Louisville Chapter Meeting
The next next Chapter meeting is 10/10/19 at 12:00 EST at C&I Engineering in Louisville, KY. The presentation will be regarding Modular Boiler systems by Kyle Browning with Blackmore & Glunt.
SPED Calgary Event
11 September 2019
SOCIETY OF PIPING ENGINEERS & DESIGNERS
President: Kevin Noakes – PPD Level IV
Executive Director: William Beazley – Ph.D
Please join the Society of Piping Engineers & Designers for a SPED Calgary Chapter Meeting
Dr. Bill Beazley, SPED Executive Director, will be coming from Houston to provide the inaugural keynote speaker presentation on his observations of the future state of the engineering industry in North America… as it relates to piping engineering and design.
Interested Pipers Welcome
September 11, 2019 - 5:30-8:00 PM
Speaker: William G. Beazley, PhD
Topic: The State of the Piping Profession
Followed by Discussion
Location: Paper St. Food & Drink @ #102 630 8th Ave. SW, downstairs in the private meeting room
Dr. Beazley will give an overview of the current market for Piping Designers and Engineers. Each Job market is different and driven by local, national and international consideration. Although offshoring is here to stay, it has failed in several important areas that matter to local piping professionals. Dr. Beazley will review what seems to be happening worldwide, followed by a discussion of conditions in Calgary. Dr. Beazley will also discuss the SPED initiative for PPD Level II - Piping Assurance. The goal is to help pipers formulate smart career strategies.
Dr. Beazley is SPED’s Executive Director and Author of the SPED Training Videos
Come join the discussion with your fellow pipers!
PPD PDU Certificates will be emailed to all attendees that sign-in when they arrive. Refreshments and food will be provided.
Albert C. Worth
APRIL 12, 1947 ~ JUNE 15, 2019 (AGE 72)
For those who do not already know, Al Worth passed away. Al was a long time SPED member, PPD Level IV Piper and former SPED Director. On the board, Al was particularly interested in the continuing development of the Professional Piping Design (PPD) certification program. Al was instrumental in developing SPED’s RP-001, Recommended Practice for Assessing Piping Designer Baseline Skills and Competencies. He was one of the founding members of SPED’s PPD Advisory Committee (PPDAC).
Al will be sorely missed,
William G Beazley, PhD, PE
Hargrove Mechanical / Piping Specialist III - Houston
Education: Associate degree in Engineering Technology or Computer-Aided Drafting is required.
Certification: SPED (Society of Piping Engineers and Designers) Certification is preferred.
Experience: This position requires 20 or more years of relevant industrial experience in mechanical/piping drafting and design.
Generally responsible for supervision and technical direction over a team of designers when functioning as a lead designer. As lead designer, responsibilities will include total delivery of the mechanical and piping deliverables and services on time, within performance budget and meeting quality expectations. Duties may include performing advanced design work serving as a technical specialist for a complex design assignment. This level requires extensive progressive experience in mechanical and piping design and involves utilization of project controls for cost, schedule and quality of projects. This work will be performed under minimal supervision.
SPED Announces Plans for New Course on Piping Design Quality Assurance
Course is Preparation for PPD Level II Certification
SPED has announced plans for a course on Piping Design Quality Assurance. The new course will prepare pipers to take the Profession Piping Design (PPD) Certification Exam for Level II. The course will be developed under the direction of the SPED PPD Advisory Committee (PPDAC) with review and input from SPED individual and Corporate Members. The course will be offered online with the video segments available for license.
Design Quality Improvement – Bulletin 03 4/29/19 Prepared by – Todd Sisti, PE
Orifice Plate Flow Meter Piping Requirements
Improper installation of Orifice Plate Flow Meters will cause errors in flow readings.
This document is written to address Orifice Plate type flow meter piping. There are numerous types of flow meters that all have different requirements for piping installation. The designer should always consult the Instrument Engineer or Manufactures literature on final installation requirements for any Flow Meter. With that being said; there are still some practical design applications within this document that could apply to many flow meter types.