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Registration Now Open for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2020 STI/SPFA Annual Meeting!

The event will be held April 4-7 at the Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. The room block is open, be sure and reserve your room before it is too late.  

 

Register today to secure your spot for education, networking, and recognition. 

Visit the event site for more information and updates as they become available. 

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2019 STI/SPFA Product Award Entries Now Being Accepted

Entries are now being accepted for the STI/SPFA 2019 Steel Product Awards. Enter your submission today!


Deadlines for Steel Product Awards: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5 pm Central time

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The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 Pipe Design Clarified #4

One of STI/SPFA’s goals with our expert’s design tips is to point out important changes in the new edition of AWWA M11 and to provide background of why such revisions were made.  Steel pipe systems have been designed, fabricated, and installed with decades of experience, achieving reliable and long-lasting operational service, while establishing proven safety factors that the engineering community has trusted.  Steel pipe manufactured to AWWA standards are usually considered an engineered product and require a certain amount of engineering input to be functional for a water facility. This article will review Good Engineering Practice and how some design criteria has evolved from Good Engineering Practice.

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2018 Product Award Winners Announced at STI/SPFA Annual Meeting

The 2018 STI/SPFA Product Award winners were announced on July 20, 2019 at the Awards Dinner during the STI/SPFA Annual Meeting. Winners were recognized both during the dinner, and through a press release distributed after the event. You can also view the winners, and all entries, on the STI/SPFA website.

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Emerging Leaders Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Emerging Leader Conference. This event will be held for two - 1/2 days on October 8th and 9th at Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

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Awards Presented at 2019 Quality Control Meeting

STI/SPFA presented various awards during the STI/SPFA Quality Control Meeting in April. The presentation included awards for quality and achievement in welding simulation.

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2019 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the members-only 2019 STI/SPFA Annual Meeting July 20-23 at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.

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Apply for a 2018 Safety Award

The application period is now open for the 2018 Safety Awards. Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2019, at 5 pm.

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2018 Steel Water Pipe Product Award Winners

LAKE ZURICH, IL, Jan. 24, 2019 - Winners were announced last week for the 2018 Steel Water Pipe Product Awards. The announcement took place during the Steel Water Pipe Section meeting in South Carolina. Member companies in three product categories were recognized. (Entries are for products fabricated in the prior year.)

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The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 Pipe Design Clarified #2

One of STI/SPFA’s goals with our experts’ design tips is to point out important changes in the new edition of AWWA M11 and to provide background of why such revisions were made.  Steel pipe systems have been designed, fabricated, and installed with decades of experience, achieving reliable and long-lasting operational service, while establishing proven safety factors that the engineering community has trusted.  This article will discuss changes made to

  • harnessed coupling design and the associated explanatory material included within Appendixes B and C,
  • changes in design to thrust anchor rings, and
  • expansion of the guidance provided with the use of stulling to handle large diameter steel pipe.

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