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


Posted by kbruce on 8/26/2019 11:21:43 AM

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. Read More..


2018 Product Award Winners Announced at STI/SPFA Annual Meeting


Posted by kbruce on 8/21/2019 11:00:43 AM

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. Read More..


Emerging Leaders Conference Registration Now Open


Posted by kbruce on 8/14/2019 11:54:24 AM

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


Posted by kbruce on 6/19/2019 10:04:12 AM

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


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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