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Summer / Fall Conference Schedule

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

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

Southern Gas Association (SGA) Operating Conference & Exhibits
July 28 – 30, 2014
New Orleans, LA

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

New! Pipeline Pressure Testing Workshop:
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 49 CFR 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.

Arkansas Gas Association Annual Conference
September 14 -16, 2014
Fayetteville, Arkansas

International Pipeline Conference & Exposition (IPC /IPE)
September 29 – October 3, 2014
Calgary, AB, Canada
RCP will be exhibiting in Booth #531 at the Expo.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet RCP’s President, Bill Byrd, and attend his presentation on “Site-Specific Quantitative Pipeline Risk Analysis using Monte Carlo Methods” (Track 12). The paper was co-authored by Matthew Wylie, Chief Information Officer and General Counsel at RCP Inc.

This paper will compare a site specific quantitative risk analysis using traditional “average” risk ranking methods to a more complex Monte Carlo analysis which uses a range of possibilities and consequences for each threat – each with their own probability. The comparison is based on the California “Guidance Protocol for School Site Pipeline Risk Analysis,”” a quantitative risk analysis protocol which uses average probability and consequence values, and will extend it to explain how a more complex Monte Carlo analysis of those same risk factors can give a more comprehensive understanding of anticipated risks and consequences.