ASSE International announced that it is forming a working group to develop a professional qualifications standard for inspectors of cured-in-place-piping (CIPP) systems, a process for in place pipe rehabilitation, according to a press release from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
The first working group meeting is expected to be held in the Chicagoland area in mid-September.
To enhance the development of this standard, IAPMO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NASSCO Inc., a non-profit trade association of organizations and individuals who operate in or are involved in the inspection, maintenance and/or repair of underground infrastructure, to develop the standard.
“With this technology growing as an option to complete pipe replacement, it’s important to know and communicate the proper requirements for this technology, and that starts with the inspection community that can enforce such requirements,” said John Watson, senior vice president of Industry Relations and Business Development with the IAPMO Group.
Shelia Joy, NASSCO’s executive director, added: “Partnering with ASSE on this standard brings together the highly respected ASSE/IAPMO standards with NASSCO’s deep knowledge of CIPP installations and its mission to set standards in the application of this proven trenchless technology.”
ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body composed of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. ASSE’s product performance standards, professional qualifications standards, professional certification and product listing programs aim to improve the performance and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems.