April 13-16, 2021

Pipeline Design Workshop

This workshop covers the entire pipeline design process, from pipe sizing to post-construction record keeping.

Event Overview

This workshop covers the entire pipeline design process, from pipe sizing to post-construction record keeping. This workshop is built around activities that provide instruction and all steps in the design cycle based on a real-life pipeline design project. We will cover the latest Mega Rule changes that came into effect July 1, 2020. Please have a scientific calculator available throughout the workshop.

This workshop will go from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm central time each day.

Attendees will receive 22 Professional Development Hours upon completion

Learning Objectives

  • Receive an overview of gas transmission pipeline systems and related facilities
  • Understand gas pipeline regulatory code requirements
  • Gain fundamental knowledge needed to design and specify gas pipelines and components.


Workshop Scope

This workshop takes you through the pipeline design process—from pipe sizing measurements to post-construction recordkeeping—working with a team to design a pipeline under real-life conditions and circumstances. Attendees will gain an overall understanding of all elements of gas pipeline design—from initial pipe sizing through route selection and the detailed design of pipeline components.

Workshop Goals

  • An overview of gas transmission pipeline systems and related facilities
  • An understanding of gas pipeline regulatory code requirements
  • Recognition of the importance of good project design requirements
  • The fundamental knowledge you need to design and specify gas pipelines and components

Target Audience

  • Engineers responsible for pipeline design or providing pipeline O&M support
  • Managers responsible for pipeline operations and maintenance
  • Marketing and support staff who can benefit from an overall understanding of design requirements for gas pipelines
  • Employees of companies who provide technical services and products to the gas pipeline industry

Workshop Topics

  • Design Conditions
  • Pipe Flow Sizing; Route Selection
  • Pipe Wall and Grade
  • Mainline Valves
  • Calculating Blowdown Time
  • Other Code Requirements
  • Gas Quality; Project Estimates
  • Code Requirements-Design
  • Valve Settings Design
  • Branch Connections
  • Launchers/Receiver Design
  • Miscellaneous Pipe Design
  • Road and Railroad Crossings
  • Stream and River Crossings
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Hydrostatic Test Plan
  • Test and Inspection of Fabrications
  • Construction Bid Specifications
  • Post-Construction Records
  • Technology and Research

The Relevance of This Training to Distribution Operations

The workshop will cover the code (Part 192) requirements for the design of high-pressure steel pipelines for transmission applications. Many of the requirements for transmission and distribution will be the same. The main difference for someone dealing totally with distribution are the following:

  1. They will design mainly for all class 3 or 4 locations, so determination of class locations is less important,
  2. They will deal with more congested areas during construction and the course deals more with rural areas,
  3. Tie-ins for distribution can sometimes get more complicated due to number of lines and keeping facilities in-service,
  4. Hydrostatic testing will deal with elevation profiles that are less likely to be a concern on a distribution application.

We have had a number of people from distribution companies attend this workshop and have always received positive comments. The workshop gives them a good overview of the code requirements and they can then decide which ones apply to their situation and better understand why or why not.


Meet the Instructors

Rob Friesen

P.E., P. Eng. at Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Rob has over 30 years of experience in the natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline industry. His tenure includes consulting engineering and operating company positions in both Canada and the U.S. Throughout his career, Rob has fulfilled roles in design engineering, project management, operations support and management.

Doug Bonner

P.E. Principal, Oil and Gas with Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Doug serves as National Strategy Manager for Farnsworth Group’s Oil & Gas services and has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and manage-ment. While currently managing multi-discipline teams responsible for the completion of oil & gas projects, Doug’s responsibilities have included all phases of project developing ranging from conceptual through design, implementation and project closeout across a variety of market sectors. Doug draws on a vast back-ground of industry experience gained through valuable time spent in engineering and construction roles, including many years working for operating companies.



Members $1725
Non-Members $2125

From 04-13-2021 8:00 am CST until 04-16-2021 2:00 pm CST


Registration Information
Registration is now closed
Members $1725
Non-Members $2125

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

Have any questions? Contact us. memberservices@southerngas.org