March 23 - 24, 2021

Pipeline Integrity Management

Virtual Workshop

Event Overview

Leveraging from the success of the workshop performed by SGA for many years, we take this opportunity to re-introduce “Pipeline Integrity Management” and begin to understand the last decade of baseline work plus the impending regulations of PHMSA. This seminar goes beyond understanding U.S. PHMSA IMP regulations and ASME B31.8S, Managing the Integrity of Gas Pipelines, and focuses on the future of IMP. The instructor will provide case study scenarios of IMP work over the past decade as well as regulatory requirements (current and future) and processes.

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours upon completion

Topics Covered:

  • Regulations and Standards Gas
  • Regulations and Standards Hazardous Liquids
  • Data Gathering Review and Integration
  • Integrity Management Process, Threat Susceptibility
  • Integrity Management Process, Risk Analysis
  • Integrity Assessment Methods
  • In-line Inspection, New Developments
  • Response to Assessments
  • Root Cause, Lessons Learned, Remediation and Repairs
  • Remaining IMP Elements
  • Putting all the Pieces Together
  • Glimpse into the Future
  • PHMSA Audits

Target Audience:

Aimed at individuals and groups who require an understanding of the underlying integrity management principles set out in the Code of Federal Regulation CFR 192 and those of other jurisdictions and hence carry the force of law.



Who Should Attend

  • Individuals working with pipeline safety regulators (state or federal)
  • Individuals in the compliance group of a Natural Gas Company
  • Individuals performing design, construction or post-construction inspection or testing activities
  • Individuals supervising personnel who perform operations or maintenance activities
  • Individuals with subject matter expertise in operations, maintenance or corrosion control
  • Individuals involved in integrity management activities
  • Individuals performing audits of pipeline safety activities and records
  • Individuals in the legal department and involved with pipeline safety
  • Individuals in a management role responsible for pipeline engineering or operations

Meet the Instructor

John S. Zurcher, Principal, P-PIC

John has spent 30 years in the gas pipeline industry, actively involved in pipeline safety. He served as vice president of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Pipeline Group, consulting to natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators, trade associations and research organizations, Previously, he worked for Columbia Gas Transmission Company as manager of field services, responsible for company compliance with federal regulations, management of capital budget programs, and development of the corporation’s risk management program.

At Tenneco Energy, he was director of pipeline services, where he oversaw corrosion control, geographic information system development, applied systems, and pipeline rehabilitation, integrity, and safety projects. With PanEnergy Corporation, Coastal Corporation, and Colorado Interstate Gas Company, his duties included design and operations, codes and standards, corrosion control, telecommunications, geographic information systems, and facility design and construction.

John is presently a member of NACE and ASME and serves on the B31.8 Section Committee. John has been chair of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Committee and the GRI System Integrity and System Operations Committee. He was a member of the DOT Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the DOT Risk Management Quality Action Team and their Mapping Quality Action Team. He has testified on behalf of the industry before the U. S. Congress on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.


Members $825
Non-Members $1,195

From 03-23-2021 8:00 am CST until 03-24-2021 12:00 pm CST


Registration Information
Registration is now closed
Members $825
Non-Members $1,195

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

Have any questions? Contact us.