Alvin Markus is owner of PVF Engineering, consultant to the PVF industry. He is a veteran of 30 years’ manufacturing as president of Sunweld Fitting Co.; 15 years’ distributing with Smith-Cooper International as vice president engineering & quality assurance; and 15 years as a PVF consultant, including sales & inspection training seminars. He can be reached at 310/551-5273 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Although grooved fittings originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to allied forces, grooved piping systems have become the fourth conventional piping method along with threaded, welded and flanged.
The September 2017 issue features our cover story on how the ASA Education Foundation continues to impact the PHCP-PVF industry through the Karl E. Neupert Endowment. Other features include a preview of ASA's NETWORK 2017, a recap of ISH China, and much more.