Natural Gas Station Design Best Practices - Webinar

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While various natural gas operators have standard ways of designing and constructing gas metering and regulating assets, applying best practices and improvements to standard approaches will increase safety and resiliency in each system. Station Design Best Practices will discuss many design considerations and philosophies that inform many areas of best practices including site layout, launchers & receivers, piping design, filtration, tank storage, metering design, heaters, pressure regulation, piping supports & equipment foundations, odorization and site security.


You will learn:

  • How to design an efficient station layout
  • Foundational components in the process for equipment selection and sizing for safe and resilient gas M&R station assets


Attendees will receive 1.25 Professional Development Hours


Who Should Attend 

Natural Gas Operators, Engineers, Project Management, Construction Management, Distribution Operations and Maintenance professionals.


When & Where 

May 28, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am /CT |Virtual (log-in information will be sent prior to the event date)


Registration fees (open to the public) :


Burns & McDonnell has generously agreed to sponsor 100 operating company attendees.Those positions are now full.  Registration is open for all members and non-members at standard registration rates.


Member: $50

Non-Member: $100


Registration is now closed




Natural Gas Station Design Best Practices is powered by our sponsor:

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Experienced Instructor: 


James Culbertson, Pipeline Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Mr. Culbertson graduated with B.S. in Engineering from the University of Akron in 2011. He spent 2 years working as an Operations Engineer and 6 years as a Facility Design Engineer with NiSource before joining the Pipelines Department with Burns & McDonnell in 2018. He presently serves Burns & McDonnell as a Pipeline Engineer providing design services for transmission and distribution pipeline facility projects.  Mr. Culbertson has experience in planning, designing, managing and constructing Metering and Regulating Stations which typically include the installation of launching and receiving traps to support pipeline in-line inspection, gas conditioning equipment to include filter/separators and natural gas-fired heaters, flow measurement, overpressure protection and natural gas odorization equipment. He has experience with natural gas systems and is knowledgeable in CFR 49 Part 192, AMSE B31.8 and API regulations.







C. David Slavin, P.E., Project EngineerBurns & McDonnell

Mr. Slavin graduated Magna Cum Laude with B.S in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He started with Burns & McDonnell in 2011 where he presently serves as a Project Engineer providing design and project management services, while specializing in Transmission and Distribution Pipeline Facilities, specifically related to measurement and overpressure protection facilities. Mr. Slavin has experience in planning, designing and managing a multiple discipline team to execute the engineering of various Metering and Regulating Stations ranging from 6 MMSCFD to 1BCFD which typically include overpressure protection, flow metering, launching and receiving traps, electrical and control buildings, manual and remote operated valves, odorization, filter/separators, water bath heaters and natural gas analyzers.






This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.


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