STEEL TANK INSTITUTE

STI/SPFA is a trade association representing fabricators of steel construction products and their suppliers. Member companies produce steel storage tanks, field erected water tanks, pressure vessels and heat exchangers, and pipe and pipelines. Their customers are from the petrochemical, power generation, food, pharmaceutical, fuels, wastewater and water transmission industries.

STI/SPFA brings to its members the benefits of association with two internationally respected organizations in the steel fabrication industry – the Steel Tank Institute (1916) and the Steel Plate Fabricators Association (1933).

Since merging as STI/SPFA in February 2004, the association has continued to provide a wide range of services to industry-leading suppliers and fabricators of steel tanks, pressure vessels, specialty products and piping for the petroleum, chemical, food and water storage industries.

Each year, STI/SPFA acknowledges member companies with Tank of the Year Awards in all categories to recognize tanks that best represent the advantages and flexibility of steel construction.

 

NTL. ASSOCIATION OF CORROSION ENGINEERS

Since 1986, the NACE Foundation has existed in the form of an Endowment Committee within NACE. It was officially created under the NACE Presidency of Walt Poff.  Mr. Poff proposed its creation in order to provide members and other industry friends the ability to donate towards scholarships for students and young aspiring scientists with corrosion control interests. Their dream was, eventually, to establish a separate training facility and a museum of corrosion artifacts, videos and case histories.

In 2002, the Endowment Committee was officially transformed into what we know today as the NACE Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The goal of this original group, as it still is today, was to support education and research projects relating to the science of corrosion.

 

SSPC

The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was changed to The Society for Protective Coatings to better reflect the changing nature of coatings technology and the ever-expanding types of construction materials.

SSPC is the only non-profit association that is focused on the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

 
 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION

AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

 

ENERGY API

API’s mission is to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry essential to meet the energy needs of consumers in an efficient, environmentally responsible manner.

As the U.S. oil and natural gas industry’s primary trade association, API:

  • Engages in federal and state legislative and regulatory advocacy that is based on scientific research; technical legal and economic analysis; and public issues communication.
  • Provides an industry forum to develop consensus policies and collective action on issues impacting its members. Works collaboratively with all industry oil and gas associations, and other organizations, to enhance industry unity and effectiveness in its advocacy.

API also provides the opportunity for standards development, technical cooperation and other activities to improve the industry’s competitiveness through sponsorship of self-supporting programs.

 
 

AWS

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.

The mission of the American Welding Society is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

Paso Robles Tank, Inc. holds a current membership with AWS.

 
 

AWWA

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

 

NFPA

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

NFPA membership totals more than 70,000 individuals around the world.