July 11, 2024

Pipeline Materials Record Management

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

All matters related to materials used for a pipeline including specifications, related industry standards, record keeping and more. There has been a lot of changes to the regulatory requirements around materials over the past couple years andthis course will help clear up any confusion.

Attendees will receive 6 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.



  • Pipeline Safety Regulations 49 CFR Part 192
  • ASME B31.8, Code for Pressure Piping
  • Consensus Standards for Materials
  • Materials Specifications
  • Marking of Materials, Documentation
  • Inspection of Materials, Quality Management
  • Approved Vendors, Certifications with Standards Organizations
  • Mistakes and Issues in the Past
  • Reuse of Pipe and Components


Who Should Attend

  • Purchasing department personnel and warehouse or stores personnel
  • 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, Pipe-line 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.


From 07-11-2024 9:00 am CST until 07-11-2024 4:00 pm CST



Registration Information
Members $595
Non-Members $795

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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