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Certifier Credentials

​ASTAR has assembled a plastic fusion certification team (Bilingual-Spanish) to ensure your employees are qualified/certified to complete plastic fusion operations.  Our certifiers have completed the industry required training such as:

  • Georg Fischer

  • McElroy

  • MT Deason 

Operator Certifications & Qualifications

Plastic fusion evaluations/certifications give Operators the ability to ensure all contractors working on their pipeline system are fully capable of installing and maintaining plastic piping according to their specific standards and specifications. 

Currently we are authorized to certify contractor employees for:


  • OneGas (Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas) (Qualification, Training and Certification)

  • Atmos Energy (Qualification, Certification, and 3-day Training Course)

  • CenterPoint Energy (Qualification, Certification, and 1-day Training Course)

  • NiSource (Qualification and Training)


Our certifiers are well versed in plastic fusion regulations and procedures utilizing the newest available fusion technologies and equipment.  We are available to train, evaluate and/or certify your personnel in the following fusions areas:

  • Butt fusion (including hydraulic)

  • Saddle/Sidewall fusion

  • Socket fusion

  • Electrofusion

  • Fusion visual inspection

  • Mechanical fittings (stab and compression couplings)

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Also included:

We also offer instructor-led training for all fusion types listed above upon request.  

Contact our our scheduling department for more information:

What Our Clients Say

Plastic Fusion

Joining plastic piping requires skillful application of qualified procedures and the use of proper materials and equipment in good condition. Joints should be made by personnel who are qualified in the written procedures required for the type of joint involved

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Joe Hirst, Regional Technical Trainer

"We have utilized ASTAR as a third-party qualification company for the past few years.  There have been many spur of the moment jobs that we have needed to quickly get our guys qualified for. 


ASTAR has always come through for us and had an evaluator at our shop within a day of our needs. They are a top-class company, and their evaluators know the tasks and processes for all the major operators. 


In dealing with their schedulers and evaluators, I have had nothing, but amazing customer service and they have always been very professional and helpful!"

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