours
  • - Maintain power tools? Hours
  • - Maintain stationary machinery? Hours
  • - Maintain layout and measuring tools ? Hours
  • - Maintain cutting and welding equipment? Hours
  • - Use and maintain access equipment ? Hours
  • - Use hand and power tools? Hours
  • - Operate machines? Hours

Module 3: Weld and gas cut components required for fabrication of a specific task such as metal pipes, construction and fabricated plate work and conduct visual and mechanical inspections for compliance with legal requirements whilst applying safety measures 14 Topics 22 Days

  • - Cut material using plasma cutting equipment? Hours
  • - Cut material using shears? Hours
  • - Cut material using saws? Hours
  • - Prepare joints? Hours
  • - Apply heat prior to tack welding? Hours
  • - Minimize welding distortions? Hours
  • - Correct welding distortions? Hours
  • - Weld using wire-feed processes. (MIG & TIG)? Hours
  • - Handle materials and work pieces? Hours
  • - Weld using the Arc Welding method? Hours
  • - Apply gas cutting and heating? Hours
  • - Cut material using ironworkers? Hours
  • - Perform tack welding? Hours

Module 4: Manipulate and fabricate profiles and metal sections accurately using heating and cold bending processes whilst applying safety measures 5 Topics 33 Days

  • - Form material using rollers? Hours
  • - From material using benders? Hours
  • - Fabricate components, sub-components and structures applying various methods.? Hours
  • - Fabricate pipe sections.? Hours
  • - Applies heat for forming? Hours

Module 5: Erect, assemble and repair metal structures accurately whilst applying safety measures 11 Topics 22 Days

  • - Check sub-components and components? Hours
  • - Position and join sub-components and components in accordance to assembly drawings? Hours
  • - Set fabricated component in place? Hours
  • - Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections.? Hours
  • - Fasten components as required by the applied drawing specifications. (bolting, riveting and / welding). ? Hours
  • - Apply a variety of basic lifting techniques and rigging hand signals according to OHS Act. ? Hours
  • - Prepare and secure a site prior to erecting of components. ? Hours
  • - Determine weights? Hours
  • - Sling loads? Hours
  • - Erect and assemble pipes and steel structures? Hours
  • - Check completed assembly and erected structure for compliance as per final assembly drawing? Hours

Workplace Modules:

5 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Pattern and template development processes 5 Topics 30 Days

  • - Draw a free hand sketch of simple plate and structural steel systems at least three times? Hours
  • - Interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel drawings at least three times? Hours
  • - Interpret complex plate, pipe and structural steel drawings at least three times.? Hours
  • - Mark off plate, pipe and structural systems at least four times.? Hours
  • - Lay out and cut templates and/or jigs from the original blue print/approved drawing using different materials and methods at least three times.? Hours

Module 2: Tools, equipment and machinery maintenance and operation processes 4 Topics 30 Days

  • - Care for, control and handle consumables and materials in a workshop and on-site at least three times? Hours
  • - Maintain, store and operate hand and power tools in a workshop and on-site under an experienced, competent supervisor at least three times.? Hours
  • - Maintain, care for, operate and store equipment in a workshop and on-site under an experienced, competent supervisor at least three times. ? Hours
  • - Maintain, care for and operate machines under an experienced, competent supervisor at least three times? Hours

Module 3: Workshop or on-site cutting and welding processes. 3 Topics 43 Days

  • - Cut and weld mild steel of up to 6 mm thickness to development requirements using hand and power tools and trade related machines at least three times.? Hours
  • - Cut and weld mild and stainless steel up to a 10 mm thickness using hand and power tools and trade related machines at least three times.? Hours
  • - Cut and weld components and structures of mild steel, stainless steel and other materials of unlimited thickness using hand tools, power tools and trade related machinery at least three times. ? Hours

Module 4: Fabrication, assembling and repairing of metal components and structures. 4 Topics 43 Days

  • - Fabricate pipes and simple components at least three times.? Hours
  • - Fabricate structures and plate components at least three times. ? Hours
  • - Fabricate complex systems in the workshop and on-site at least three times. ? Hours
  • - Apply quality procedures and standards in work area at least three times. ? Hours

Module 5: Assembling and erecting processes for structures and components. 9 Topics 34 Days

  • - Assemble simple plates, pipes and structures at least three times? Hours
  • - Assemble and install plates, pipes and structures at least three times? Hours
  • - Assemble and install complex plate and pipe structures and / or systems? Hours
  • - Erect all structures on-site at least three times? Hours
  • - Strip and clean components, structures and vessels for maintenance and repair at least three times? Hours
  • - Maintain, repair, inspect and re-assemble structures and components at least three times.? Hours
  • - Maintain and repair steel work at least three times.? Hours
  • - Maintain and repair pipe work systems at least three times? Hours
  • - Maintain, repair and inspect a vessel at least three times? Hours

Facilitators

  • info@ebmtcacademy.org.za
  • 011 035 3600

Occupational Certificate: Boilermaker

Facilitator: We Are Recruiting

Please contact us for an oppurtunity to join our training team, send your CV to info@ebmtcacademy.org.za or contact 011 035 3600