|McElroy Hosts Training Session for NRWA
One of the big initiatives of the NRWA since their founding in 1976 is education. Filtering through state affiliates, the NRWA and its members help train more than 100,000 people each year. With that, the public water and wastewater systems that the NRWA is affiliated with accounts for 94 percent of the public water supplies in the nation.
As the event kicked off in Tulsa on Tuesday, June 12th, one NRWA official announced to the crowd that, “this week is based on the assumption that we can all do better. In-service training is a great opportunity to advance your professional career.”
With that, a large portion of America's Largest Utility Membership chose to follow a learning track on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping.
Some of the participants were new to polyethylene piping, others were experienced users of the pipe material. All were intrigued by the possibilities of a leak-free piping system in their water and wastewater systems.
The NRWA In-Service Training is a great example that if you are water or wastewater professional around the world, there is a wealth of resources available to you. There are standards that have been published for fusing pipe in a certain, repeatable manner. There are experts available to answer your questions, and there are great professional organizations, like the NRWA, to help accelerate your learning.
The In-Service Training segment on HDPE finished out the day at McElroy's Technical Center in Tulsa, home of McElroy University. Here, NRWA professionals got a hands on look at some of the tools that can help create a leak-free piping system in their home districts. It was a fitting place to end the day, as McElroy University has been training professionals almost as long as the NRWA.
Just as the NRWA is looking to the future by offering continuous training, so is McElroy University. In the coming months, there will be new and exciting online opportunities from McElroy's learning branch. We hope you stay tuned.
If you have an interest in learning more about the NRWA, McElroy University training, or just getting involved in a professional organization, we suggest visiting each organization's website to learn more.
P.S. – Do you have an interesting job site that you would like to share? McElroy is always looking for fusion job sites where HDPE is being used and fused to solve an infrastructure problem. Contact Tyler Henning, public relations specialist at (918) 831-9286 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The McElroy MegaMc™ 824 is a mix of muscle and versatility. Operators can butt fuse pipe sizes from 8” IPS to 24” OD (225mm to 630mm) above ground or in-ditch with the same quality.
The 824 is specifically designed to perform in-ditch or close-quarter work with all the advantages of a track or rolling machine. The machine features hydraulically powered assists for all fusion operations, including the operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.• 4- or 3-jaw capable for improved in-ditch fusion
• Carriage can be easily removed for in-ditch use
• For confined spaces, can be converted to top-loading heater and facer
• DataLogger® compatible
• Rugged outriggers for stability
|Did You Know?
Calculating fusion pressure can be as easy as using your smart phone or tablet. The McCalc Fusion Calculator is available for download on Android devices, Apple products, PDAs and can be used at the website: http://www.mcelroy.com/fusion/calculate.htm
Look for McElroy at these upcoming events...
McElroy Attends ACE 12
McElroy was pleased to attend the American Water Works Association's ACE 12 conference June 10-14 in Dallas, Texas. The event, which is attended by more than 12,000 water professionals yearly, gives professionals the opportunity to discover new water pipelining products, techniques and services. McElroy displayed a TracStar® 412, Pit Bull® 26 and new DataLogger® 4.
McElroy Exhibits at World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur
McElroy recently attended the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The World Gas Conference is held every three years and offers a great opportunity for the gas community to congregate. The next World Gas Conference is in Paris in 2015.
Two Win McElroy Calendar Contest
Two eagle-eyed owners of the 2012 McElroy catalog registered and won a USB car charger in June. Congratulations to Drumond Schaffer of Santa Fe Springs Winwater in Santa Fe Springs, California and Jeff Walter of AltaGas Utilities in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. Stay tuned to your calendar for more contests throughout the year.
If you have photos from a jobsite, we'd love to see them! Yours may be chosen for the next issue of McElroy Connections. Simply email your photos to Tyler Henning, at email@example.com.
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