A Montreal Chapter Event was held downtown on June 7 to introduce local pipers to SPED
2022-2024 SPED Calgary Chapter President
Clarence Wynter, PPD IV
Clarence has over 35 years’ experience as an industrial designer, piping squad leader, Project Management, and field technical support, including 30 years of piping drafting and design.
Clarence spent 5 years as an Evaluator for the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) PPD programs and has delivered various presentations to technical writeups on site safety and technical support in the BIC magazine in Huston Texas.
A supporter of Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) since 2010, Clarence has been instrumental in supporting SPED Calgary as a supporting arm for piping designers. Due to the industry downturn. He aims to continue supporting his fellow pipers to generate a narrative to support the junior and intermediate pipers by having conversations on zoom forums sharing experience piping designers knowledge promoting SPED and SPED certification programs giving strength to the craft supporting designers throughout the Calgary and Edmonton markets.
Aligning SPED international communities collaborating with SPED Chapters broadening its reach in the Global market highlighting the integrity meeting industries standards.
2022-2024 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.
2022-2024 SPED Calgary Chapter Secretary
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 VI certification in 2012 and has been active since then.
2022-2024 SPED Calgary Chapter Director at Large
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.
2022-2024 SPED Calgary Chapter Director at Large
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.
ESIEM is an important employment fair in Seville, Spain, Europe
The event took place on March 30, 2022
This conference provides an ideal setting to begin fruitful relationships between the working world and engineering students in their final year or recent engineering graduates. Participating companies can make offers of employment, provide internships, or simply provide information on how they carry out their work and what that work entails in order to help students in their future careers.
The list of exhibitors were relevant, with companies like: Airbus, Accenture, etc.
SPED shared a stand with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of the United Kingdom and the Industrial Engineering Institution of Spain.
During the fair, students visited our stand and asked about SPED.
Other companies like EMASESA visited us, like this funny character
SPED Bundle Including PPD Certification
Back by popular demand - SPED is offering a bundle price for either one of its three online courses, Piper Bootcamp, Process Plant Layout or Level II QA. For the price of one of the courses - $1400.00 plus membership, both the course, PPD Certification and application is included. This is a US$300 plus savings.
SPED New Level II QA Course – Limited Special Offer – Valid until June 30, 2022.
New Students with 4 years of acceptable experience can take both PBC Level I and Quality Assurance Level II video course in sequence for a combined bundle price of $2400 as well as PPD Certification Levels I & 2
Past Graduates of SPED online courses with 4 years of acceptable experience can take the Level II course for $1,000 until June 30, 2022
Full Scope Piping Management Using HVECs
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