Announcement – OptiPlant Free Course for PPD-Certified Pipers
Several SPED Chapters have asked if we can arrange for training to sharpen the skills of our members. Training has become particularly important to pipers displaced by COVID-19, OPEC+ Price War and other issues. One of SPED’s Corporate Members, OptiPlant, has partnered with us to create a training opportunity for Professional Piping Designer (PPD) Certified Pipers.
OptiPlant 3D is a leading conceptual design and engineering automation tool in the Plant Design Industry. Major global Owner Operators and the top EPCs are utilizing OptiPlant for Pre-FEED and FEED projects. OptiPlant is partnering with SPED to offer self-training video tutorials and instructor led web training to achieve OptiPlant certifications. This training will certify you to develop 3D layouts, to develop multiple options, auto-route 3D pipe and learn to configure rules and piping assemblies, auto-route 3D cable tray and conduit, design parametric steel for pipe racks and buildings, learn to automate concrete foundations, design modules, and more.
Two classes are being offered:
Automated Layout Technology Awareness (12 hrs.) for PPD Level I and above, limit 25 seats, and,
OptiPlant Basic Training (12 hrs.) for PPD Leve II and above, Level III recommended, limit 8 seats.
David Diehl of Intergraph gives a brief overview of CAESAR II. David spoke at the SPED Houston Chapter Meeting, August 22, 2013.
Holds in pipe fabrication are often contentious and misunderstood. In this article, the term “hold” is used to describe the act of removing a spool piece from the fabrication cycle and preventing further work on the affected spool until the “hold” is “released”. “Released” means fabrication on this piece can resume.
A hold can be an instruction from a client to stop work on a piece or group of pieces, or it can be a result of the client issuing a change to the piece, with the fabricator putting the piece on hold while the changes are processed. We will describe some of the challenges created by holds caused by the client after the contract has begun, resulting in increased costs charged by the fabricator.
In order to understand the true impact of holds on pipe fabrication in a professional pipe fab shop, one has to understand the production process.
Special COVID-19 Home Study Pricing Extended for August 2020
SPED recognizes that most of our members are under stay-at-home orders. We must work and study away from employers.
For the rest of the month of August, SPED is offering a bundle price for its two online courses, Piper Bootcamp and Process Plant Layout. For the price of the course (membership required), both the course and PPD Certification Testing and application is included. This is a US$250 savings.
We hope this helps utilize the time productively. Please stay safe!
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