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The NCPWB Spring Technical Committee Meeting provided a wide range of information including best practices for brazing copper joints in high-pressure HVACR application, using advanced GMAW (MIG) in the field, addressing the challenges of welding Grade 91 (9Cr-1Mo-V) Chromium-Molybdenum steel, tips for using Pipe Fabrication Institute standards. The event took place April 23-26, 2017 in San Antonio.

Since they started using the Miller® PipeWorx 400 welding system, Team Industries has reduced rework—saving time and money—because of the system’s ease of use and consistent arc quality. “We have seen a decrease in X-ray failure. The consistency of the arc definitely plays a role in that,” said Jim VanZeeland, shop superintendent. “It’s just been a great machine for us.”

The UA/MCAA Labor Relations Conference will be held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, November 14-15. The theme of this year’s Labor Relations Conference will be “Highlighting Best Practices.” Planning to join us? Make your hotel reservations now.

Many of your employees and peers are passionately (and sometimes quietly) involved in selfless activities that make a difference in the lives of others — that deserves to be celebrated! Nominate them for the 2017 MSCA Everyday Hero Award!

Welder Performance Qualification Tests (WPQTs) were developed to standardize welder qualification practices and to ensure that NCPWB welder qualification records were correct and accurate.

On January 23rd, President Trump held a White House meeting with UA General President Mark McManus and other leaders of the Building Trades. On January 24th, President Trump signed Executive Orders to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.

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Are you a contractor looking to learn more about how NCPWB tools can help ensure that your company’s piping installations meet or exceed what is required by the codes and state regulations? Would you like to reduce your liability risks? This video is for you!

ASME B31 Piping Codes – An Engineer’s Guide
Are you an engineer looking to optimize your interactions with the contractors who install your systems? This video provides insights into piping fabrication, installation, examination and testing to help you deliver systems that provide long-lasting, trouble-free service at the lowest possible cost.