Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Ins & Outs of Pipe Welding and Brazing for Mechanical Contractors

Start Date: 5/29/2024 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 5/29/2024 10:00 AM CDT

Venue Name: MCAKC Knowledge Center

10955 Lowell Ave
10th Floor
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Organization Name: MCA of Kansas City

Stacy Zerr
Email: szerr@mcakc.org
Phone: (913) 948-9200

Ins and Outs of Pipe Welding and Brazing for Mechanical Contractors

Date: May 29, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Location: MCAKC Knowledge Center

Contractors have certain responsibilities regarding the piping that they install as related to Code requirements and engineering specifications.  Senior management and project managers need to be aware of these requirements, how to ensure they are met and the consequences of not meeting them.

Duration:  2 hours 

Target Audience: Mechanical Contractor Management and their Project Managers

  • How goof do piping system welds really need to be?
  • Codes applicable to piping and welding
  • Customer specifications/contract issues
  • Welding issues
  • Taking advantage of welding technology
  • Ensuring weld quality
  • Dealing with the damned paperwork
  • Brazing issues
  • Ordinary Brazing
  • NFPA-99 Brazing
  • Inspection
  • Fixed vs. Random examinations
  • Death clauses
Walter J. Sperko, P.E., is the President of Sperko Engineering Services, Inc., specializing in metal fabrication technology, including material selection, welding, heat treating, inspection, quality assurance, and failure analysis. With extensive experience in piping and pressure vessel fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair, he has worked for various companies such as EBASCO Services, Inc., ITT Grinnell Industrial Piping, and Richmond Engineering.
Mr. Sperko is actively involved in various ASME and AWS committees, including serving as past-Chairman of ASME Standards Committee IX Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualification, and a member of several subgroups. He has published numerous articles in trade magazines and holds a BA and BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and holds five US patents.

FREE to employees of Signatory Contractors, Associate Members, Members of UA Local 533, and UA Local 8
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No Shows” will be assessed a fee (see below) and invoiced accordingly.

$50 Event Duration: Up to 4 Hours
$100 Event Duration: Over 4 Hours (Should the event cover more than one day, this fee will apply for each day of event)