Train Employees to Install & Re-Pack PLIDCO® Products

PLIDCO® offers a fee-based OQ training program, which conforms with DOT requirements, to certify personnel to install PLIDCO® pipeline repair products. Each product training program takes approximately 3 hours and class size is limited to a maximum of 20 people. Certification is available for Split+Sleeve, Weld+Ends®, Smith+ClampTM, and the Flange+Repair Ring. Choose one or choose them all.

The ASME B31Q-2006 courses covers the following:

  • Step-by-step explanation of the installation instructions.
  • Detailed power point presentation.
  • Live demonstration on installing a product on a pressurized test stand.
  • Hands-on training allowing participants to become comfortable
  • Review of the DOT Learn Modules to prepare for the exam. in a controlled environment.
  • Question and answer session. – Written exam and certificate.


PLIDCO® has over 60 years of experience in the pipeline repair and maintenance industry. Let us help train you to safely repair leaks with the highest quality repair fittings on the market. Together we can continue to make hazardous piping safer. Contact a PLIDCO® representative for information on pricing and to schedule an operator qualification training course.

Re-Packing Class

Packing material, that is used to create the seal in PLIDCO® fittings must be replaced, depending upon how long it has been stored or after it has been used and removed from the line. It also may need to be replaced if the fitting was purchased with one type of packing but it has been determined that another would be better suited for the application. Maintenance personnel should be properly trained by PLIDCO® staff before changing the packing.

The course covers the following:

  • Testing the packing to determine if it needs replaced.
  • Relieving the GirderRing.
  • Removing the packing.
  • Inspecting grooves for corrosion, deburr sharp edges.
  • Inspecting welds on GirderRings for cracking.
  • The basics of determining the right packing per application.
  • Inserting new packing and cutting to proper length.
  • Bending the GirderRing back down to retain the packing.
  • Inspecting the joints where circumferential and longitudinal packings meet.