Our company is a corporate member of SPED, the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers. On October 28, 2010 SPED will celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary with the 2010 Corporate Member Showcase and 30th Annual General Business Meeting at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor from 6 PM until 9:30 PM. Tickets are available at www.spedweb.com.
You will be able to network, see the latest products and services from SPED Corporate Members, and hear presentations from three Piping Industry experts:
* Kathey Ferland, Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin
* Thomas J. Van Laan, P.E., Senior Vice President, Intergraph, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
* Paul Spring, President, Business Development and Product Strategy, AVEVA
Dinner will be served. In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, a Professional Piping Designer Certification Review and Exam will be held on October 28th with Dr. William G. Beazley at the Marriott from 8 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. For more information, or to register, please send SPED an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for our booth at this year’s SPED Corporate Member Showcase!
This week, Piping Technology hosted a meeting at a local Indian restaurant in Houston for the Houston Caesar II User Group and SPED members. While attendees enjoyed a delectable Indian meal, we presented a technical overview on pipe support engineering and design featuring a variety of products including variable springs, pipe clamps, and pre-insulated supports. The presentation also featured various design tools including finite element analysis, 3D modeling, and STAAD analysis.
Check out some of the photos from the event below:
PT&P Booth at the ASME Plant Engineering, Inspection, and Maintenance Trade Show
Piping Technology & Products, Inc. attended the 8th annual ASME Plant Engineering, Inspection and Maintenance Trade Show at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Joel from Chevron stopped by the PT&P booth and won a Kodak C190 12mp digital camera. Congratulations Joel!
PT&P has a contract to provide the fabricated pipe supports and the cold shoes on a power plant in Puerto Rico. Imported liquid natural gas will be the primary fuel for the plant. PT&P cold shoes will be important to support the piping from the LNG storage tanks to the power plant. PT&P has worked on power projects in Rhode Island and Beaumont, Texas. Currently, PT&P is working on power projects in China, Malaysia and various sites in the United States.
Basic Engineers Auction Yields Manufacturing Machinery
A supplier of pipe supports, Basic Engineers (BE) of Johnstown, PA decided to close its business in late 1997. In May 1998, the company held an auction to liquidate BE’s manufacturing equipment. PT&P acquired the majority of Basic Engineers’ assets, including its test equipment for snubbers. For additional information on snubbers, please refer to our Mobility Test article.
Fall Open House Set For November 4
PT&P’s workforce of over 350 dedicated employees will welcome guests at this year’s Fall open house, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4. The celebration will be at the plant: 3701 Holmes Rd. in Houston, Texas. Those who attend will be treated to a luncheon and have the opportunity to register for door prizes including a pentium computer, golf clubs and sports bags.
Thirty-six students in the drafting program at the Houston Independent School District’s Barbara Jordan High School for Careers spent a Friday morning in November 1997 learning how technical drawings are used during the fabrication of pipe supports, pressure vessels, expansion joints and other items produced at PT&P.
After an introductory review of PT&P’s business and a one-hour lecture covering specific projects requiring drawings (made more palatable by cookies) the students took a tour of PT&P’s plant. Students saw shears, saws and burning machines cutting metal pieces to be welded. In another area, they saw how a metal sheet is seam welded and then formed into bellows elements for expansion joints. They also saw how polyurethane components are produced for cryogenic pipe supports.
High School Visit
The tour was arranged by Wilford Stewart, who teaches drafting at BJHS. The first course in the program is a traditional technical drawing board course, followed by courses on computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD. Students must take Algebra and Geometry concurrently with their drafting. Jesse Porter, Sr. Graphics Manager at PT&P, conducted the tour (see photo).
PT&P looks forward to having young people from the school district learn about how they can put what they learn to good use in industry. By supporting the public schools, PT&P hopes to show it cares about the future of education.
On November 11 of this year, Piping Technology once again hosted its annual Open House. Representatives from dozens of firms came from all areas to meet the PT&P team and to explore our impressive facilities. Close to 300 people passed through PT&P for the Open House and got a good look at what the future holds for our dynamic company.
Visitors got a chance to see first-hand the plans for our expansion, to view our new company video, to observe ongoing jobs in the shop and, of course, to stop for a delicious bite to eat along the way. Open House guests also went home with some souvenirs of their visit, from spring cans to PT&P caps to slide plate samples. And several lucky winners also received valuable door prizes won in a drawing.
The 1994 Open House was a great success, thanks to everyone who came. We are already getting excited about 1995 and the next chance to show you all the things that Piping Technology & Products, Inc. has to offer. Of course, you are always welcome to stop by the plant for a tour of the facilities at any time. We can’t wait to see you again next fall, or whenever you get a chance to come and visit.