February 15–18, 2022

Transmission Pipeline Design Workshop

In-Person Workshop | St. Louis, MO

Workshop Summary

This 3.5-day workshop takes you through the pipeline design process from pipe sizing to post-construction record keeping. The workshop is built around team activities that provide classroom instruction and all steps in the design cycle based on a real-life pipeline design project. This workshop will address the upcoming Mega Rule Changes including discussions of the new requirements, and a review of situations when the new requirements would be triggered. In addition, what is TVC (Traceable Verifiable and Complete) and the newest technologies available to meet requirements.

During this workshop, we plan to provide:

  • 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

Attendees will qualify for 21 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.

Join us for this workshop where topics include:

  • 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

Who Should Attend

  • 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

Registration Information

  • Fee includes lunch and beverage breaks.
  • Meeting materials to be sent ahead via email to attendees for downloading.
  • All attendees will need to bring a scientific calculator with them for this workshop as well as their laptop for access to materials.
  • In the event of Covid related cancellation or move to virtual, SGA will notify all attendees 5 days in advance of the workshop.
  • For Registration Information Please Contact Member Services
  • For Content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development


When & Where

February 15–17: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, CST
February 18: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM, CST

Farnsworth Group
20 Allen Ave. Suite 200
Saint Louis, Missouri 63119

Nearby Hotels

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Brentwood
8700 Eager Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Brentwood
101 Dale Ave
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

SpringHill Suites by Marriott St. Louis Brentwood
1231 Strassner Dr
Brentwood, MO 63144

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139

Meet Your Instructors

Rob Friesen, P.E., P. Eng. with 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 & 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 management. While currently managing multi-discipline teams responsible for the completion of oil & gas projects, Doug’s responsibilities have included all phases of project development ranging from conceptual through design, implementation and project closeout across a variety of market sectors. Doug draws on a vast background of industry experience gained through valuable time spent in engineering and construction roles, including many years working for operating companies.


From 02-15-2022 8:00 am CST until 02-18-2022 11:30 am CST


Farnsworth Group
20 Allen Ave. Suite 200
Saint Louis, Missouri 63119

Registration Information
Member $1,898
Non-Member $2,338

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy “B” when cancellation is required.

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