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* NASPD may have to host virtual courses due to the pandemic, but will do everything possible to keep the in-person option if able to do it safely. In the case that NASPD is unable to host in-person courses, those registrations will be transferred to an online option.
NASPD Steel Pipe Basic Education Course - Member: $750; Non-Member: $900
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 United
02:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Break
02:30 p.m. – 03:15 p.m. OCTG, Rusty Fisher, Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing of the Americas, Welspun Global Trade, LLC
03:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. API Line Pipe, Rusty Fisher, Sr. Vice President 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 United
04:45 p.m. – 05:45 p.m. Test - Day One (Open Book Test)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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, President, COO, 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. – 01:00 p.m. Lunch Break
01:00 p.m.– 02:15 p.m. General Pipe Subjects
Transportation, Darren Sparks, President, COO, International Pipe & Supply, LLC
Sales; Math; Ethics; Bill Buckland, President, Mandal Pipe Company
02:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Test – Day Two (Open Book Test)
05:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour - TBA
NASPD OCTG Specialty Education Course - Member: $450; Non-Member: $500
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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
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 (SPBEC) 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 introduce the attendee to the use of steel pipe in the extraction of gas and oil. The production and use of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) are explained by introducing the student to the methods of manufacture, heat treatment, quality control, and end preparation of the pipes. Also explained is directional drilling and the fracturing processes and techniques so prevalent in the industry today.
The Steel Pipe Basic Education Course qualifies for 9.50 Professional Development hours and the OCTG Specialty Education Course qualifies for 6.50 hours. Both classes are taught in a classroom and livestreaming environment.
Business practices and ethics are included in the courses. Educational content will be revised October 2020.
Industry experts created the content based on the items 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.
Two tests are taken during the SPBEC and one test is taken at the end of the OCTG Specialty Education Course to assess the understanding and absorption of the content presented.