SPED has not had any increases in the past 11 years. Reflecting on improvements in the courses and increased costs our new pricing will come into effect on November 07, 2019.
All current quotations will be honored until this date, provided payment is received.
PBC & PPL courses will go up to $9000.00 for the purchase of both courses.
Please see SPED_PBC_and_PPL_course_price_increase-November_07_2019.pdf for current price list.
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
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.
Design Quality Improvement – Bulletin 02 4/29/19 Prepared by – Todd Sisti, PE
Design of Pipe Expansion Loops
What is the practical range of axial pipe line growth that a designer should plan for in the design of an expansion loop?
In Case 1 below the expansion loop is absorbing up to 20” (10” per side) of pipe line growth without a resulting pipe stress problem.
In Case 2 multiple expansion loops are designed which absorb only 1” to 2” of axial line growth.