AWS 8th Shipbuilding Conference
New Orleans, LA
Feb. 26-27, 2013
AWS Pipeline Conference
June 4-5, 2013
UA Instructor Training Program
Ann Arbor, MI
Aug. 10-16, 2013
Washtenaw Community College
We were invited recently to the 2013 UA Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 10-16, 2013 at the Washtenaw Community College. Provided training on our Top Liner Pipe Clamps to the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & HVAC Service Techs. Course included end-prep, fit-up (utilized our Top Liner Pipe Clamp) and induction heating for preheat & postheat process for heavy-wall pipe. Many locals from all over the US were represented and the clamp was very well received. We were also invited to their International Instructor Training Program that will take place in February 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
Gary McClure (left), inventor and Steve Martin (right), BA of Richmond/Roanoke, Virginia Local 10.
Matt McClure with Walhonde Tools training some Local Instructors.
Induction preheating (400 degrees) on heavy-wall pipe with the Top Liner Pipe Clamp in place. When the joint
grows from the preheating you can reset the gap spacing and high & low with the clamp. No clean up of pipe. The welders
start welding from the bottom and work their way up. When they come to a turnbuckle they would pull the pin on
one side of the turnbuckle, flip it out of the way, and continue welding. Once past the turnbuckle, they would reattach the
turnbuckle and continue welding towards the top.
Nov. 18-21, 2013
Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference
January 28-31, 2014
David L. Lawrence Covention Center | Booth # 226
UA Pipe Trades Training Conference
February 12-13, 2014
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio, TX