Figure 1 SPED at Hatch Gurgaon India

SPED at Hatch, Gurgaon, India


SPED did an outreach presentation at Hatch’s design office in Gurgaon, India. The topic was Pipe Route QA, Tips and Tricks, a popular topic covering some lessons learned in developing SPED Piping QA training course.

23 Pipers attended the presentation. Hatch is a SPED Global Member and uses its training videos world-wide.

Figure 2 SPED at Babcock Power Thailand

SPED at Babcock Power (Thailand)


SPED did an outreach presentation at Babcock Power ’s design office in Bangkok, Thailand. The topic was Pipe Route QA, Tips and Tricks, a popular topic covering some lessons learned in developing SPED Piping QA training course. 11 Pipers attended the presentation.


Babcock Power has many offices worldwide. SPED was invited to present by PPD Level IV piper Keith Holton of Vogt Power International, Louisville, KY.

Figure 3 SPED at PPNS Surabaya Indonesia

SPED at PPNS, Surabaya, Indonesia

SPED conducted a Review and Test (R&T) at Surabaya Shipbuilding State Polytechnics (PPNS). The majority of the upper class in the Piping Engineering Study Program, over 100 students attended the review. The next day, about 88 students took and passed the PPD Level I exam and received their certification.

The Piping Engineering Study Program is the largest Piping Engineering program in the world, with most of its graduates finding employment in the shipbuilding industry.

Figure 4 SPED with Carlos Nevis of the Ordem dos Engenheiros Portugal

SPED with Carlos Neves of the Ordem dos Engenheiros, Portugal

 AlbCarloserto Sousa Duarte Neves meets William Beazley at Porto Airport Portugal. (Neves was returning from meetings in South America, while Bill was returning home to Houston.) Carlos Neves is the President of the Division of Mechanical Engineering of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portuguese Institution of Engineers). They discussed possible areas of cooperation with SPED’s Spanish Chapter and the Ordem dos Engenheiros. Both are part of the expanding synergy between the Iberian Peninsula and South America.