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Spring/Summer Conference Schedule

Have you registered and confirmed your reservations for these upcoming conferences? RCP and RCP Integrity Services will be attending. We hope to see you there!

AGA Operations Conference 2014
May 20 -23, 2014
Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

The annual AGA Operations Conference is the natural gas industry’s premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management from across North America and the world for the sharing of technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas to the end-user.

RCP’s Executive Consultant, Mr. Larry Decker will be giving a presentation on producing and documenting a quality pipeline pressure test report, “Utilization of an Advanced In-Situ Pressure Test Validation Mode.” This presentation describes the use and benefits of an advanced in-situ pressure test validation model that has been successfully utilized to identify small leaks during ramp up, spike and hold pressures. Example tests deemed “successful” using traditional recordkeeping methods that actually had small leaks will be demonstrated along with traceable, verifiable and complete report outputs.

Texas Gas Association (TGA) Operations & Management Conference
June 10 – 13, 2014
San Marcos, Texas

Louisiana Gas Association (LGA) 2014 Pipeline Safety Conference
July 21 – 25, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Western Regional Gas Conference (WRGC)
August 19 – 20, 2014
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
60 E. Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ

Come early and join us for RCP’s 1-day training session on Pipeline Pressure Testing on Monday, August 18, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. RCP personnel have established themselves as industry experts, designing, implementing and validating pressure test programs for various operators. Recent PHMSA advisories and pending regulations will soon mandate pressure tests for operating gas and liquid pipelines that have not previously been subjected to pressured leak and strength tests. This course will provide an overview of the planning and implementation processes necessary to plan, execute and document pipeline pressure tests efficiently to satisfy code requirements as defined by CFR 49 Parts 192 and 195, consistently. Topics covered include discussion of code terminology and requirements, planning, permitting, preparation of the test segment, testing, returning the line to service and documentation. The price to attend is $250 per person (lunch included). More details and registration can be found on RCP’s website.