Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Building the PSMS House – Which Tools Will you Use?
Speaker: Lucy Sarkisyan, Southern California Gas Company
Explore how operators engaged in planning and implementation of a PSMS are using the tools available through These included the Planning, implementation and Evaluation tools.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Complex Change Got You Scared? – How Operators are Effectively Managing Change in the Pipeline Industry
Speakers: Shae Rowland, Enbridge
Sana Zaidi, ARM, Senior Solution Engineer, Sustainability, SAP America, Inc.
Many pipeline operators consider Management of Change (MOC) within the code requirements of Transmission Integrity and Control Room Management. RP 1173 suggests broader coverage including changes to “technology, equipment, procedures, and organization (not just procedures), whether permanent or temporary, and incorporates planning for the effects of the changes” (API RP 1173). Learn how companies have implemented broader MOC’s within their organizations.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
An Extension of Your Organization – How Contractors are being Engaged in PSMS
Speakers: Chris Moulden, Mechanical Contractor, ARB
Sam Minifie, API
Does your Pipeline Safety Management System incorporate Contractors? This session will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to hear how large natural gas pipeline contractors ARB and NPL are implementing Pipeline Safety Management Systems and integrating them with Natural Gas Pipeline Operators. These contractors will discuss current efforts by their respective companies to insure leadership and management commitment, stakeholder engagement, and operational controls they are implementing and planning to assure safety in their operations. ARB will reveal experiences they have had in integrating their PSMS with So Cal Gas. NPL will reveal key strategies including implementing technology solutions and incentives for increasing safety and stakeholder engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain priceless insight and learn how to fortify your natural gas pipeline safety management system!

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
DIY – KPI’s and Measuring the Value Created by Your PSMS
Speakers: Graham Emmerson, Enbridge
Jody Mitchell, Senior Director Energy & Utilities, Mosaic
Learn how companies are using lagging and leading/proactive Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards to effectively present information to allow optimal decision making and illustrate the effectiveness of their PSMS.

Conformance to API RP 1173 is driving activity in the natural gas industry. In June 2018, Mosaic conducted a benchmark study to gather insight into how utilities and pipeline operators are implementing or modifying PSMS based on the 10 elements of 1173. This presentation will touch on the original key findings, share updates from industry frontrunners in PSMS, and shine light on regulatory expectations and movement at a state and national level.