Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations for Gas Operators

Understand Part 195 and the main differences and pitfalls to avoid when working on regulatory issues surrounding hazardous liquid pipelines.

Professional Development Hours

Workshop Overview

As our industry continues to experience a revelation from the shale hydraulic fracturing, more and more companies are finding creative ways to utilize existing pipeline infrastructure. One such way is to convert assets to liquid transportation from gas only transportation. Regardless of installing new facilities to transport liquids or converting existing facilities, those that have historically had a background of regulations for gas pipelines (49 CFR Parts 190, 191, and 192) are now being asked to understand and work under regulations for hazardous liquids (49 CFR Part 195).

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Workshop will include lecture style format for information from subject matter experts int the industry as instructors, but also will include in class exercises and open discussion for scenarios and real world examples of issues surrounding compliance with Part 195.

Day 1 –  AM
  • Subpart A: General – general requirements
  • Subpart B: Annual, accident and safety related condition reporting – addresses attributes of reporting different from 192 requirements.
  • Subpart C: Design – particular focus on design, fracture control, closures, station piping, and valves.
Day 1 – PM
  • Subpart D: Construction – particular focus on qualified personnel, pipeline location, valve location, pumping equipment, impoundments, containing liquids in event of failure and arc burns.
  • Subpart E: Pressure testing – particular focus on API 1110, tanks and risk based alternatives.
Day 2 – AM
  • Subpart F: Operations and Maintenance – particular focus on entering tanks, communications, moving of pipe, launchers and receivers, overpressure protection, firefighting, security, leak detection and breakout tanks.
  • Subpart G: Qualification of pipeline personnel – requirements
  • Subpart H: Corrosion Control – particular requirements for tanks and vessels, internal corrosion and inspection of tanks for corrosion.

Meet Your 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 program, and development of the corporation’s risk management program.

At Tenneco Energy, he was Director of Pipeline Services, overseeing 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 Congress of the United States on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.