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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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Modeling Line Pack to Optimize Gas Pipeline Operations and Planning- WEBINAR. 

Modeling Line Pack 


ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
 

Hydraulic modeling of proper line pack and system pack thresholds is a common task, yet critical to ensure you are aware of how much line pack you have and how you can adjust for peak hour loading. This presentation (via hydraulic modeling software Synergi Gas) will demonstrate how to calculate and display line pack for individual pipes and overall system pack. Some of the features to be shown will include annotation, labels, reports, charts, and scripting to create ‘alarms’ when line pack violates acceptable thresholds.

 

Learning Objectives:

By attending, participants will gain a greater understanding of the following:

  • Will learn the tools and techniques available in Synergi Gas and the Unsteady-State Module for calculating and displaying line pack and system pack in a natural gas system.
 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

  • Pipeline Integrity Engineers and Managers, Distribution and Transmission 
  • Gas Control Room Operators 
  • Gas Control Room Managers 
  • System Modeling Engineers 

When & Where: 

July 7, 2020 |01:00 pm - 02:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: Free

Registration is now closed

 

modeling Line Pack to Optimize gas pipeline operations and planing IS POWERED BY OUR SPONSOR:

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Experienced Instructor:  

Kevin Hemingway P.E. DNV GL

 

Kevin Hemingway, P.E., Group Leader – Simulation and Optimization, DNV GL  

Kevin Hemingway has been serving the international natural gas and water utility industries for over 20 years by providing computer-based modeling tools, consulting services, client support, and professional training. His responsibilities have progressed from an entry-level consulting engineer to the director of two business units (natural gas and water) to managing global product strategy and more.  

 

 

 

Specialties include 

  • Network analysis (computer-based hydraulic modeling) of natural gas distribution, transmission, and gathering systems as well as steady-state, quasi-dynamic, and surge ( waterhammer ) analysis of water delivery systems  
  • Software client support 
  • Engineering software sales 
  • Engineering consulting services 
  • Management of engineering consulting teams and business units 
  • Technical training 
 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Control Room Simulation-Based Training - WEBINAR

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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
 

Hydraulic simulation mimics the real-world flow/pressure behavior of high-pressure supply networks and transmission lines.  Through simulation, control room operators can learn the “feel” of a piping network – its packing and drafting behavior, time of day patterns, etc.  And, with a simulator, operators can learn how to identify and react to abnormal operating conditions – including events that are rarely seen in normal operations like leaks.  This presentation demonstrates what a hydraulic simulator is able to do in support of operator training.

 

Learning Objectives:

By attending, participants will gain a greater understanding of 

  • Packing/drafting behavior 
  • Leak event response (including an example of a compressor feeding a leak) 
  • Power plant startup of a compressible fluid (natural gas) piping system.   
  • Awareness of the capabilities of simulation-based training. 
 
 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

  • Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers, Distribution and Transmission 
  • Gas Control Room Operators 
  • Gas Control Room Managers 
  • System Modeling Engineers 

When & Where: 

June 25, 2020 |01:00 pm - 02:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: Free

Registration is now closed 

 

 

Control Room Simulation-Based Training IS POWERED BY OUR SPONSOR:

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Experienced Instructor:  

 

Mark Bolze, Senior Project Engineer, DNV GL – Digital Solutions 

Mark Bolze is a Senior Project Engineer working primarily with Operator Training and Real-Time Systems for natural gas and pipelines. Currently, Bolze is a Senior Project Engineer with DNV GL, with over 20 years of experience in implementing DNV GL’s simulation solutions for natural gas, oil, and water pipelines and networks.  His experience includes deploying DNV GL’s simulation-based Operator Training solution as well as the related real-time modeling solution that also interfaces with customer SCADA systems.

 

 

   

 

 

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.

 

 

AC INTERFERENCE - WEBINAR

Power Lines Pipe Lines V2

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

High voltage AC power transmission systems are often collocated with natural gas pipelines, and the complex interactions between the two can pose a threat to pipeline integrity and safety to personnel and public.  

In this four hour, two days workshop, we will discuss the impact that AC interference (ACI) has on the pipeline industry, corrosion symptoms, risks and threat mitigation, and the industry standards and federal regulations. 

 

Day 1:  

Part 1 - What is AC Interference and How Does It Affect your Pipelines - In the first session, you’ll learn about the complex interaction between collocated pipelines and high-voltage AC power transmission systems, and the threat they pose to the safety and overall pipeline integrity. We’ll review the impact of ACI on the pipeline industry, teach you how to recognize AC corrosion symptoms, and identify risk factors, including design and operating conditions. We’ll provide an overview of federal regulations and industry standards from organizations including NACE, INGAA, NEC and PRCI. 

Part 2 - Understanding your Mitigation Options - In the second session, you’ll learn about the various mitigation and monitoring options available to you. We’ll discuss the pro’s and cons of computer modeling vs engineering field design as well. 

 

Day 2: 

Part 3 – AC Interference Threat Assessment - In the third session, you’ll learn how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program to help you efficiently deploy your limited field resources. We’ll define a threat assessment framework and provide you with an example use case for applying the framework for inductive coupling risk factors that could cause accelerated corrosion.  

Part 4 – AC Interference Monitoring- In our final session, we’ll discuss the importance of the selection, installation and use of coupon test stations and Remote Monitoring for effective mitigation. You’ll learn how to identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors so you can be confident that you're investing in a mitigation system that includes on-going monitoring of this dynamic environment.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AC interference and how it affects your pipelines 
  • Understand mitigation options 
  • Discover how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program 
  • Identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors 
 
 

Attendees will receive 4 Professional Development Hours

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers
  •  Corrosion Managers and Engineers
  •  Design and Construction Engineers
  •  Compliance Managers

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $75

Non-Member: $150

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

 

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Experienced Instructor:  

 

 
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Clay Brelsford P.E., President, Bass Engineering Company

Mr. Brelsford serves as President of Bass Engineering.  He brings 35+ years of experience in supervision, design, installation and maintenance of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as well as induced AC and lightning mitigation systems.  Industry experience includes applications for on-shore oil and gas applications such as transportation pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, storage tanks (internal and external systems), heater treaters free water knock-outs, cooling towers, gas distribution systems, underground storage tanks (UST) and ship terminals.  Clay’s experience also includes the evaluation of offshore galvanic cathodic protection systems for produced water handling equipment. Mr. Brelsford holds certification from NACE as a Cathodic Protection Specialist as well as being a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester and Technician Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

 

Zach

 

Zach Hine, Lead Project Engineer, American Innovations

Mr. Hine has served as the lead project engineer on a variety of pipeline integrity projects for various pipeline operators. Over his seven years in the Oil and Gas industry, he has gained extensive experience with pipeline risk assessment, liquid volume release calculations, EFRD analyses, surge calculations, MAOP verification, and other custom failure analyses.  Mr. Hine holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from George Tech University.

 

 

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Alex Rodriguez, Product Manager, American Innovations

Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced product management professional at American Innovations. He brings over 10 years of experience, having served in various technical roles developing products for the oil & gas industry. His experience includes hardware design, firmware development and testing of downhole wireline logging tools, and guiding product development and strategy. Mr. Rodriguez has been with American Innovations since February 2017 and holds a B.S. & M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

 

   

 

 

   

 

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.

 

 

AC INTERFERENCE - WEBINAR

Power Lines Pipe Lines V2

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

High voltage AC power transmission systems are often collocated with natural gas pipelines, and the complex interactions between the two can pose a threat to pipeline integrity and safety to personnel and public.  

In this four hour, two days workshop, we will discuss the impact that AC interference (ACI) has on the pipeline industry, corrosion symptoms, risks and threat mitigation, and the industry standards and federal regulations. 

 

Day 1:  

Part 1 - What is AC Interference and How Does It Affect your Pipelines - In the first session, you’ll learn about the complex interaction between collocated pipelines and high-voltage AC power transmission systems, and the threat they pose to the safety and overall pipeline integrity. We’ll review the impact of ACI on the pipeline industry, teach you how to recognize AC corrosion symptoms, and identify risk factors, including design and operating conditions. We’ll provide an overview of federal regulations and industry standards from organizations including NACE, INGAA, NEC and PRCI. 

Part 2 - Understanding your Mitigation Options - In the second session, you’ll learn about the various mitigation and monitoring options available to you. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of computer modeling vs engineering field design as well. 

 

Day 2: 

Part 3 – AC Interference Threat Assessment - In the third session, you’ll learn how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program to help you efficiently deploy your limited field resources. We’ll define a threat assessment framework and provide you with an example use case for applying the framework for inductive coupling risk factors that could cause accelerated corrosion.  

Part 4 – AC Interference Monitoring- In our final session, we’ll discuss the importance of the selection, installation and use of coupon test stations and Remote Monitoring for effective mitigation. You’ll learn how to identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors so you can be confident that you're investing in a mitigation system that includes on-going monitoring of this dynamic environment.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AC interference and how it affects your pipelines 
  • Understand mitigation options 
  • Discover how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program 
  • Identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors 
 
 

Attendees will receive 4 Professional Development Hours

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers
  •  Corrosion Managers and Engineers
  •  Design and Construction Engineers
  •  Compliance Managers

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $75

Non-Member: $150

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

 

 
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Clay Brelsford P.E., President, Bass Engineering Company

Mr. Brelsford serves as President of Bass Engineering.  He brings 35+ years of experience in supervision, design, installation and maintenance of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as well as induced AC and lightning mitigation systems.  Industry experience includes applications for on-shore oil and gas applications such as transportation pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, storage tanks (internal and external systems), heater treaters free water knock-outs, cooling towers, gas distribution systems, underground storage tanks (UST) and ship terminals.  Clay’s experience also includes the evaluation of offshore galvanic cathodic protection systems for produced water handling equipment. Mr. Brelsford holds certification from NACE as a Cathodic Protection Specialist as well as being a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester and Technician Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

 

Zach

 

Zach Hine, Pipeline Integrity Engineer, American Innovations

Mr. Hine has served as the lead project engineer on a variety of pipeline integrity projects for various pipeline operators. Over his seven years in the Oil and Gas industry, he has gained extensive experience with pipeline risk assessment, liquid volume release calculations, EFRD analyses, surge calculations, MAOP verification, and other custom failure analyses.  Mr. Hine holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from George Tech University.

 

 

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Alex Rodriguez, Product Manager, American Innovations

Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced product management professional at American Innovations. He brings over 10 years of experience, having served in various technical roles developing products for the oil & gas industry. His experience includes hardware design, firmware development and testing of downhole wireline logging tools, and guiding product development and strategy. Mr. Rodriguez has been with American Innovations since February 2017 and holds a B.S. & M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

 

   

 

 

   

 

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.