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A completely penetrated root pass using an “open root” joint design is the most challenging part of making that weld. Using a backing ring makes it easier to be sure there is full penetration. Check out NCPWB’s new Technical Bulletin.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has raised civil penalties for violations of its rules to take into account inflation since penalties were last set. The new Interim Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on July 1, will take effect on August 1, 2016 for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

MCAA has just made available its Safety Bulletin with information about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised recordkeeping rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.

A Technical Bulletin just issued by the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) concerns failures in seamless carbon steel pipe, fittings and flanges during hydrostatic testing due to changes in steelmaking practices by certain mills over the last five years.

Education sessions at MCAA 2016 featured business techniques and technologies that help members manage their operations more efficiently and profitably today and into the future.

NCPWB logoThe 2016 NCPWB Technical Committee Meeting (April 24-25, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra, FL)  featured presentations about the latest developments in welding technologies, materials, equipment and processes.

Featured Resources
  • Pipe Welding Basics – Backing Rings Technical Resource
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  • Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

    Members now have access to a full-featured digital version of our Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide. This online version enhances the look and feel of our printed directory with digital-only benefits.

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  • BIM to Field Software – A Comparative Analysis

    MCAA has now released its third installment of the Construction Technology Research Series with a report produced by JB Knowledge Labs on BIM to Field Software, free to members.

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Everything from lists of Certified Welders to technical resources and bulletins. NCPWB is focused solely on Pipe Welding, so if you’re in the business, you need to belong.

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National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB)

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.