Pipeline Training Seminar Planned for City of Watford | News, Sports, Jobs
IRVING, Texas — The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc., a trade association, will host a clinic in western North Dakota for the use of oil and gas gathering pipe waterlines.
Focusing on the proper use of high density polyethylene and composite pipe for oil and gas gathering water lines, the seminar will be held August 30-31 at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.
Attendees can choose either the full-day pipeline design session on August 30 or combine it with the half-day fusion session on August 31.
“Adequate training continues to be a critical factor for the energy industry,” according to Randy Knapp, Director of Engineering for PPI’s Energy Piping Systems Division. “As job growth continues across the country, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire people with the right skills. And for the energy sector, the situation is more serious because the United States is now one of the largest oil producers in the world and has recently become a net exporter of energy.
The entire PPI course will focus on high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyamides (PA-11 and PA-12) and composite pipes, all of which are being used more in the rapidly expanding oil and gas gathering business. gas in shale areas across the country.
Pipeline Design, conducted August 30, will focus on the design, installation, testing and repair of plastic pipe systems. It is limited to 60 participants. Fusion training is limited to 30 participants, who will receive a Fusion training certificate from McElroy Manufacturing.
For more information and to register, go to: https://cvent.me/NQenbn or www.plasticpipe.org.