2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter President
Bruce Fraser, PPD IV
Bruce has over 38 years experience as an industrial designer, piping squad leader, trainer and department manager, including 30 years of piping drafting and design. Bruce spent 3 years as an advisor for the SAIT PPD program and has delivered various presentations to technical students in Calgary. A supporter of SPED since 2011, Bruce was responsible for instituting the SPED training program at a major Calgary EPC which saw over 150 designers and engineers achieve their certification. He aims to continue supporting his fellow pipers by promoting SPED certification and training throughout the Calgary and Edmonton markets, broadening its reach in the Global market.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Treasurer
Kevin Noakes, B.A.Sc., PPD IV
Kevin is a process piping designer and piping squad & project discipline team leader, with over thirty years of experience in industrial and commercial resource production and transportation.
Susan Yu has 13 years mechanical engineering experience in China and 14 years piping design experience in Canada. Since 2006, Susan Yu has been involved in Saudi Aramco Shaybah project, Saudi Aramco Zuluf project, Husky Sunrise Oil Sand, Husky Pikes Peak Oil sand, Kearl expansion, Encana Resthaven gas plant, Encana Pipestone Gas plant, Pembina Pump Stations etc. In these projects, Susan Yu has been doing her roles as Senior piping designer and Checker, Area lead and Design lead. Susan has a wide range of software skills such as SP3D, PDS, PDMS, AVEVA E3D, CADWorx, Microstation, AutoCAD, SmartPlant Review, Naviswork. Susan Yu achieved SPED Level VIII certification in 2012 and has been active since then.
2020-2022 SPED Corporate Member Director At Large
Jacques de Fortier, PPD IV
Jacques de Fortier is a Piping Manager and Piping Designer with more than 30 years of experience and a background in the engineering design sector including the petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas industries, working alongside project management, drilling, offshore and onshore construction, operations, logistic departments as well as design office discipline groups.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Education and Training
Bill has over 38 years experience as a designer including mining, pulp and paper, refinery, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and oil sands experience.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Sponsorships
Chris has over 32 years Western Canada experience with Oil Sands Upstream and Upgrading, Petrochemical, Mining, Pulp and Paper and Steam Plants, Principal Piping Design Lead, Checker and Construction support.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Events
Tony Miletic came to Canada in 1996 from Serbia, where he gained a Diploma for Mechanical Engineer and State Examination License.
In 1997 he established MPD - Miletic Petro Design.Ltd (MPD Ltd.) company specializing in heat tracing systems, EPCM. Over the last 22 years MPD Ltd provided both steam and glycol heat tracing to numerous major projects and clients in Alberta. During the past 22 Years Tony worked on several mega projects in the capacity of Piping Design Lead, Piping Engineering Specialist and Field Engineer.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Promotion
Clarence Wynter, LSCM, PPD IV
Clarence has over 25 years’ experience in piping design with Oil & Gas Pipelines, Oil & Gas surface processing, Upstream Minable Oil Sands, Power Plants, Natural Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment Facilities and Injection Systems.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Treasurer
DONALD R. MILLION, PPD IV
Don has over 36 years’ experience with refinery, upstream arctic oil & gas, petrochemical, special chemical, manufacturing and primary metals industries as Piping Department Manager, Senior & Principal Piping Designer and Discipline Client Lead.
He holds an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Secretary
KEITH HOLTON, PPD IV
Keith has over 38 years’ experience with refinery, chemical, power and steel industries as a Senior Piping Design Lead, 3D Modeling Coordinator.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Vice President
Mike has over 32 years’ of experience with refinery, upstream arctic oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, steel mill, specialty metals, and manufacturing as Piping Coordinator, Principal Checker, Principal Piping Lead, Design Firm owner/operator and Discipline Client Lead. He holds his TWIC certification, FEMA IS-100 & IS-70 certification and NSTC training certification.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter President
JIMMY GARCIA, PPD IV
Jimmy has over 42 years of experience with nuclear power plant, chemical and refinery industries as a Senior & Principal Piping Lead, Project Coordinator and Construction Support Lead. Design Firm owner, operated, manage, recruited staff, established and develop/implemented a document imaging system. He holds FAA license for single engine aircraft.
The October 2019 SPED request for membership votes on bylaw revisions contained comment fields for members to complete if desired. Below are the comments received and accompanying SPED replies. This page will be updated over the next weeks in cases where a response is not immediately available.
Thank you all for your contributions.
Please see attached screencaps indicating the results of the membership vote and comments regarding the 2019 SPED Bylaw revisions.
Plant Information Modelling Using Artificial Intelligence for Process Hazard and Risk Analysis Study
Behrouz Beheshti of the SPED Chapter in Australia has completed his Ph.D thesis entitled "Plant Information Modelling Using Artificial Intelligence for Process Hazard and Risk Analysis Study". It is available for download at https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/75673
The document is a 143 page PDF file.
Well done, Behrouz!