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May 2017 Issue of the Operations & Engineering Newsletter

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SGA Operations and Engineering Newsletter

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Environmental, Safety & Health and Training Conference

June 13-15 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

ESHT includes focused roundtables for 5 key areas of the industry:

  • Environmental
  • Safety & Health
  • Training
  • Inclusion & Diversity - New this year!
  • Gas Forecasters - New this year!

This conferences also features 30+ exhibitors for attendees to find out the latest in services and products available to the industry. 

Join us in Fort Lauderdale to learn new ideas, uncover the answers you’ve been looking for and meet new new peers.

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Featured Events
Interest Group Updates
SGA Network
Gas Machinery Research
Blog Highlights
May Issue 2017 of the Network News – Now Available
Special Message from Elizabeth McCormick, Keynote Speaker at ESHT 2017
SGA Service Award Recipients Recognized at 2017 Management Conference
SGA Community Service Award Winners Recognized at 2017 Management Conference
Highlights from the 2017 Management Conference  
SGA Welcomes New Members in 2017

Offshore & Coastal Pipeline Operations Forum

June 20-22 | Lake Charles, LA

This forum provides an excellent opportunity for operations superintendents and managers, technicians, foremen and support supervisors and managers of natural gas coastal region and offshore facilities to learn from one another’s experiences, share smart and best practices and develop strategies for future seasons. 

Hotel block closes June 5. Sign up today to save!

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Operating Conference

July 17-19 | Atlanta, GA

The Operating Conference format is a focused roundtable discussion with 22 concurrent facilitated sessions to choose from.

Attendees learn smart practices and real life lessons from peers. Breakout sessions with presentations from subject matter experts open the conference following the keynote address.

Rates increase June 17. Sign up today to save!

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Marketing, Customer Experience and Communications Conference

August 8-10 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

This conference is ideal for professionals who work in sales & marketing, customer experience and communications/public awareness. 

MCEC offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, solve problems, learn and share innovative ideas or best practices, learn about the latest products, technologies, and solutions to issues facing today’s natural gas professional.

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The Advanced Leak Detection User Group recently visited ConEd in New York City. Attendees were able to tour the facilities and get an insider’s perspective on advancements in leak detection. 

  • If you are interested in participating in the Advanced Leak Detection User Group, please contact Kent Hobart.

A new Inclusion & Diversity Task Force was recently created. The group is hosting their first roundtable at the 2017 Environmental, Safety & Health and Training Conference in June.

The Emergency Management Committee is co-hosting a special Emergency Management Workshop with the Carolinas Public Gas Association in June. The workshop will focus on training for managing natural disasters and third-party damage emergencies.

SGA rolled out a New Sponsorship Program this year. Read more about the changes here.


Pipeline Design Workshop

Emergency Management Workshop

Pipeline Safety Management Systems Deep Dive Roundtable & Best Practices

Advanced Pipeline Design Series Workshops

Environmental Compliance during Pipeline Construction Workshop

  • October 4-6 | Nashville, TN | Register

Did you know? SGA provides in-house workshops! For more information on hosting a workshop for your team or company, contact Gary Hines for details.

Gas Machinery Research Council

Introduction to Gas Turbines & Centrifugal Gas Compressors

June 6-7 | Nashville, TN 

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.    

Factors in Compressor Station Design

June 6-8 | Nashville, TN 

This 2½ day workshop provides engineers and design professionals information on how to design and integrate the various parts of a compressor station into an effective and efficient system. It will provide practical knowledge on how to design a new compressor station or evaluate the design of an existing compressor station.    

Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop

July 18-20 | Atlanta, GA 

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.       

Applied Principles of Engines and Compressors

October 31-November 3 | Plano, TX 

This in-depth workshop is an engine fundamentals class that provides a solid foundation to any employee involved in the operation of prime movers.  Although the principles described in this class are simple and easy to understand, the class is both stimulating and challenging.  Upon completion, each person will have a basic understanding of the equipment configuration and operation and will be capable of simple troubleshooting and problem recognition for their gas compression equipment.

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