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Registration Now Open for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Posted by kbruce on 1/16/2020 3:15:34 PM

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

Posted by kbruce on 11/14/2019 12:41:10 PM

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

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..

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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