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February 2018 Event
Grooved Couplings and Fittings
Over 100 Years of Proven Reliability

Grooved mechanical pipe joining is a technique that was pioneered in the early 20th century. Since then it become leading joining method for many HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, mining, water and waste water treatment, oilfield operations, power plants, military, marine systems and other industrial applications.

Grooved systems provide an alternative to traditional welding, threading, flanging, and soldering connection methods. Some advantages of grooved systems are connection make/break speeds, rigid and flexible coupling options, noise and vibration reduction, accessibility, permits misalignment and joint deflection, and stress-free systems.

Reductions in installation hours of 50% have been realized for cooling and fire water piping systems when using grooved couplings, valves, and fittings, compared to traditional joining methods.

Please join us as the Victaulic Team takes us through the history of the grooved pipe connection, key features, along with some interesting and unique applications. Also included is a tour of the Edmonton west end facility and a grooving and assembly demonstration.

Evan Rice - Victaulic Product Application Specialist
As a member of Victaulic Engineering Services team, Evan delivers expertise in mechanical piping system best practices, reliability and code compliance.

Geoff Fabian - Victaulic Oil & Gas Manager
Geoff has 20 years of experience with Victaulic working with major accounts in the PHA, Oil & Gas and Oil Sands markets.

Steve Adams - Victaulic Regional Manager
Steve brings over 28 years of experience with Victaulic and mechanical piping applications across many industries.

Scott Gordon - Victaulic Oil & Gas Representative
Scott provides piping solutions to owners, engineers and contractors in thermal, midstream, downstream and conventional oil and gas markets.

Michael Fiander - Victaulic Balancing Specialist
Michael has been with Victaulic since 2013 and has over 12 years of industry experience working with energy services, MRO and Oil Sands capital projects, and commercial balancing applications.

Keith Pearce - Victaulic HDPE Specialist
With over 10 years of experience with Victaulic, Keith has provided piping solution expertise to customers in the PHA and Infrastructure markets.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 -  5:00 – 9:00 PM
   • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Social Hour & Registration
   • 6:00 – 6:15 PM: Facility Tour
   • 6:15 – 7:00 PM: Dinner and Presentation
   • 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Breakout Sessions & Groove and Assembly Demo
   • 8:00 – 8:30 PM: Engineering Services Presentation
   • 8:30PM: Networking

Please click on the following link for more program details:
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17329 111 Ave NW,
Edmonton AB
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Pricing & Registration:

   * ASME Member price is extended to members of other technical societies, i.e., ASM, AWS, CSME, SME, NACE, SPE, CWS, etc.

Member Price: $10.00

Non-Member Price: $20.00

Student Member Price: $10.00

Student Non-Member Price: $20.00

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