November Meeting

 November 12, 2013
Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Center
6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga

ON L5N 2L3

Simutech has been selling and supporting the ANSYS software in Canada for over 30 years.

During this time we have been exposed to significantly rising usage in a variety of industries.

This talk will focus somewhat on FE in general and how it applies to the piping industry.

1.       Intro to SimuTech – Who are we and What we do.

2.       Intro to ANSYS – Multiphysics based FE (Finite Element) simulation

3.       Why use simulation – have to look at all issues (big picture)

4.       Analytics vs Code Based – why in depth analysis is required

5.       Example Multiphysics – pipe Y-joint CFD – thermal – structural

6.       Democratization and Customization – Extending the Usage of FE Technology  through customized automated piping support analysis

7.       Knowledge Capture and Data Management – EKM (Engineering Knowledge Management)

8.       Pipeline Specific Issues

 Followed by a Q & A


 ·                             6:00pm – 6:30pm – Meet and Greet with SPED Members

                   6:30pm – 7:00pm – SPED Introduction 

                   7:00pm – 8:00pm – Simutech Presentation


To RSVP for the event, please contact Carol McComb at

Professional Development Certificates Distributed

October Meeting

Join AVEVA at Slugging It Out XXI

AVEVA Exclusive Presenter at the SPED Toronto Chapter Meeting

October 1st, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Center

AVEVA will be a key presenter at the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) Toronto Chapter Meeting, held October 1st, 2013.

The SPED Toronto Chapter will kick off the meeting to discuss current initiatives in the Toronto area, as well as the associated industry trends for the engineering and design community. All SPED members and pipers are welcome to attend.

The event will also feature an exclusive technical presentation hosted by AVEVA’s Richard Curry and Mike Rieker, showcasing a high-level review of AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering and Design (IED) solutions.


  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Meet and Greet with SPED Members
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm – SPED Introduction
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – AVEVA Presentation: Integrated Engineering & Design Solutions

To RSVP for the event, please contact Carol McComb at

Venue Address:

Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Center
6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3



Promoting Excellence and Quality in Piping Design in Ontario
SPED Meeting in Mississauga
We have an interesting SPED meeting this
March 5th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hosted by CodeCAD Inc., Intergraph’s Canadian Global Network Partner.

Topics cover new versions of familiar software, as well as new products.
CADWorx 2013
New piping, piping rules and new levels of efficiency
CADWorx FieldPipe
Quickly converting laser-scanner point clouds into live, intelligent
CADWorx models.

CAESAR II Pipe Stress Analysis
The bi-directional link between CADWorx and CAESAR II will be demonstrated, and new features of CAESAR II will be reviewed.
There are new features and new B31.3 issues that should be of interest to CAESAR II users.
FEA Tools
A new FEA solution that automatically refines CAESAR II models for significantly improved models, and significantly improved results.

Presenter: Jim Wilcox, P.Eng., President of CodeCAD Inc.

Delta Meadowvale Hotel
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON
Phone: 905-821-1981
Registration and Lunch
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30pm -8:30pm

Chapter Buisness
We will be electing a Secretary and Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer and approving the bylaws.
If you would like to nominate yourself for any of the offices, or nominate anyone else (please be sure to have their permission), send their name to
Officers must hold a current SPED membership
Professional Development Certificates Distributed

Ecodyne Corportate Member

Ecodyne Water was recently presented their Corporate Membership Plaque by Carol McComb, Sped Ontario Chapter President.
Paul Holmes, Vice President and General Manager accepted the plaque on behalf of Ecodye Water.

October Meeting




Promoting Excellence and Quality in Piping Design in Ontario

 SPED Meeting in Mississauga

October 16 , 2012

Golder Associates Ltd.

6700 Century Avenue,

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 6A4


Registration and Lunch

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm


7:00pm -8:30pm

Technical brief presented by Jamie Gerson

Business Development Manager, Valves and Measurement


Traditional isolation valves found in the Mining, Petro Chemical, Downstream Oil and Gas/Refining, Chemical and Pulp and Paper industries.

Valves are typically used on what services

Examples of these different valve types

Severe service ball valve found in autoclave, cryogenic and aggressive/corrosive area locations

Metal seated ball valves with special coatings

Ball valves particular for use with solution mining and aggressive slurries

Unique features of a ball valve for severe service applications

 Professional Development Certificates Distributed


SPED Ontario

On 17 July 2012 Canada’s  second SPED chapter (SPED Ontario)  was formed in Burlington, Ontario.  Carol McComb of Ecodyne is the President, Michael Kurylowicz of Golder Associates Ltd. is Vice President.

Thanks go out to Ecodyne for encouraging SPED.

Mini photo album: