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2020 NASPD Steel Pipe Basic Education Course
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/26/2020 to 10/27/2020
When: Monday, October 26, 2020
Where: DistributionNOW
7402 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, Texas  77041
United States
Contact: 3615747878

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NASPD Steel Pipe Basic Education Course

Monday, October 26, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.          Steel Making, Pete Kullen, Metallurgical Engineer, U.S. Steel

12:45 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.          Methods of Pipe Manufacturing, Gerald Merfish, Chairman of Merfish Pipe Holdings

02:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.          Break

02:30 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.          OCTG, Rusty Fisher, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing of the Americas, Welspun Global Trade, LLC

03:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.          API Line Pipe, Rusty Fisher, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing of the Americas, Welspun Global Trade, LLC

04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m.          Standard Pipe, Gerald Merfish, Chairman of Merfish Pipe Holdings

04:45 p.m. – 05:45 p.m.          Test – Day One (Open Book Test)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (Note: Breakfast NOT Served)

08:30 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.          Structural Shapes, Square & Rec., and Round Pipe, Jim O’Shea, Midwest Outside Sales Representative, Zekelman Industries

09:15 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.          Used/Secondary Pipe, Darren Sparks, General Manager, International Pipe & Supply, LLC

09:30 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.          Break

09:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Coating, Todd Womble, Vice President, Womble Co., Inc.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Quality Control/MTR, Stephanie Sanders, Metallurgist, Berg Steel Pipe Corp.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.           Lunch Break/Box Lunches - DNOW Tour

01:00 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.          General Pipe Subjects 

  • Transportation: Darren Sparks, General Manager, International Pipe & Supply, LLC
  • Sales, Math, Ethics: Bill Buckland, President, Mandal Pipe Company

02:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.          Test – Day Two (Open Book Test)

05:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m.          NASPD Houston Happy Hour – Cash bar with appetizers

  •  Location TBA
  • Attendees need to provide their own transportation 

NASPD OCTG Specialty Education Course  

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Note: Breakfast NOT Served)

08:00 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.          Exploring for Energy Products, Tan C. Nguyen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

09:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.          Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Exploring for Energy Products (cont.),

12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.          Lunch Break/Box Lunches - Videos of the oil industry will be played during lunch at 12:30 p.m.

01:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.          OCTG – Casing

02:45 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.          Break

03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.          OCTG – Production Tubing

04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.          Test

The purpose of the Steel Pipe Basic Education Course is to introduce the attendee into the world of steel pipe by offering an overview of its uses and distinct language, production and certification, value added products and its final distribution concepts and methods.

The purpose of the OCTG Specialty Education Course is to give the attendee an understanding of the basic market dynamics, standard and customer requirements vs technology and supplier limitations by relating form to function through API standardized terminology associated with oil and gas exploration and production.

The Steel Pipe Basic Education Course qualifies for 10.0 Professional Development hours and the OCTG Specialty Education Course qualifies for 6.75 hours. Both classes are taught in a classroom environment.

Business practices and ethics are included in the courses. The last revision date is November 2019.

Industry experts created the content based on the things steel pipe distributors need to perform their jobs effectively. A survey is taken following each session to confirm the information was taught in an effective manner.

A test is taken at the end of the course to assess the understanding and absorption of the content presented.