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

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

Use available marketing material such as Vulcathene catalogue for detailed informationYou can also find useful information on the Company websiteFor specific detail refer to Company Vulcathene Specialists:Mr Walter WadeMr 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    What are the standard lengths of Vulcathene piping
    • A. 

      4 Meters

    • B. 

      5 metres

    • C. 

      6metres

    • D. 

      1 meter

  • 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

  • 6. 
    There is only one jointing system to join 152 mm piping in Vulcathene. What system is that
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Enfusion

    • C. 

      ElectroGlue

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    What material is Vulcathene piping, and fittings made of
    • A. 

      Special PVC Chem+ chemical resistant PVC

    • B. 

      Borosillicate

    • C. 

      Polypropylene

  • 11. 
    What temperature can Vulcathene pipes and fittings withstand
    • A. 

      50deg C.

    • B. 

      100 degrees C.

    • C. 

      150deg C

  • 12. 
    Can Vulcathene be used for all chemicals?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 22. 
    Vulcathene product costs are directly affected by the exchange rate of the Rand to the British Pound
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 24. 
    Vulcathene products ordered by customers can be returned to us for credit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

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