This 2-day seminar is designed for pipeline company personnel in regulatory compliance, operational, or engineering roles. The seminar program will cover detailed information in select focus areas to benefit actual practitioners, but it will also cover a range of topics in an abbreviated manner that is suitable for management.
The seminar will review major compliance requirements of the following elements of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations affecting the operation of gas and hazardous liquids pipelines - CFR 49, Parts 192 and 195:
Pipeline Integrity Management
Regulatory requirements for Pipeline Integrity Management will be covered in detail.
In addition, the seminar will examine compliance requirements and options for these specific elements of pipeline integrity management:
Participants will receive a detailed set of course notes for reference after the course. Fee includes lunch and refreshment breaks on both days.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Special attention will also be given to Operator Qualification in particular:
LecturersDavid E. Bull, ARM, is well known throughout the gas industry for outstanding training programs, development of the odorization audit and expertise in regulatory compliance and evaluating damage prevention programs. His experience includes risk assessments for over 75 gas utilities for AEGIS Insurance Services, membership on the Damage Prevention Quality Action Team (Dig Safely) and as a staff member at the Transportation Safety Institute, Pipeline Division. David has over 28 years experience helping pipeline operators to assess and manage their risk and liability exposures. Mr. Bull is also a principal in ViaData LLC, publishers of WinD.O.T., The Pipeline Safety Encyclopedia and Contributing Editor to Pipeline & Gas Technology magazine. George Williamson, is currently Segment Engineering Technical Authority – Inspection, for the Upstream Global Projects group within BP. He has more than 25 years of Operations, Maintenance and Integrity Management experience. He is a registered professional engineer, NACE certified corrosion and a cathodic protection specialist. He has managed compliance and integrity programs for production facilities, gathering systems, liquid and gas transmission pipelines.
1. Pipeline Safety Laws
2. Regulatory Structure
3. Overview of the Regulations
4. Enforcement Process
5. Class Locations
6. Reporting Requirements
7. Regulatory Update
8. MAOP and MOP Determination for Gas and Liquids Pipelines
9. Integrity Management
Interpretations and notes
Glossary and acronyms