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HSPG and Welding (Eastern Division) T&O Meeting

The SFSA Welding (Eastern Division) T&O and Heavy Section Product Group (HSPG) meetings that will be held on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st near Pittsburgh, PA. Thursday morning will be the HSPG meeting on the featured topic of segregation. Thursday afternoon will be for the traditional “Eastern Division” T&O meeting, which will feature topics on welding. In addition to the two meetings, we will take a tour of Whemco Steel Castings on Friday morning. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. Please bring your own hard hat and safety shoes for the tour. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.


Mountaineer Casino, 1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland, WV 26047, 304-387-8000
Group rate: $85 nights of 8/19-8/20 (reservation cut-off: 8/1/15)


Wednesday, August 19th
Dutch treat dinner with group - meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. (restaurant TBD)
Thursday, August 20th (9:00 a.m. start) - meeting at Mountaineer Casino
Morning for HSPG meeting
  • Diana David (SFSA) - 1985 block of T&O papers
  • Richard Hardin (UI) - modeling
  • Ken Murphy (ACIPCO) - under riser cracking
Afternoon for Welding T&O meeting
  • Matt Draper (GDEB) - best practices
  • Diana David (SFSA) - AWS welding qualification for cast material
  • Ben Hall (BAE) - HS steel welding
  • Senthil Kumar (THORS) - welding artisan module
  • Bob Voigt (PSU) - steel casting processing trends in oil & gas
  • Roundtable discussion on weld procedure qualification (WCB and 8630) and Procedure Qualification Record
Dutch treat dinner with the group - meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. (restaurant TBD)
Friday, August 21st (9:00 a.m. start)
Morning tour of Whemco Steel Castings - 1 12th St, Midland, PA
Adjourn NLT noon

David Poweleit
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) - Vice President of Technology
780 McArdle Dr Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155 USA