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AWS Pipeline Conference - Sept. 1-3, 2015

Sep. 07, 2015

The fourth annual American Welding Society Pipeline Conference was held on September 1-3, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. The Pipeline Conference provides a forum for presentation of various new and influential updates in the processes, materials, equipment and techniques used in the Pipeline Industry. Over 50 persons from all over the globe attended to view 16 detailed presentations made on a wide range of subjects. Topics included: Advancements in SMAW Electrodes, Suggestions for Improvement in Efficiencies, Lean Manufacturing and How It Can Be Applied to Pipelines and various approaches to pipeline welding mechanization.  


Bug-O Systems Technical Sales Manager, Jeff Nelson, was in attendance for all portions of the Conference. Additionally, Bug-O Systems took the opportunity to provide a vendor’s display including the Universal Bug-O-Matic with Height Control with PSR carriage and rail displayed on a mocked up 18 inch O.D. pipe along with various pictures and literature representing documentation of previous projects. Further, Jeff was given the opportunity to present at this year’s Conference providing a short address entitled “Improving Production – A Simple Approach”, which outlined the advantage of simple pipeline welding mechanization using the Universal Bug-o-Matic.  


Attendance and display at these various pipeline oriented conferences will continue as Bug-O Systems supports the increase in mechanization of pipeline welding.