NG D&T Integrity Management

Meet the NG D&T Integrity Management Program Development Team. Learn more about the Operations Conference.

April 15, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Mitigation Tactics for an Aging Pipeline Infrastructure
An overview of programmatic tactics employed for pipeline integrity, such as material specification investigations considering known manufacturer defects; historical record validation of testing, fusion/weld, installation methods; and prioritization of replacement.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Back to the Future of Non-Destructive Examination
Speaker: Michael Walsh, Account Manager, AMETEK Power Instruments
Ryan Van Gordon, Integrity Management Engineer, NW Natural
Julius Samson, Integrity Management Engineer, NW Natural
Pipeline operators are facing pressure from regulators to guarantee the accuracy and integrity of their pipeline while wanting to keep the maintenance budget as cost-effective as possible. Here’s how! A 3D scanning device accurate to less than 1 thousandth of an inch user-independent and allowing corrosion and dent analysis in seconds.

April 16, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Public Policy + Perception Impacting Integrity
Speaker: Mason Lau, RNG Plant Engineer, FortisBC
Public perception and current policy are challenging the natural gas industry to come up with environmentally conscientious alternatives. Renewable natural gas is one alternative that is being explored. As RNG becomes a more viable option, system integrity is a crucial part of the conversation.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Corrosion Integrity Management
This session will give an overview of various distribution integrity management programs that reduce the threat of corrosion as well as looking at corrosion engineering today including current challenges, recruiting efforts, NACE certification, new technologies, and the future of the industry.