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GMRC is a subsidiary of the SGA founded in 1952 to provide its member companies and industry with the benefits of an applied research and technology program directed toward improving reliability and cost effectiveness of the design, construction, and operation of mechanical and fluid systems.

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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training


SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.

 

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Contractor PSMS and Quality Management Systems (QMS) - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Contractor

Why Should Operators Engage their Contractors on PSMS and QMS?

API RP-1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems - PSMS) requires operators to define, document, and measure multiple processes and activities where they use contractors. In many cases, contractors constitute a large percentage of an operator’s workforce and play a big role in ensuring the quality of new pipelines constructed and the identification and mitigation of threats identified during contracted O&M activities.

In this session, we will identify and discuss the various reasons why operators should engage their contractors to help ensure the quality and integrity of new pipelines constructed and their ongoing safety.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why it is important to engage your contractors in your PSMS program
  • Learn how you can involve your contractors in your PSMS program
  • Learn about Quality Management Systems for pipeline construction and why you should embrace it

 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

Natural gas operators, engineers, and contractors 

 

When & Where 

June 15, 2020 |11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $50

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 Registration is now closed

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
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Stephen Allen, Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet

Mr. Allen oversees EWN’s Pipeline Safety Division and advocates for the adoption of PSMS concepts and approaches across the pipeline industry. Prior to joining EWN in 2018, he was the Director of Pipeline Safety for the state of Indiana where he was responsible for ensuring compliance with pipeline safety regulations for all intrastate operators. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation in 2016 to PHMSA’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) where he served until joining EWN. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana.

 

 
 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Assessing PSMS Safety Culture - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Safety

What goes into a proper Safety Culture Assessment?

API RP-1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems - PSMS) calls for Pipeline Operators to complete assessments of their safety culture. Many operators already complete safety surveys but most of these focus on occupational safety and not safety culture, which includes management systems and controls to address major hazard risks. Successfully completing a “Pipeline Safety Culture Assessment” can be complicated and time-consuming.

This session will introduce you to the three components needed to effectively assess your safety culture as envisioned by RP-1173.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about what “Safety Culture” means and why is it important
  • Gain a better understanding of the differences between traditional occupational safety surveys and a safety “culture” survey
  • Learn the steps to take in order to assess your safety culture
  • Understand how the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” process can apply to safety culture

 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

Natural gas operators, engineers, and contractors 

 

When & Where 

June 8, 2020 |11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $50

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 Registration is now closed

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
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Stephen Allen, Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet

Mr. Allen oversees EWN’s Pipeline Safety Division and advocates for the adoption of PSMS concepts and approaches across the pipeline industry. Prior to joining EWN in 2018, he was the Director of Pipeline Safety for the state of Indiana where he was responsible for ensuring compliance with pipeline safety regulations for all intrastate operators. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation in 2016 to PHMSA’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) where he served until joining EWN. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana.

 

 
 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

DOT Part 195 Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations for Gas Operators - Virtual Workshop

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

As our industry continues to experience a revelation from the shale hydraulic fracturing, more and more companies are finding creative ways to utilize existing pipeline infrastructure. One such way is to convert assets from gas-only transportation to liquid transportation. Whether installing new facilities to transport liquids or converting existing facilities, professionals who have expertise in the regulations for gas pipelines (49 CFR Parts 190, 191, and 192) are now being asked to understand and work under regulations for hazardous liquids (49 CFR Part 195).

Learning Objectives:

This workshop provides an opportunity to attendees to get a broad understanding of Part 195, but also focus in on the main differences and pitfalls to avoid when working on regulatory issues surrounding hazardous liquid pipelines.

Attendees will receive 10.75 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend 

Pipeline industry personnel as well as agency personnel who wish to gain a better understanding of the regulations that pertain to the safe operation of pipelines that transport hazardous liquids.

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $725

Non-Member: $925

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

 Register Now

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

John S. Zurcher, Principal, P-PIC

John has spent 30 years in the gas pipeline industry, actively involved in pipeline safety. He served as Vice president of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Pipeline Group, consulting to natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators, trade associations and research organizations, Previously, he worked for Columbia Gas Transmission Company as Manager of Field Services, responsible for company compliance with Federal Regulations, management of capital budget program, and development of the corporation's risk management program.

At Tenneco Energy, he was Director of Pipeline Services, overseeing corrosion control, geographic information system development, applied systems, and

pipeline rehabilitation, integrity and safety projects. With PanEnergy Corporation, Coastal Corporation and Colorado Interstate Gas Company, his duties included design and operations, codes and standards, corrosion control, telecommunications, geographic information systems, and facility design and construction.

John is presently a member of NACE and ASME and serves on the B31.8 Section Committee. John has been Chair of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Committee and the GRI System Integrity and System Operations Committee. He was a member of the DOT Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the DOT Risk Management Quality Action Team and their Mapping Quality Action Team. He has testified on behalf of the industry before the Congress of the United States on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.

 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

DOT Part 195 Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations for Gas Operators - Virtual Workshop

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

DOT 195

As our industry continues to experience a revelation from the shale hydraulic fracturing, more and more companies are finding creative ways to utilize existing pipeline infrastructure. One such way is to convert assets from gas-only transportation to liquid transportation. Whether installing new facilities to transport liquids or converting existing facilities, professionals who have expertise in the regulations for gas pipelines (49 CFR Parts 190, 191, and 192) are now being asked to understand and work under regulations for hazardous liquids (49 CFR Part 195).

Learning Objectives:

This workshop provides an opportunity to attendees to get a broad understanding of Part 195, but also focus in on the main differences and pitfalls to avoid when working on regulatory issues surrounding hazardous liquid pipelines.

Attendees will receive 10.75 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend 

Pipeline industry personnel as well as agency personnel who wish to gain a better understanding of the regulations that pertain to the safe operation of pipelines that transport hazardous liquids.

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $725

Non-Member: $925

Registration is now closed

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

John S. Zurcher, Principal, P-PIC

John has spent 30 years in the gas pipeline industry, actively involved in pipeline safety. He served as Vice president of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Pipeline Group, consulting to natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators, trade associations and research organizations, Previously, he worked for Columbia Gas Transmission Company as Manager of Field Services, responsible for company compliance with Federal Regulations, management of capital budget program, and development of the corporation's risk management program.

At Tenneco Energy, he was Director of Pipeline Services, overseeing corrosion control, geographic information system development, applied systems, and

pipeline rehabilitation, integrity and safety projects. With PanEnergy Corporation, Coastal Corporation and Colorado Interstate Gas Company, his duties included design and operations, codes and standards, corrosion control, telecommunications, geographic information systems, and facility design and construction.

John is presently a member of NACE and ASME and serves on the B31.8 Section Committee. John has been Chair of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Committee and the GRI System Integrity and System Operations Committee. He was a member of the DOT Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the DOT Risk Management Quality Action Team and their Mapping Quality Action Team. He has testified on behalf of the industry before the Congress of the United States on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.

 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.