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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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LNG and CNG - Opportunities to meet demand in an evolving energy landscape - WEBINAR

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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
 

Natural gas is transported by pipeline, boat, truck and soon, rail. What are the impacts on pipeline operators as well as the end-users?

Future outlooks anticipate that natural gas is set to overtake oil as the world’s primary energy source in the mid-2020s. This will require liquefied natural gas (LNG) to occupy a larger role in the energy mix. 

LNG is natural gas that has been supercooled to a liquid state, for shipping and storage. The volume of natural gas in its liquid state is about 600 times smaller than its volume in its gaseous state. This process makes it possible to transport natural gas to places pipelines do not reach and to use natural gas as a transportation fuel.

LNG makes it possible to provide this fuel to areas where natural gas pipelines are not feasible or do not exist. Liquefying natural gas is a way to move natural gas from producing regions to markets, such as from the United States to countries overseas. As a group, Asian countries are the largest global importers of LNG.

 

 

Learning Objective:

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

  •  LNG and CNG in the US, the current state of LNG export, emerging uses for LNG and CNG as a non-pipeline solution to growing natural gas demand and increasing regulations
 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

  • Interstate pipeline companies
  • LDC operators
  • Commercial and Industrial energy buyers
  • Pipeline inspection and construction companies
  • Natural gas Marketing companies
  • LDC Transport and marketing teams
  • Gas Supply teams

 

When & Where: 

June 25, 2020 |11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member:$100

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

 

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James Hulse, Director, Mobile Energy Solutions, CenterPoint Energy

James Hulse is a respected leader and development contributor in the natural gas industry. With more than 10 years of experience in LNG and CNG, as well as holding a patent on LNG pump system technology he has the technical expertise as well as the business knowledge to provide real world solutions to the natural gas consumers. That expertise is used to advance two CenterPoint Energy businesses; Mobile Energy Solutions (MES), which is the leading supplier of LNG and CNG as a delivered natural gas supply during pipeline interruptions, capacity constraints or pipeline construction delays and CenterPoint Energy Intrastate Pipeline (CEIP) which constructs, operates and maintains final mile transmission interconnects. In this role, he focuses on increasing customer loyalty, and the continuous development of products and services to better serve those customers’ needs. 

Hulse has worked in natural gas as the VP of Business Development for Transfuels (ENN), an LNG and CNG infrastructure leader, and the Manager of Business Development for Applied LNG, a Liquefied Natural Gas producer. He has also held other leadership roles in global supply chain, marketing and sales.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Optimizing Asset Life and Making Replacement Decisions Using DIMP PRA- WEBINAR


ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
 

Hydraulic modeling of proper line pack and system pack thresholds is a common task. This presentation will show features available through technological tools 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 tools and techniques available 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 27, 2020 |01:00 pm - 02:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

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)

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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.

 

 

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

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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.