IKO Polymeric Field Engineers all have extensive on site installation experience. Each Field Engineer has his own territory and is available for technical support as well as interim and site inspections for guarantee purposes.
All Field Engineers share the duty of training at our purpose built training centre at our Single Ply manufacturing premises in Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
For inexperienced trainees, a three day PVC Armourplan course is given covering all aspects of installation. The full product range consisting of membranes and accessories including outlets, fixings, washers, bars, adhesives, VCl’s, trims and termination products are covered during this course.
Membrane preparation procedure is explained as well as our purpose manufactured cleaning products to make the PVC membrane installation problem-free.
The use of IKO Polimar UV is demonstrated as an easy option for awkward details that would normally require costly and time consuming boxing out and alterations. This can be used in conduction with both PVC Armourplan and Spectraplan TPE with the appropriate primer.
Our experienced Field Engineers will then demonstrates standard seam welding, corners, pipes and basic techniques.
Each trainee will then practice these at their individually bench with tools and rigs to assist.
With the Field Engineer in attendance, support is given on each detail over the three days and the trainees are assessed.
With demonstrations of applications including an automatic welder training and demonstration, the course is completed with a questionnaire.
A pocket sized fitter’s hand book is issued containing all aspects included in the training to consult for any reminders required.
If enough knowledge has been achieved and the trainee passes, an intermediate installer’s card will be issued. The trainee will then be assessed during the course of the next twelve months on his applications to satisfy the visiting Field Engineer that a full approved fitter’s card can be issued. This will be valid for three years and renewed on request if Armourplan applications within that period are to an expected standard.
For fitters with experience with other membranes similar to Armourplan, we feel that a three day course is not required. If they possess the relevant skills we can “convert” them with a one day course to introduce them to the IKO products and installation techniques that are different to products they have previously installed and trained for. On passing this, an approved fitter’s card can be issued.
IKO Spectraplan TPE is our alternative to IKO Armourplan PVC single ply membrane. IKO Spectraplan is an environmental friendly single ply membrane that can be used in all requirements as well as green and brown roof installations.
Installation and detailing are generally the same as Armourplan PVC. The Spectraplan has higher polymer content than PVC membranes and requires an adjusted view when welding and installing. IKO Armourplan trained fitters can attend to a Spectraplan conversion course to familiarise themselves with the products and welding techniques which are slightly different than PVC. This is a half day training schedule that can be carried out by one of the IKO experienced Field Engineers either at Clay Cross training centre or the contractors’ premises.
Unlike PVC, Spectraplan gives off no fumes or smoke when welded so welding can then be carried out indoors, if outdoor facilities are not available.
Training can be given if required for the use of our Sprayfast canister adhesives or our Polimar UV in the use in conjunction with complex detailing.
Any other training requirements can be catered for and the IKO Field Engineers will be more than happy to assist. Any additional unscheduled site visits can be requested for site support from our Field Engineers to help with any issues.
IKO Polymeric knows the importance of training, not only to keep the installation of our products to remain a high standard, but for the integrity of the Single Ply industry in a whole.