PPI Announces Oil and Gas Pipeline Training and Fusion Course

(UC) — The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, announced that its next training seminar for the energy industry will focus on the proper use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and composite pipe for oil and gas gathering including process water lines.

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The seminar will be held in Houston at the Lone Star College Conference Center in University Park. Attendees can attend a full-day Pipeline Design full-day session on Feb. 25 or 27 and combine it with the half-day fusion session on Feb. 26. 

“Proper training continues to be a critical factor for the energy industry,” according to  “As employment growth continues across the country, many companies find it increasingly difficult to

hire people with the right skill set.  And for the energy sector the situation is more severe because the United States is now one of the leading petroleum producers in the world and has recently become a net exporter of oil and gas.

“Either lack of experience, training, or technical skills is frequently named as the top reason for hiring difficulty by employers across all five energy sectors," said Randy Knapp, engineering director of the Energy Piping Systems Division of PPI. "Technical training and certifications are also mentioned, implying the need for expanded investments in workforce training and closer coordination between employers and the workforce training system."

This PPI course will concentrate on high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyamides (PA-11 and PA-12), and composite piping systems, all of which are being used more in the rapid expansion of oil and gas gathering activities across the country.

Pipeline Design, conducted on February 25th and 27th, will focus on the design, installation, testing and repair of plastic pipe systems.  It is limited to 80 participants.  Fusion Training on February 26th, will focus on fusion training and is limited to 40 participants, who will receive a Fusion Certificate of Training from PPI. 

For additional information and to register, go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/snqj9z/4W  or www.plasticpipe.org

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