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ERIC Number: ED374313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Pages: 102
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Pipefitting Workbooks.]
Atkinson, Rhonda; And Others
Developed by the ABCs of Construction National Workplace Literacy Project, these seven workbooks are designed to enhance the basic skills of pipefitters. Reading and Solving Basic Pipefitting Problems #1 defines and uses eight basic terms pipefitters need to know, reviews steps a pipefitter must take to identify and solve a simple pipefitting problem, and includes simple problems to find "take out" and welder's gaps. Reading and Solving Basic Pipefitting Problems #2 reviews seven basic terms pipefitters need to know, uses each term while solving 45 pipefitting problems, introduces a five-step method to solve pipefitting problems, and provides practice exercises. Practicing Problem Solving for Pipefitters uses pipes velcroed onto a wall to practice real pipefitter problems, using the five-step method. Exercises are designed to help the worker transfer the method to handling a real-world pipefitting problem. Basic Vocabulary for Pipefitters depicts and explains 11 terms and has a fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Basic Trig for Pipefitters explains right angles, teaches the worker how to "see" one in pipe elbows, reviews what the sides of a triangle are called, practices how to see them in a pipe elbow, shows the worker how to use a trigonometry chart to find tangents, and includes practice exercises. Reading and Solving Pipefitter Take Out Problems shows what a "take out" is, provides exercises on finding one, shows how to read "The Pipefitters Blue Book" to find tangents, and provides practice exercises. Reading and Solving Basic Pipefitting Problems # 3 introduces four steps to solve simple offset problems when the elbows are not 45 or 90 degrees and provides simple offset examples and problems. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, LA.; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA. Pelican Chapter.; East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, LA.