Parker Group: Staff Competency - Product Group: Vulcathene Quick Test

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Parker Group: Staff Competency - Product Group: Vulcathene Quick Test - Quiz

Use available marketing material such as Vulcathene catalogue for detailed information
You can also find useful information on the Company website
For specific detail refer to Company Vulcathene Specialists:
Mr Walter Wade
Mr Willem vd Heuwel


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Vulcathene product range

    • A.

      A very specialised chemical drainage system mainly used in laboratories and other applications where there needs to be the safe disposal of chemicals and waste after use as they cannot just be disposed of into the sewer system

    • B.

      A general piping system that can be used in many applications including general plumbing in a house

    • C.

      A range of pipe fittings that can be connected to any type of pipe for use in laboratories and similar applications

    Correct Answer
    A. A very specialised chemical drainage system mainly used in laboratories and other applications where there needs to be the safe disposal of chemicals and waste after use as they cannot just be disposed of into the sewer system
    Explanation
    The Vulcathene product range is a very specialised chemical drainage system that is primarily used in laboratories and other applications where there is a need for the safe disposal of chemicals and waste. These chemicals cannot be disposed of into the sewer system, so the Vulcathene system provides a solution for their proper disposal. It is specifically designed for this purpose and is not a general piping system or a range of pipe fittings that can be used in various applications.

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  • 2. 

    Where does it start, and where does it end

    • A.

      Starts at the water mains outside the building

    • B.

      It starts from the laboratory sink, drip cup, or fume cupboard and ends at the manhole, or septic tank

    • C.

      Starts at the laboratory tap

    • D.

      Ends at the sink

    Correct Answer
    B. It starts from the laboratory sink, drip cup, or fume cupboard and ends at the manhole, or septic tank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the plumbing system starts from the laboratory sink, drip cup, or fume cupboard and ends at the manhole, or septic tank. This suggests that the plumbing system in question is specifically referring to the system within a laboratory building, rather than a general plumbing system. The starting point is where the water is used within the laboratory, such as the sink or fume cupboard, and the end point is where the waste water is disposed of, such as the manhole or septic tank.

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  • 3. 

    Why do we use Chemical Dilution traps

    • A.

      To store chemicals after use in the laboratory

    • B.

      To trap any unsafe chemicals in preperation for diposal

    • C.

      To dilute the Chemicals and weaken their strength

    Correct Answer
    C. To dilute the Chemicals and weaken their strength
    Explanation
    Chemical dilution traps are used to dilute chemicals and weaken their strength. This is important in laboratory settings because it helps to reduce the risk of accidents or harmful reactions. Diluting chemicals can make them less potent and less likely to cause harm if spilled or mishandled. Additionally, dilution can also make it easier to dispose of chemicals safely, as they may be less hazardous in their diluted form. Therefore, chemical dilution traps serve as a safety measure to protect individuals and the environment from the potential dangers of concentrated chemicals.

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  • 4. 

    What are the standard lengths of Vulcathene piping

    • A.

      4 Meters

    • B.

      5 metres

    • C.

      6metres

    • D.

      1 meter

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 Meters
    Explanation
    The standard length of Vulcathene piping is 4 meters.

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  • 5. 

    What 2 systems are used to join Vulcathene Pipes to their fittings

    • A.

      Mechanical jointing system (uses a fiiting with a cap nut to connect the pipe to the fitting)

    • B.

      ElectroGlue System - uses an electric glue gun to weld the pipe to the fitting

    • C.

      Enfusion system which uses special electrical heating equipment to melt the pipe and fitting edges at the same time to electro weld them (or fuse them) together

    • D.

      Solvent weld jointing using special Vulcathene solvent (similar to PVC weld) - easy to use and strong and works on polyprop material

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Mechanical jointing system (uses a fiiting with a cap nut to connect the pipe to the fitting)
    C. Enfusion system which uses special electrical heating equipment to melt the pipe and fitting edges at the same time to electro weld them (or fuse them) together
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the two systems used to join Vulcathene Pipes to their fittings are the Mechanical jointing system and the Enfusion system. The Mechanical jointing system involves using a fitting with a cap nut to connect the pipe to the fitting. On the other hand, the Enfusion system utilizes special electrical heating equipment to melt the pipe and fitting edges simultaneously, resulting in an electro weld or fusion between them.

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  • 6. 

    There is only one jointing system to join 152 mm piping in Vulcathene. What system is that

    • A.

      Mechanical

    • B.

      Enfusion

    • C.

      ElectroGlue

    Correct Answer
    B. Enfusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Enfusion. Enfusion is the only jointing system available to join 152 mm piping in Vulcathene. This suggests that Enfusion is the preferred and recommended method for joining this specific size of piping in the Vulcathene system.

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  • 7. 

    Can we use other types of piping to join onto Vulcathene

    • A.

      Yes, any standard PVC pipe is suitable to the Vulcathene system

    • B.

      It depends on the pipe material

    • C.

      No. Definitely not. That is why Vulcathene is not a standard fitting

    Correct Answer
    C. No. Definitely not. That is why Vulcathene is not a standard fitting
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that we cannot use other types of piping to join onto Vulcathene. This is the reason why Vulcathene is not considered a standard fitting. Using any standard PVC pipe with Vulcathene is not suitable.

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  • 8. 

    What 4 sizes of piping is used to join Vulcathene to mechanical fittings

    • A.

      110mm

    • B.

      38mm

    • C.

      51mm

    • D.

      76mm

    • E.

      102mm

    • F.

      15mm

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. 38mm
    C. 51mm
    D. 76mm
    E. 102mm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 38mm, 51mm, 76mm, and 102mm. These sizes of piping are used to join Vulcathene to mechanical fittings. This means that when connecting Vulcathene pipes to mechanical fittings, these specific sizes of piping should be used.

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  • 9. 

    If we used PVC piping in a Laboratory – what would probably happen

    • A.

      It would corrode due to the harsh chemicals used in a Laboratory and leak. Such leaks cause a lot of damage and endanger users safety

    • B.

      Nothing. PVC is the correct pipe to use with the Vulcathene system

    • C.

      It depends on whether it was installed correctly. When PVC is correctly installed as part of the Vulcathene system it is very safe

    Correct Answer
    A. It would corrode due to the harsh chemicals used in a Laboratory and leak. Such leaks cause a lot of damage and endanger users safety
    Explanation
    PVC piping is not compatible with harsh chemicals used in a laboratory, which can cause corrosion and leaks. These leaks can lead to significant damage and pose a safety risk to users. Therefore, using PVC piping in a laboratory setting is not recommended.

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  • 10. 

    What material is Vulcathene piping, and fittings made of

    • A.

      Special PVC Chem+ chemical resistant PVC

    • B.

      Borosillicate

    • C.

      Polypropylene

    Correct Answer
    C. Polypropylene
    Explanation
    Vulcathene piping and fittings are made of polypropylene. Polypropylene is a type of plastic that is known for its chemical resistance and durability. It is commonly used in applications where there is a need for resistance against corrosive chemicals. Polypropylene is lightweight, easy to install, and has a long lifespan, making it an ideal material for piping and fittings in industrial and laboratory settings.

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  • 11. 

    What temperature can Vulcathene pipes and fittings withstand

    • A.

      50deg C.

    • B.

      100 degrees C.

    • C.

      150deg C

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 degrees C.
    Explanation
    Vulcathene pipes and fittings can withstand a maximum temperature of 100 degrees Celsius.

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  • 12. 

    Can Vulcathene be used for all chemicals?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Vulcathene cannot be used for all chemicals because it is specifically designed for use with acids, alkalis, and solvents. It is not suitable for use with certain chemicals such as strong oxidizing agents or hydrocarbons. Therefore, the correct answer is "No" as Vulcathene cannot be used for all chemicals.

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  • 13. 

    Where do we use Borosilicate glass Anti Syphon bottle traps, and why

    • A.

      All drip cups should be fitted with glass base bottle traps. Because highly concentrated Chemicals from Test tubes are usually discharged into Drip cups

    • B.

      The Vulcathene system only has this type of bottle trap so it is used everywhere

    Correct Answer
    A. All drip cups should be fitted with glass base bottle traps. Because highly concentrated Chemicals from Test tubes are usually discharged into Drip cups
    Explanation
    Glass base bottle traps are used in drip cups because they can handle the discharge of highly concentrated chemicals from test tubes. The glass material is resistant to corrosion and can withstand the harsh chemicals without deteriorating. This ensures that the chemicals are safely contained and do not cause any damage or contamination. Additionally, glass base bottle traps are commonly used in the Vulcathene system, making them a suitable choice for all drip cups.

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  • 14. 

    What is a Vertical Stack

    • A.

      Stacks are used to discharge Chemical drainage from several floors. In other words each floor is discharging into one common downpipe known as a stack

    • B.

      It is a stack of pipes at the water inlet in a laboratory where the pipes are verticlly alighned to get a higher water flow rate

    Correct Answer
    A. Stacks are used to discharge Chemical drainage from several floors. In other words each floor is discharging into one common downpipe known as a stack
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that stacks are used to discharge chemical drainage from several floors. In other words, each floor is discharging into one common downpipe known as a stack. This means that all the waste from multiple floors is collected and directed into a single pipe for proper disposal or treatment.

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  • 15. 

    What is an Air Admittance valve and where is it fitted

    • A.

      In a laboratory the lab must be able to ensure good airflow to dispose of chemical fumes. An air admittance valve is fitted to the wall to allow this from outside air

    • B.

      On the top of a stack about 1 meter above the first discharge fitting. It allows air to be drawn into the stack for anti syphon reasons

    Correct Answer
    B. On the top of a stack about 1 meter above the first discharge fitting. It allows air to be drawn into the stack for anti syphon reasons
    Explanation
    An air admittance valve is a device that is fitted on the top of a stack, positioned about 1 meter above the first discharge fitting. Its purpose is to allow air to be drawn into the stack in order to prevent siphoning. This is important in a laboratory setting where good airflow is necessary to dispose of chemical fumes. By allowing air to enter the stack, the valve prevents a vacuum from forming, which could lead to the backflow of gases or liquids.

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  • 16. 

    What is a Thermal Stress relief unit

    • A.

      A fitting which allows a stack to expand, and contract with the variation of temperatures

    • B.

      A fitting which allows a borosilicate bottle trap expand, and contract with the variation of temperatures as chemicals are drained

    • C.

      A fitting which allows vulcathene pipe to expand btwewwn the basin waste and before it reaches the bottle trap , and contract with the variation of temperatures

    Correct Answer
    A. A fitting which allows a stack to expand, and contract with the variation of temperatures
    Explanation
    A thermal stress relief unit is a fitting that accommodates the expansion and contraction of a stack due to temperature changes. This is important because when materials are subjected to temperature variations, they tend to expand or contract. If there is no allowance for this movement, it can lead to stress and potential damage to the stack. Therefore, a thermal stress relief unit is designed to provide flexibility and prevent any negative effects caused by thermal expansion and contraction.

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  • 17. 

    Why would we use a trapped floor gully

    • A.

      Never used in a laboratory environment

    • B.

      Sometimes gullies are not used. However if they are we can use them to further dilute the Chemicals to the Manhole or particularly to Septic tanks

    Correct Answer
    B. Sometimes gullies are not used. However if they are we can use them to further dilute the Chemicals to the Manhole or particularly to Septic tanks
    Explanation
    Trapped floor gullies are used to prevent foul odors and gases from entering a building through the drainage system. They have a water seal that traps the gases and prevents them from escaping into the building. In a laboratory environment, where there might be hazardous chemicals and gases, trapped floor gullies are not used to avoid diluting the chemicals and potentially causing harm. However, in other environments where gullies are used, they can be utilized to further dilute chemicals before they reach the manhole or septic tanks.

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  • 18. 

    What is the purpose of an Emergency shower in a Laboratory

    • A.

      In the event of Chemicals being splashed onto A Laboratory technician it is essential that such a person is immediately placed under such a shower to dilute the Chemicals immediatelyto prevent bodily harm

    • B.

      A spare shower in case the main bathroom facilitry showers do not work

    • C.

      There is no such thing as an emergency shower

    Correct Answer
    A. In the event of Chemicals being splashed onto A Laboratory technician it is essential that such a person is immediately placed under such a shower to dilute the Chemicals immediatelyto prevent bodily harm
    Explanation
    The purpose of an emergency shower in a laboratory is to immediately dilute and wash off any chemicals that may have splashed onto a laboratory technician. This is crucial in order to prevent bodily harm and minimize the potential damage caused by the chemicals.

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  • 19. 

    What is the purpose of an Emergency eye wash

    • A.

      To rinse eyes before putting on laboratory clothes and helmet to ensure no contamination is atken into the labortaory from outside

    • B.

      There is no such thing as an emergency eye wash

    • C.

      Any Chemicals accidently splashed onto a persons face must be washed out immediatelyFor dilution purposes to prevent damage to the eyes

    Correct Answer
    C. Any Chemicals accidently splashed onto a persons face must be washed out immediatelyFor dilution purposes to prevent damage to the eyes
    Explanation
    Emergency eye wash stations are used to quickly rinse any chemicals that may have accidentally splashed onto a person's face. The purpose is to wash out the chemicals immediately in order to prevent damage to the eyes. Chemicals can be harmful and cause severe damage if left on the skin or in the eyes for too long. Therefore, having an emergency eye wash station readily available allows for prompt treatment and dilution of the chemicals to minimize potential harm.

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  • 20. 

    If you need specialist advice regarding Vulcathene in order to assist a customer, which staff are approved to give specialist advice?

    • A.

      Mr Grant Crookes

    • B.

      Mr Willem vd Heuwel

    • C.

      Mrs Tokkie Supra

    • D.

      Mr Walter Wade

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Mr Grant Crookes
    B. Mr Willem vd Heuwel
    D. Mr Walter Wade
    Explanation
    The approved staff members who are able to give specialist advice regarding Vulcathene are Mr Grant Crookes, Mr Willem vd Heuwel, and Mr Walter Wade.

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  • 21. 

    When pricing Vulcathene for a customer, a sales representative of the Company can do the following

    • A.

      Has full authority to determine pricing

    • B.

      Can select from five discounts as he/she decides

    • C.

      Has no authority to determine pricing which is set via a standard price list and discount structure

    • D.

      If required can refer a pricing issue to Management for further action

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Has no authority to determine pricing which is set via a standard price list and discount structure
    D. If required can refer a pricing issue to Management for further action
    Explanation
    The sales representative does not have the authority to determine pricing for Vulcathene. Instead, pricing is set through a standard price list and discount structure. However, if there is a pricing issue that needs to be addressed, the representative can refer it to management for further action. This means that the representative can escalate the matter to higher authorities if necessary, but they cannot independently make pricing decisions.

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  • 22. 

    Vulcathene product costs are directly affected by the exchange rate of the Rand to the British Pound

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Vulcathene is a product that is traded between South Africa (where the Rand is the currency) and the United Kingdom (where the British Pound is the currency). Therefore, any fluctuations in the exchange rate between the two currencies will directly impact the cost of Vulcathene products. If the Rand weakens against the British Pound, the cost of Vulcathene products will increase, and if the Rand strengthens against the British Pound, the cost will decrease.

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  • 23. 

    In South Africa, which competitor are you most likley to find competition from in this product category

    • A.

      Dutton Plastics

    • B.

      Wirquin

    • C.

      Geberit

    • D.

      Marley Piping Systems

    Correct Answer
    C. Geberit
    Explanation
    Geberit is the most likely competitor in the product category in South Africa because it is a well-known and established brand in the plumbing and piping industry. They offer a wide range of high-quality products and have a strong presence in the market. Additionally, Geberit has a reputation for innovation and reliability, making them a formidable competitor for other companies in the industry.

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  • 24. 

    Vulcathene products ordered by customers can be returned to us for credit

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False - because Vulcathene products are very specialised in their use it is not easy for us to re-sell returned products to other markets. Also, Durapipe, the supplier in the United Kingdom does not allow us to return product to them. Because of these issues, no Vulcathene products may be returned for credit and neither can offical customer orders be cancelled

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  • 25. 

    When invoicing Vulcathene products to a customer, from which Company must the invoice be generated:

    • A.

      Pennyware Distributors

    • B.

      Parker

    • C.

      Vulcathene SA

    • D.

      BuildSaver

    Correct Answer
    C. Vulcathene SA
    Explanation
    All Vulcathene products invoiced to customers must be invoiced from the Vulcathene SA Company. NOT Pennyware

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  • 26. 

    Does Vulcathene SA have a direct competitor that also imports and distributes Vulcathene products? If so what is the competitor name?

    • A.

      None. We are the only supplier via Vulcathene SA

    • B.

      Geberit

    • C.

      Vultex Labline

    • D.

      Specialised Pipe Systmes Inc

    Correct Answer
    C. Vultex Labline
    Explanation
    Vultex Labline is the competitor that also imports and distributes Vulcathene products.

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