October 4, 2018


I was told about IPEIA from valve service industry colleagues because they felt it was good event for contacts due to our growing installed base of PSVs.

IPEIA helped by putting our company (manufacturing) in contact with maintenance and inspection people from end user sites and maintenance people from service companies. This resulted in first hand conversations about function of products in specific applications.Couple things I liked were location and time of year; allowing access to people away from busy shutdown season(s). Also was impressed with the committed attendance by some major end user companies.

I found the experience helpful in meeting many users and in one place and receiving consistent feedback.

I would recommend IPEIA to people who are looking to increase knowledge of industry requirements specific to pressure equipment within Alberta.

Don Thompson
Market Development Manger – Canada

The organization of the conference and transportation for us was amazing. It was a really good way to take everything we’ve learnt in the past two years and create some context. Giving us a a more relevant look into the industry definitely helped me have more of an idea of where I’m headed and what I want to achieve in the next stages of my career.

It was an eye opening experience to just how tight knit but welcoming the integrity industry can be, which is just what I needed to end the program off and start getting excited to get out and begin putting my skills to work.

Not to mention all of the networking and education that came out of the trip. Hearing real people’s industry experiences and difficulties that are going on in real time, takes everything we learn in the classroom everyday and puts it all into perspective.

For the individuals who took time out of their schedule, both and behalf or SAIT and IPEIA it was was a greatly appreciated opportunity.

This trip was defiantly the highlight of the WET program for me.


Submitted from various 2018 WET Students