Pipe Fitting Challenge (DVGW / rbv)

The Pipe Fitting Challenge held by the Pipeline Construction Association (RBV)and the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) focuses on the generation of new talent. Due to the skills shortage, increasingly specialized sectors are now competing with each other for capable young talent. The Pipe Fitting Challenge presents the advantages and potential of the pipeline construction sector on the platform provided by the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management.

The sporting competition offers participants and visitors insights into the varied and interesting professions in pipeline construction. It clearly shows how attractive the job profiles and how exciting the activities in pipe fitting are. This field of activity is a promising alternative and a future-proof choice with excellent development options for every young person now choosing a career.

For young people who are about to choose a career, it is a chance to learn about the job profiles and career opportunities of the industry. This competition clearly highlights just how attractive the job profiles are and how exciting the work involved in pipeline construction is.

The challenge

In the Pipe Fitting Challenge, teams from pipeline construction companies, training institutions, and network operators from Germany and abroad compete in their profession: Alongside trained professionals and managers, aspiring specialists from the pipeline construction sector also had the chance to show off their skills to a wide audience.

The competition was divided into three categories: Apprentices, professionals and managers. The challenge therefore shows how technical expertise, modern materials, and innovative laying techniques are intertwined in practice on a pipeline construction site.

In a practical way, the challenge demonstrates how technical expertise, modern materials and innovative piping techniques intertwine on a pipeline construction site.

The tasks of the Pipe Fitting Challenge

The focus is on practical relevance: the task is to build a water distribution system from cast iron and PE pipes and to fit a repair clamp with a flange connection on a pipe system. The performance of the teams, which have three members each, is examined by skilled and independent referees.

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In the pipeline: the film on the industry.

The film provides a taster of the output volume of the industry. The task fields and the activities of the specialists in the pipe construction sector are impressively demonstrated in various film clips.

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