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SPED Website Memberships and Renewals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bowers   
Friday, 29 July 2016 08:23

Please be advised that the SPED website is being updated. As a result, visitors wishing to sign up for membership, renew their membership or renew their PPD certification may experience difficulties.


Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any matters related to membership or PPD certification.

PipingTech Pipe Shields Live Webinar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bowers   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 04:52

Pipe Shields for Beginners: Insulated Pipe Supports... for Commercial Applications Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Register for either time slot: 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm CDT

Note: Time Zone is CDT * Central Daylight Savings Time / GMT -6h


This webinar will give you an introduction to Pipe Shields, Inc. and its unique line of pre-insulated pipe supports, slides, guides and anchors that it developed and patented over it's 40 year history. It will cover various designs, commercial applications (chilled and heated water lines, HVAC systems and low pressure steam lines), installation and maintenance procedures and the benefits of using pre-insulated pipe supports (vs. doing insulation in the field). This webinar will be delivered by Albert Dizon, General Manager of Pipe Shields, who has been working with pre-insulated pipe supports for 30+ years. Join us and receive some of his experience and wisdom!


ASME Alaska and Professional Certification for Piping Designers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bowers   
Monday, 18 July 2016 05:05


Upcoming ASME-hosted talk by Dr. Bill Beazley:


Topic: “Professional Certification for Piping Designers”


Link to ASME Alaska's site and further details ===> https://community.asme.org/alaska_section/default.aspx


Abstract: “The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) has developed a four level certification program for piping designers. Over 1,000 piping designers have been tested and certified as Professional Piping Designers (PPDs). Designers are certified to a standard set of skills, documented in:



Dr. Beazley will discuss the certification program and its role in assessing piper skills.


The meeting for 3PM on July 21st, at Peggy's Restaurant, Anchorage. All are welcome.




Dr. Beazley has over 30 years of experience in oil and gas engineering, training and professional development.  He served as Executive Director / Treasurer for the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) for 11 years until 2014.  During his tenure at SPED, he initiated the Professional Piping Designer (PPD) certification program that has certified over 1,000 pipers. 



Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 23:28
Intergraph CADWorx to Host SPED Houston Chapter Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bowers   
Monday, 20 June 2016 18:49

Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Systems is hosting the Houston Chapter Thursday, June 23, 2016.


Chad Snider, Plant Design Solutions will make a presentation the new skills needed by piping designers due to advancing software for plant design.

6:30-7:00 PM Registration and Networking

7:00-9:00 PM Host Welcome and Meeting


Come tour one of the largest fabrication facilities in the Houston Area and hear about new trends in the piping market. This activity counts for 1.5 PDUs.


Stay up to date on all SPED Chapter Meetings HERE


Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 19:02
Diversity is Key to Sustained Growth, Says PTP Engineer PDF Print E-mail
Written by William Beazley   
Friday, 20 May 2016 17:59


Diversity in products and sevices is the key to sustained growth according to Paul White of Piping Technology & Products.  "In every downturn, orders from new markets and for new products have allowed us to make up any shortfall," he said.  "As a result, we've sustained our growth over the years." White gave his comments as guest speaker for the SPED Houston Chapter Meeting, May 19, 2016.



Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 19:53
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The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) is an international society established to promote excellence and quality in the practice of piping engineering and design. SPED emphasizes education and training to advance the employability and competitiveness of its members.

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