Walter Sperko Receives ASME’s J. Hall Taylor Medal

January 3, 2020

Walter Sperko, long-time consultant for the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB), received the 2019 J. Hall Taylor Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The medal is presented for distinguished service and eminent achievement in the field of codes and standards pertaining to the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels. Walter was recognized for his leadership and professionalism in the advancement and recognition of ASME Codes and Standards, especially for significant contributions to the standardization of qualification of welders, welding operators and brazers and the procedures they follow in ASME construction.

Walter became the NCPWB’s Technical Consultant in 1987. Since then, he has been helping our contractors address issues raised by inspectors and owners and their sometimes-unrealistic demands.

Our members get the full benefit of Walter’s vast knowledge of piping, welding and metallurgy.

Walter holds five patents and serves on various Code committees including:

ASME Board on Pressure Technology, Codes and Standards
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee

  • Standards Committee IX (Welding and Brazing), Vice-Chairman
  • Standards Committee II, Subgroup on Strength of Weldments
  • Standards Committee III (Nuclear)
  • ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping Standards Committee
  • ASME B31.9, Building Services Piping

American Welding Society

  • Technical Activities Committee
  • International Standards Activities Committee
  • D10 Committee on Pipe and Tube

The NCPWB congratulates Walter on his achievement.

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