June 19, 2024

Advancing Automated Monitoring, Measurement & Reporting During Natural Gas Pipeline Operations

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

Capturing methane that would have been released during natural gas pipeline operations in the past is now becoming the new “standard operating practice,” driven by regulations and individual companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. The demand for effective and sustainable solutions to capture and recover natural gas is increasing, along with the need to accurately measure the gas that has been captured during a project. With automated evacuation data recording, operators can receive environmental reports containing accurate and verified project results, with the option of third-party certification. This ability significantly benefits both the pipeline operator and any interactions with associated auditing agencies.

Accurate and secure environmental reporting is crucial as companies strive to fulfill current and future regulations, environmental initiatives, and economic benefits. Whether it’s a pigging operation or a pipeline maintenance project, many natural gas organizations leverage environmental impact reporting to meet their ESG goals and maintain compliance.

Attendees will earn 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion.

Course Objectives

This course will explore how natural gas pipeline evacuation systems, equipped with automated controls that securely communicate up to the cloud, are necessary for remote system monitoring and real-time data collection capabilities. These features promote safety and enable accurate environmental impact reporting.

The course will also discuss how data integrity is maintained and how verification and third-party certification processes prevent unauthorized changes to the system data, confirming that the stored information is accurate, tamper-proof, and secure.



Meet Your Instructors


Dan Pederson

Director of Engineering | Onboard Dynamics

Dan brings over 30 years of experience in automotive, powertrain, heavy-duty vehicle, and hybrid engineering, with nearly five years as a task leader at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His engineering experience includes advanced R&D roles at engine and powertrain technology leaders such as Westport Innovations, Oshkosh Truck, Sturman Industries, Diesel Technologies, and Cummins. At Westport Innovations, he led a large team, focusing on improving the combustion, performance, and emissions of heavy-duty natural gas engines for a major automotive OEM. Dan holds Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.


Don James

Program Manager | Onboard Dynamics

With nearly twenty years of experience in the Environmental, Health, and Safety industry and an extensive ‘boots-on-the-ground’ background, Don brings a practical perspective to an evolving regulatory landscape. He serves as the Program Manager at Onboard Dynamics for the GoVAC® MAX pipeline evacuation system and Onboard Dynamics’ emissions recovery reporting platform.


From 06-19-2024 11:00 am CST until 06-19-2024 12:00 pm CST



Registration Information
Member $295
Non-Member $495

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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