Following the successful Queensland Mains Tapping competition held last year in Logan, WIOA in conjunction with qldwater are thrilled to announce the QLD Mains Tapping Competition will again be conducted as part of this year’s Queensland conference.
Register your team now (limited to 16 teams)
Register your team by email before Friday 17 May to email@example.com with:
- A “clean” name for your team (which includes the organisation you are representing)
- The names of the 2 competitors, and contact details
- The name and contact details of your approving authority
- Details of your preferred charity.
- Travel and accommodation to and from the event is the responsibility of the entrants/ their employers.
- Spots will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Entries will close on Friday 17 May.
The winning team will get their names on the impressive perpetual trophy and the opportunity to nominate a local charity to receive a donation, kindly donated by competition sponsor Reece Civil.
Mains Tapping Competition Rules
- Two person teams compete in time trials consisting of two teams competing at a time. (maximum of 8 rounds to be held)
- Each team prior to the start of the timed competition a safe work method statement is to be completed by each team and reviewed by the judge.
- Each team member must wear appropriate PPE. (Long sleeves, long trousers, gloves, safety glasses)
- Each team is supplied with the necessary tools and fittings to complete a 20mm water tapping on a 100mm DICL pipe, including a length of water service and stop valve.
- The teams will carry out an under pressure tapping through a TPFNR and connect length of poly pipe and a ball valve.
- It is up to the team members to check all tools and fittings are working prior to competition. Equipment failure is deemed the fault of competitors.
- A starting whistle will sound and the competitors may start the process of tapping the water main.
- The time keepers will time the competitors using stop watches (one for each team).
- The 2 man team install the tapping band and ferrule on the 100mm pipe, tap the water main, install 1 metre of poly pipe and install a ball valve on the end of the poly. When completed the ball vale is turned off.
- When a team has finished they must turn water off at ball valve and return all tools to the tool box shut the lid and hold up their hand, the time will be stopped.
- The tapping will be inspected for leaks, if no leaks occur the time is recorded:
- Penalties for faulty tapping’s:
- Leak on service connection
- Tapping not through pipe wall
- No water from service
- All tools not in box
- When the tapping is complete and inspected the winning time will be recorded, the fastest time recorded on the day will be announced the competition winner.
- The tapping will be on a pressurised section of 100mm DICL pipe, set up on a stand, and pressurised from a water tank or supply.
- Tapping must be completed without electrical or pneumatic tools or devices.
- The following tools and fittings will be supplied on the day. A tapping machine tool box inside is:
- 1 x 100mm (gun metal) tapping band
- 1 x 20mm bonnet ferrule cock
- 1 Metre of 25mm od poly pipe
- 1 X 20mm ball valve.
- 1 tapping machine with new drill bit
- 1 ring/open end spanner
- 1 wooden paddle
- 1 roll of thread tape
- 1 x 20mm dia brass bend
- 1 x 20mm dia female to male poly joiner
- 1 x 20mm dia male poly joiner (if required)
For more information, please contact Craig Mathisen at WIOA on 03 5821 6744, mobile 0457 846 008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org