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New Year, New O&E Webinar Series

The new 2017 Operations & Engineering Webinar Series starts Monday, January 30.

The SGA team used member feedback and partnered with industry leaders to curate this year’s topics and agenda. This series of 10 LIVE web conferences promotes the discussion, learning and knowledge about issues and potential improvements for natural gas facilities processes.

The first three webinars in this series focus specifically on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as it relates to pipelines, pipeline safety and PHMSA’s proposed “Mega Rule.” Below is the complete agenda for 2017 Operations & Engineering Webinar Series.*

  • To sign up for the 2017 O&E Webinar Series, please visit the Event Calendar and register.

 

2017 Operations & Engineering Webinar Series

Session 1: NPRM 1 | Monday, Jan. 30, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

Session 2: NPRM 2 | Monday, Feb. 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Pipe Material Identification
  • Multiple Threats
  • Extreme weather events
  • Repair Criteria
  • P&M
  • MOC
  • Risk Models

Session 3: NPRM 3 | Monday, March 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

Impact of the proposed rule and the ripple effect it will have:

  • Financial
  • Resources
  • Culture

Session 4: PSMS Update | Monday, April 24, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Implementation
  • Challenges
  • Lessons Learned

Session 5: Pipeline Construction | Monday, May 22, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Pipe Manufacturing
  • Construction QMS

Session 6: Underground Storage | Monday, June 26, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Regulations
  • California Incident

Session 7: ILI Advances | Monday, Aug. 28, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • New NDE methods being applied and potentially on the horizon
  • Improvements in performance of existing technologies
  • Overcoming operational challenges
  • Acceptance of standards for better characterizing ILI systems, personnel and procedures to make their application and decision-making processes easier

Session 8: Leak Detection 1 – Gas Pipelines | Monday, Sept. 25, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Regulations
  • Good practices – including API 1149 and API 1175
  • Valve spacing
  • Remote, automatic control
  • DNV GL Synergi Pipeline Simulator (leak-finder software)
    • Highlights of the software
    • Example of applications

Session 9: Leak Detection 2 – Gas Distribution | Monday, Oct. 30, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Advanced Techniques

Session 10: Research & Development in the Gas Industry | Monday, November 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • 2016 and 2017 Research Results
  • 2018 Research Plans

 

 

*Event content and speakers are subject to change.

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