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2019 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open


Posted by kbruce on 4/12/2019 3:32:49 PM

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


Posted by kbruce on 3/11/2019 1:37:40 PM

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


2018 Steel Water Pipe Product Award Winners


Posted by kbruce on 1/24/2019 10:50:12 AM

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.) Read More..


STI/SPFA is Hiring: Standards Engineer


Posted by kbruce on 12/20/2018 3:22:25 PM

 

Job Title: Standards Engineer

The person in this position will work mainly with STI’s shop fabricated tank section. Much of the work will be done independently, but with collaboration from STI’s technical committee. 

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The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 Pipe Design Clarified #3


Posted by kbruce on 12/10/2018 9:30:58 AM

The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 (AWWA 2017) has been available for over a year and the benefits to engineers have been recognized for the additional value it has created for steel pipe design.  There were numerous changes and additions that are intended to clarify important criteria and procedures when designing steel water pipe.

 

This article will review torque calculations as they apply to AWWA C207 flanges and will discuss the new AWWA web-based interactive tool for performing flange bolt torque calculations.

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


Posted by kbruce on 11/20/2018 12:00:46 PM

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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The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 Pipe Design Clarified - #1 Outlets: The Rest of the Story


Posted by kbruce on 11/1/2018 10:56:55 AM

The 5th edition of AWWA M11 has been available for a little over a year and the benefits to engineers have been recognized for the value it has for steel pipe design. There were numerous changes and additions that are intended to clarify important design criteria when designing steel water pipe. 

The nature of engineering design is that the knowledge used to design large facilities is learned and remembered mostly during the work on a project. This series of articles will highlight many of the major changes in the new AWWA M11.

The first article in a series will concentrate on outlets in a pipeline. This article, along with the remaining articles, will become useful references for the design of pipeline and treatment plant projects.

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Richard Mac Shepherd, longtime metal fabrication industry member passes away


Posted by kbruce on 10/19/2018 9:48:58 AM

Richard Mac Shepherd passed away on October 11, 2018. He was the Sales Manager and then Vice President at Offenhauser before becoming Sales Manager at Ward Vessel & Exchanger. He spent 43 years in the industry before retiring in May 2018. 

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Register Now for the Plant Leadership Workshop


Posted by kbruce on 8/16/2018 3:12:16 PM

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Water Tower, Part of Century Club, Slated to Get Painted


Posted by kbruce on 6/7/2018 3:42:05 PM

The Patton Street Tower, located in Xenia, Ohio, is one of the oldest water towers and part of the Century Club. The tower will be repainted for the first time in 20 to 30 years. 

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