Natural Gas Distribution + Transmission Integrity Management

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Meet the Natural Gas Distribution + Transmission Integrity Management PDT.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Regulatory Update: How are you getting ready?
Join us to hear the latest on pipeline regulations stemming from PHMSA’s upcoming “Mega Rule”. We will discuss topics such as Moderate Consequence Areas (MCAs), “grandfathered” pipeline facilities, assessment and repair criteria, records verification, and MAOP guidelines.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Qualitative and Probabilistic Risk Models, Data Driven Models for a New Era of Pipeline Safety
Speakers: CM Umachi, Pipeline Risk Management Engineer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Mari Shironishi, Pipeline Integrity Manager, Southern California Gas Company
Topics include: Operator description of implementation of a probabilistic risk model in TIMP, challenges and lessons learned; and Operator description of implementation of quantitative risk model with a focus on data integration.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Unique Ways of Pigging
Come listen in on what it takes to make a pipeline system completely piggable. We will be discussing the challenges, associated costs, as well as the public safety/customer focus surrounding making gas pipelines piggable. In addition, New Jersey Natural will be speaking about how they took on this challenge and made their system completely piggable.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Legacy Cross Bore and Material Traceability Programs
Speakers: Jason Walborn, Business Development, ProPipe
Carter Saline, Quality Specialist, Enbridge
This session will cover two vital topics. ProPipe will discuss the importance of Legacy Cross Bore Program and the ways of developing and implementing it most efficiently. Enbridge will provide a basic understanding of material traceability and its implementation across the natural gas industry. The discussions will show examples of successful programs.