December 2003

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Society drafts certification program for piping designers

A first-of-its-kind program is beingestablished to provide credentials for process piping designers.The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) isspearheading the multilevel certification pro..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A first-of-its-kind program is being established to provide credentials for process piping designers. The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) is spearheading the multilevel certification program. Under the proposed plan, a professional piping designer (PPD) will obtain certification from SPED if he or she can demonstrate the required skills. The credential will last two years from the date of its award. “This certification will benchmark for the industry a level of professionalism in the process piping design community,” according to SPED. The four levels of certification are defined by grades of experience and competency: Level I

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