PPI Hosts Two-Day Seminar About the Use of High-Density Polyethylene and Composite Pipe

Press Release Summary:

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. holds a two-day seminar in Williston, North Dakota on the usage of HDPE and composite pipe for oil and gas gathering and produced water lines. The event will be held on April 11th and 12th. Day one focuses on design, installation, testing and repair of plastic pipe systems whereas the day two will receive Fusion certificate of training from PPI.


Original Press Release:

Oil Patch Water Pipeline Skills and Knowledge Seminar Announced

April 11 – 12, 2019, Williston, North Dakota

IRVING, Texas – March 20, 2019 – The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced today that it will hold a two-day seminar in Williston, North Dakota about the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and composite pipe for oil and gas gathering and produced water lines. It will be held on April 11th and 12th in cooperation with the North Dakota Petroleum Council. PPI is the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.

“This is our second regional seminar so far in 2019 that will explain how to design and properly install pipelines that carry oil & gas and transport water to and from a fracking site,” stated Randy Knapp, Ph.D., engineering director of the Energy Piping Systems Division of PPI. “This is very important, mainly because pressures in a high-density polyethylene pipeline in the oil patch can reach 300 psi and temperatures up to 1800F, or even higher pressures when using polyamides or spoolable composites. Among other topics, this seminar will also provide hands-on fusion training, which is critical to the performance of a pipeline.”

Day One, on April 11th, will focus on the design, installation, testing and repair of plastic pipe systems. It is limited to 60 participants. Day Two, April 12th, will focus on fusion training and is limited to 24 participants. Day 2 participants will receive a Fusion Certificate of Training from PPI. 

“Attending one or both sessions will provide information needed to take full advantage of the benefits of plastic pipe and composite pipe in oil and gas gathering. The course topics have been designed to benefit all levels of experience,” Knapp stated. “Plus, we will again have many industry experts attending from PPI member companies including WL Plastics, Performance Pipe, Pipeline Plastics, Shawcor Composite Production Systems, ISCO Industries, Inc., Victaulic, LyondellBasell, Dow Chemical, and McElroy Manufacturing.”

For additional information and to register, go to: www.regonline.com/PPITraining-OilAndGasGatheringSystemsTX or www.plasticpipe.org.

About PPI:

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) is the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry and is dedicated to promoting plastic as the materials of choice for pipe and conduit applications. PPI is the premier technical, engineering and industry knowledge resource publishing data for use in the development and design of plastic pipe and conduit systems. Additionally, PPI collaborates with industry organizations that set standards for manufacturing practices and installation methods.

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PPI News Contact: Tony Radoszewski

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