AMERICAN at ASCE Pipelines

July 17-20
Exhibits 300/302

AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company is proud to be a presenter and exhibitor at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipelines 2016 Conference July 17-20, in Kansas City, Missouri. The theme for this year’s conference is “Out of Sight, Out of Mind, But Not Out of Risk,” which highlights the importance of investing in our water and wastewater infrastructure.

At Exhibits 300 and 302, pipeline professionals can learn about innovative products from AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe, AMERICAN Flow Control and AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe for strong, reliable, sustainable water infrastructure.

Team AMERICAN will also give five technical presentations during ASCE Pipelines. More information about each session is listed below. We look forward to seeing you at ASCE Pipelines 2016.

Monday, July 18

Gabe Restrepo
Gabe E. Restrepo

11:30 a.m., Session A1, Panama Canal Expansion, Room New York
Gabriel E. Restrepo, a sales engineer and area manager with ACIPCO International Sales, will present on the challenges of designing, specifying and building the water system that runs under the recently expanded Panama Canal. Approximately 80,000 feet of ductile iron pipe is buried beneath the Panama Canal’s expanded footprint, providing potable water, dewatering and fire protection to the new locks’ facilities and surrounding communities. To learn more about AMERICAN’s involvement in the Panama Canal Expansion, read AMERICAN Products Used in Expansion at One of the World’s Wonders.



Tuesday, July 19

Ryan Ratcliffe
Ryan S. Ratcliffe

10:30 a.m., Session A5, Earthquake Resistant System for Valves, Hydrants and Pipe, Room New York
Ryan S. Ratcliffe
, AMERICAN Flow Control field sales manager, and Maury D. Gaston, an engineer and 34-year iron industry veteran with AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe and SpiralWeld Pipe, will discuss AMERICAN’s Earthquake Joint System, which protects water infrastructure during seismic events. The system, for use with AMERICAN’s pipe, valves and hydrants, moves up and down and side to side to resist the tremendous underground forces from an earthquake. Read more about AMERICAN’s Earthquake Joint System.


Ralph Carpenter
Ralph R. Carpenter

2:30 p.m., Session B6, HDD in Louisiana, Room Chicago
Ralph R. Carpenter, Industrial Sales and Trenchless project manager, will speak on Lafayette, Louisiana’s positive first experience with Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) using ductile iron pipe. The project involved three successful HDD pulls of 1,140, 940 and 740 feet.





Derek Scott
Derek B. Scott

4:30 p.m., Session H7, Energy Efficiency Through Material Selection, Room Van Horn
Derek B. Scott, AMERICAN Flow Control Marketing and Technical manager, and Maury D. Gaston will discuss several factors that affect the cost and amount of electrical power required to operate a utility system. By calculating how different pipe materials and different types of isolation valves impact energy costs, utilities can potentially save thousands of dollars each year.




Wednesday, July 20

Maury Gaston
Maury D. Gaston

8:30 a.m., Session H8, Zinc-Coated Ductile Iron Pipe, Room Van Horn
Maury D. Gaston will present an overview of corrosion principles, how zinc is applied to ductile iron pipe and additional enhancements that, in combination with zinc, further extend the life of an already long-lasting product. View this short video to learn more about AMERICAN’s zinc-coated ductile iron pipe.




AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company was recognized for being a charter member of the ASCE Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI), which was formed last year to promote excellence in engineering, planning, design, construction, operations, and asset management for utility infrastructure and engineering surveying.

Ralph Carpenter (right) accepted the plaque on behalf of AMERICAN from UESI President-Elect Joe Castranovo.











Another presentation of interest on Monday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. is Session B1, Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Pipelines, presented by Carol C. Menassa, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Menassa will discuss the framework for evaluating life cycle costs and environmental impacts of water pipelines.

For a complete ASCE Pipelines 2016 program guide, click here.

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