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September 2017 Issue of the Operations & Engineering Newsletter – Now Available

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SGA Operations & Engineering Newsletter – September 2017

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Fall Gas Conference & Expo
Sept. 26-29 Louisville, KY
Access multiple classes and workshops under one roof for timely, relevant industry training! 

With an “a la carte” approach, attendees can pick and choose what they want to attend and create a schedule that specifically meets their needs

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Featured Events
Interest Group Updates
SGA Network
Gas Machinery Research
Blog Highlights
Mutual Assistance Update: Hurricane Irma
First Responder Emergency Management Resource Available
Mutual Assistance Update: Hurricane Harvey
811 Day Call Before You Dig! 


Gas Supply Marketing Executive Energy Forum
October 20 | Houston, TX

SGA’s Gas Supply Marketing (GSM) Committee and the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business are collaborating to bring together energy executives, graduate students and academia to discuss the future of energy, the environment and the economy this October at the inaugural GSM Executive Energy ForumThere will also be a keynote speaker discussing the future role of natural gas in a world with an increasing focus on lower carbon emissions and sustainability.

UPDATE: In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the format of this event has changed. Students and attendees will now gather together to discuss how to prepare for and handle emergency management responses to incidents affecting natural gas and related-energy companies. 

Register Today

Emergency Management
Developed by SGA’s Emergency Management Committee, the Control of Natural Gas in an Emergency booklet is an easy-to-use reference guide for first responders to use in preparing for natural gas emergencies. 

Click here to learn more or place an order. Interested in getting a sample copy of the booklet or learning how the booklet can be customized for your company? Contact Jake Wagner.


Environmental Compliance During Pipeline Construction Workshop

Schedule an In-House Workshop for Your Company! This includes Introduction to Natural Gas Industry, Pipeline Design and more.

  • For more information on hosting a workshop for your team or company, contact Gary Hines for details.
Gas Machinery Research Council

Gas Machinery Conference

October 1-4 | Pittsburgh, PA 

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.

  • Discounted hotel rates end September 14!
Register Today

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.


Leak Detection – Gas Pipelines

O&E WEBINAR SESSION 7: Monday, September 25, 9:30 to 11:30 am CT  

Presenter:Mark Walsh, Regional Sales Manager, Simulation and Optimization, DNV GL Software

This session will cover:

  • Regulations
  • Good practices – including API 1149 and API 1175
  • Valve spacing
  • Remote, automatic control
  • DNV GL Synergi Pipeline Simulator (leak-finder software)
    • Highlights of the software
    • Example of applications
Register Today

This series of 10 LIVE web conferences promotes the discussion, learning and knowledge about issues and potential improvements for natural gas facilities processes.

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