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MAY ISSUE OF THE OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING NEWSLETTER – NOW AVAILABLE

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OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING NEWSLETTER May 2016
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FEATURED EVENTS
Emergency Management Workshop
Emergency Management Workshop

May 11 – 13 | Oklahoma City, OK

This annual workshop combines training and education for managing both natural disasters and third party damage emergencies. This year’s workshop will include a special learning opportunity featuring gas operators and an emergency responder who responded to the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building in April of 1995.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Events
Interest Group Updates
SGA Network
Gas Machinery Research
Blog Highlights
BLOG POSTS
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SGA 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
SGA Service Award Recipients Recognized
Four Members Recognized with SGA Leaders Make a Difference Award
2016 Spring Gas Conference – Higlight Video

Integrity Management for Gas Pipelines Workshop
June 8 – 10 | Houston, TX

Integrity Management Workshop Attendees will receive an overview of IMP basics as well as regulatory requirements and processes. Sessions will also highlight at the impact of IMP regulations that are on the horizon. This workshop also includes an interactive discussion centered around learning from past history of the IMP as well as the impact of regulations on the horizon.

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Environmental, Safety & Health, And Training Conference
June 13 – 15 | Baltimore, MD

Conference Environmental Roundtable
Safety & Health Roundtable
Training Professionals Roundtable

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Operating Conference & Exhibits
July 25-27 | Houston, TX

Operating Conference & Exhibits Attendees will learn smart practices and lessons learned from their peers with 22 concurrent facilitated sessions to choose from. Breakout sessions with presentations from subject matter experts open the conference following the keynote address.

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INTEREST GROUP UPDATES
Pipeline Research Report
To accelerate interaction and collaboration within the industry, SGA is proposing to offer a “one-stop shop” to highlight the recent suite of pipeline technologies being studied and new developments delivered. The Pipeline Research Report will create a centralized hub for access to the latest industry-related research and technology advancement. This service will also provide aggregate information and resources to discover more about each specific project. Learn more about the concept on the SGA blog.
Gas Machinery Research Council
Introduction to Gas Turbines and Centrifugal Compressors
June 14 – 15 | Houston, TX
This is a two-day seminar for Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor users who are interested acquiring an understanding of basic gas turbine and gas compressor working principles. The instructors are recognized experts in gas turbine and gas compressor aero-thermodynamics, rotor dynamics and application principles. GMRC has been conducting this highly-rated workshop for the past 20+ years, with the assistance of materials developed by Solar Turbines.

Foundation Design and Repair
June 14 – 15 | Houston, TX
This course provides valuable guidance for maintenance reliability of compressors. It is intended for engineers, reliability and maintenance technicians and construction technicians with responsibility for reciprocating compressor design and installation. The information will provide knowledge and tools for applying the latest compressor mounting and foundation design and repair techniques to maintain the reliability of their machines. Topics will include The Machine and Its Foundation: Foundation Reaction to Compressor Loads: American Concrete Institute Standards; Tools for Condition Assessment; Basic Properties and Failure Mechanisms and How to Avoid Them. This course is taught by highly respected instructors from Rowan and Associates and Tech Transfer Inc.

Compressor Station Vibration and the Impact on Performance, Cost, and Reliability
June 14 – 16 | Houston, TX
This course focuses on vibration issues affecting compressor stations, including piping systems. Using a series of interactive case studies, the participants will gain a hands-on understanding of vibration issues and solutions at the design stage, as well as during commissioning and troubleshooting.

Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop
July 26 – 28 | Houston, TX
This GMRC workshop is designed to meet the needs of analysts and engineers who are involved in predictive and preventive maintenance programs throughout the natural gas industry. Sessions and presentation ranging from basic to advanced will allow the analysts and engineers to take home information that is useful now.

Combustion Characteristics
August 23 – 26 | Plano, TX

Gas Machinery Conference
October 2 5 | Denver, CO

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The GMRC Gas Machinery Conference provides three days of technical training and presentations, presented by the industry’s leading subject matter experts. The conference includes a vendor exhibit showcasing the latest equipment, technology and services. Educational sessions and networking opportunities are valuable for design engineers, facility engineers, technicians and others, with an emphasis on the operation, maintenance, and testing of gas compression machinery.

SGA NETWORK
Operations & Engineering 2016 Web Conference Series
Session 5: Monday, June 27, 2016: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
CONSTRUCTION QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Presenter: Melissa Gould, DNVGL

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This series of 10 LIVE web conferences promotes the discussion, learning and knowledge about issues and potential improvements for natural gas facilities processes. It is intended to provide a technical foundation and stimulate thinking in anticipation of roundtables at the SGA Operating Conference.


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