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NEW Gas Transmission Pipeline Rule Workshop

June 9-11, 2020

Join us June 9-11, 2020 in Houston at our corporate office and dedicated training facility for a deep dive into the recently finalized Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines rule. There is a lot to unpack with this rule.  This workshop will not only dive deep into the rule requirements and some of its nuances, but there will be several practical hands-on exercises for the audience to ensure you come away with the knowledge necessary to comply with various elements of the new rule. RCP has partnered with Mike Rosenfeld for portions of this workshop, so you are sure to learn from the best in the industry.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for gas transmission operator personnel who are responsible for implementing any part of the rule requirements, including:

  • MAOP Validation and Reconfirmation,
  • Engineering Critical Assessments,
  • Material Verification Planning,
  • Moderate Consequence Area analysis,
  • Spike Test planning and execution,
  • Pipeline Integrity Outside of HCAs.

What You Will Learn

This 3-day workshop provides participants a deep dive into the Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines rulemaking. There will be several practical and interactive exercises for the audience to perform, ensuring they come away knowledgeable with “what” is required, but also “how” to conduct certain analyses that are new to the gas transmission pipeline regulations.

About the Trainers

RCP trainers have a wealth of industry experience and provide participants a practical perspective on operations and maintenance activities at a level all can understand and are very effective in answering any questions.

Mr. Rosenfeld is an experienced consultant in pipeline fitness for service, pipeline integrity, pipeline design and construction, causes of pipeline failures, pipeline regulations and standards, and related matters. He has performed numerous pipeline failure investigations and root cause failure analyses; research funded by the pipeline industry on the effects of mechanical damage, fatigue, pipeline integrity threat interactions, and methods to determine the probable grade of undocumented pipe materials; engineering analyses of a broad range of design, operations, or integrity matters for numerous pipeline operators; and provided expert support in litigation. He chairs the Subgroup on Design, Materials, and Construction of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Committee and serves on other ASME piping standards development committees. Mr. Rosenfeld has authored or co-authored over 90 published articles or public presentations dating to 1988, is an ASME Fellow, and is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Ohio. He previously worked with Kiefner & Associates (27 years), Battelle (6 years), and Impell Corporation (4 years). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and a Master of Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981).

Chris Foley has a deep understanding of the new gas transmission regulation, including participating on the Joint Industry Trade Association Task Group to prepare for and submit comments throughout the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee process.  Mr. Foley owns three patents for MaxOp, which is widely considered the gold standard used across the gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry for MAOP validation. He serves on the ANSI GPTC Z380 Gas Piping Technology Committee and the American Gas Association Engineering Committee.  Mr. Foley has almost 30 years’ experience developing and implementing engineering and regulatory compliance solutions and technology for the oil and gas industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a specialty in Systems Safety Engineering from Texas A&M University.

To register for our workshop, click here.