November 28, 2012 08:00
November 29, 2012 04:00
This two day (ends at 4 p.m. on second day) training course concentrates on providing you and your company personnel with a comprehensive understanding of gas gathering pipeline regulations (CFR Part 192) and interpretations in a workshop environment. Published documentation, recommended practices, and procedures regarding gas gathering pipelines will be reviewed. This training course and workshop offers real world solutions to better equip you and your company with meeting the regulatory challenges today in a cost effective manner.
Detailed Course Description
For Safe Design, Operation and Maintenance of Gas Gathering Pipelines
This course covers code compliance review of the design, construction, operations, maintenance and inspection testing required to ensure safe gas gathering pipelines. Many unique problems and issues should be better understood. This course will address gas gathering pipelines under typical and non-typical conditions, with particular emphasis on regulation/compliance review, RPs for design and construction and case studies.
This course will also include in-depth discussion and comparison of the PHMSA regulations, API RP 80 definitions, and published FAQs. There may be some significant difference of opinions, leading to interesting discussions.
This two day (ends at 3 p.m. on second day) training course concentrates on providing you and your company personnel with a comprehensive understanding of gas gathering pipeline regulations (CFR Part 192) and interpretations in a workshop environment. Published documentation, recommended practices, and procedures regarding gas gathering pipelines will be reviewed. This training course and workshop offers real world solutions to better equip you and your company with meeting the regulatory challenges today in a cost effective manner.
Who Should Attend
1. Background Material
· Brief history of gathering line rule
· API RP 80
· Current status – Advance Notice of
· GAO Gathering Line Report to Congress
· Proposed new rules?
· Opportunity to provide input
· Application to new shale plays
· Inspection activities – How to prepare
· Enforcement activities
2. Compare old versus new (1996) rules
3. Class locations – essential in applying new rules
4. What is a gathering line?
· Ending point
· Limitations on API RP 80
5. Determining the stress level of a pipeline
· Options if the stress level is unknown
6. Type A regulated onshore gas gathering line
7. Type B regulated onshore gas gathering line
· Area 1
· Area 2 – three methods to determine
· Safety buffer
8. Reporting requirements
9. What gathering lines are not regulated
10.What regulations apply to Type A gathering lines
· Transmission line requirements
11.What regulations apply to Type B gathering lines
· Reduced requirements
12.Difference between Type A and Type B gathering lines
13.What regulations do not apply to regulated gathering lines
14.Review API RP 80
15.Review PHMSA FAQs
16.Review Advanced Notice of Proposed
17.Open discussion -- examples
18.Summary of a changing environment
Design engineers, operations engineers, construction engineers, project managers, contractors, field supervisors, inspectors, technicians, and quality control engineers.
The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
215 Innovation Boulevard,
State College, Pennsylvania, 16803
Paul E. Oleksa
Paul E. Oleksa, PE provided gas gathering line instruction at the recent PA PUC Regulatory
Overview & Compliance, Act 127, Gas Gathering & Transmission Forum in State
College, PA on June 13, 2012. He is President of Oleksa and Associates, Inc. He has over 40
years of experience in operations, engineering, and regulatory compliance and has performed
pipeline safety consulting throughout the United States and Canada for 15 years. He
has investigated numerous problems and failures, and serves as an expert witness in
litigation. He has developed the PROceduresSM method of writing procedures. Mr.
Oleksa is a Main Body member of the Gas Piping Technology Committee (GPTC), and
regularly provides comment to PHMSA on proposed regulations.
BS in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1964.
Option in Gas Technology from the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) in 1964.
Master in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970.
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