2018 CGA Gas Measurement and Regulation School

Monday, June 4th, 2018-Thursday, June 7th, 2018
 Edmonton South Conference Centre (Delta/Marriott)
4404 Gateway Boulevard NW Edmonton, Alberta

 

2018 CGA Gas Measurement & Regulation School Program

 Back to School
Monday, June 4th, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmEarlybird Registration
Empire/Royal Room

2:00 pm - 4:00 pmExhibitor Set Up Only
Empire/Royal Room
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmOPTIONAL TOUR (must preregister): ATCO Meter Shop Tour (11751 – 186 St NW Edmonton)
Tour of the ATCO Measurement, Electronics, Instrumentation, and Distribution (MEID) facility. Each year the MEID facility touches over 90,000 diaphragm, rotary, electronic volume corrector, and turbine meters. This includes a combination of testing, sealing, and repairing of gas meters. This facility also handles the distribution of meters across ATCO’s service territory and gas detection equipment servicing and calibration.

Shuttle will depart from hotel lobby at 3:30 pm sharp.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmEarlybird Networking Meet and Greet and Eat
Match Pub + Eatery
Match Eatery + Public House is a modern Public house with a casual and inviting atmosphere located on the main floor inside Grand Villa Casino. Join us for a meet and greet at our earlybird event! You must preregister to attend and pick up your name badge at registration prior to arrival. Shuttle services will be provided to and from the venue. Details will be provided closer to the event! Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration, Breakfast and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
9:00 am - 9:30 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Imperial Room

9:30 am - 10:15 amKeynote - Excel in Life
Imperial Room
Jennifer Botterill, Excel in Life
Jennifer addresses how to approach life with a new standard of excellence. She shares strategies on how to excel at a new level of performance. She provides techniques on how to perform at this standard on a consistent, sustainable basis. Jennifer identifies tools on how to facilitate your peak performance in a variety of settings. Jennifer has also been a part of many gold medal teams. She provides insights on coming together to achieve even greater success. Jennifer’s perspective can help with bringing out the best in those around you, and with finding your own true potential.
10:15 am - 10:30 amRefreshments and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
10:30 am - 11:00 amCanadian Material Traceability Guidelines
Imperial Room
David McConkey, Manager of Operations and Safety, Canadian Gas Association
Angela Scott, Manager Pipeline Engineering, Union Gas Limited, An Enbridge Company
John Anderson, Regional Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions
As operators and manufacturers attempt to implement material traceability, alignment across all stakeholders on exactly what records are required is critical. CGA has written guidelines to outline minimum record requirements for use by both operators and manufacturers in an effort to support implementation across all stakeholders.
11:00 am - 11:45 amWhat's Current?
Imperial Room
11:45 am - 12:00 pmDelegates move to plated luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Empire/Royal Room
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmDessert and Coffee with Exhibitors
Empire/Royal Room

2:00 pm - 2:15 pmDelegates move to concurrent sessions
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Basic Measurement Theory – Code: MR101
Jasper Room
Robert Barchard, Barchard Engineering
This session provides an overview of gas measurement and how it operates, conversion of gas units, and basic gas laws.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmBasic Pressure Regulation Theory - Code: MR102
Calgary Room
Michel Couillard, Training Adviser, Natural Gas Training Institute
This session is devoted entirely to the study of pressure regulation fundamentals and the basics of self-operated gas regulator.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmAdvanced Odourant Systems - Code: MR302
Fort McMurray Room
Richard Waller, President, Foothills Industrial Products
This session will cover operation and maintenance of odourant systems (each types, sampling, odorator/ odorometer, olfactory testing), vessel filling, transportation.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmUpdate on the future of EVC and Communications
Medicine Hat Room
Pierre Dufour, Manager, Product Marketing , Honeywell
As exhibited by the recent Mirai virus attack, Security and CyberSecurity is becoming a growing topic for the Gas Distribution applications. This presentation will take you through the best practices that should be followed to safely deploy cellular based devices out in the field. This presentation will also take you through some of the latest trends that mobile technologies enable and how they can be applied to the gas industries, touching subjects around enabled work force and connected mobile worker.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshments and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Intermediate Measurement Theory - Code: MR201
Jasper Room
Martin Schlebach, Director, Global Business Development, Ultrasonics, Emerson Automation Solutions
Understanding measurement equipment used in the control of pipeline systems. Advanced metering devices such as, Pitot Tube, Coriolis, Annubar and Ultrasonic measurement devices . Define and explain the function of “Pressure Factor Measurement “ in the pipeline system.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmIntermediate Pressure Regulation Theory - Code: MR202
Calgary Room
Rob Dolhai, Eastern Regional Manager, A.F. Hall – A division of KTI Limited
Regulators and Reliefs Intermediate (Types and components of regulators) Pilot Loaded/Unloaded, Self-operated, elastimer/boot style, spring, relief.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdvanced Gas Quality Analysis Theory - Code: MR303
Fort McMurray Room
Bryan Chambers, International Sales Consultant , Heath
This session will cover gas chromatograph theory and response by utility, gas sampling systems.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmGas Losses, UFG and System Uncertainty
Medicine Hat Room
Ilia Bluvshtein, Principle Measurement Advisor , Union Gas Limited, An Enbridge Company
The paper discusses relation between gas losses, UFG, and System Uncertainty. UFG is comprised of two elements: Baseline as historical average and System Uncertainty as scatter around historical average. Identified and evaluated contributors to Baseline and System Uncertainty for a transmission and distribution company.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmExhibitors Reception
Empire/Royal Room


Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 amDelegate Breakfast and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
9:00 am - 10:30 amMeasurement Canada Update
Imperial Room
Mario Dupuis, Director of the Approval and Calibration Service Laboratory, Measurement Canada
  • Overview of Measurement Canada (MC) and Gas Measurement Regulation
  • Utility Metering Division – Organization for Gas Sector
  • Regulatory Update
  • Gas Measurement Policy and Specification Projects status for 2017-2018 and 2018-19
10:30 am - 10:45 amRefreshments and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
10:45 am - 11:30 amConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Station Design Theory - Code: MR104
Jasper Room
Julien Samson, Senior Station Engineer, Union Gas Limited, An Enbridge Company
Identify the main components and accessories of systems and pipelines on an isometric plan. Describe the symbols and rules of representation of the instrumentation according to ISA standards.
10:45 am - 11:30 amElectrical Safety - Code: MR203
Calgary Room
Jason Laforest, Electrical and Controls Engineer, Union Gas Limited, An Enbridge Company
This session introduces the learner to Electrical Hazardous Area classification and the terminology and identification of different electrical devices. The learner will be able to state the necessary safety requirements related to working on electrical equipment.
10:45 am - 11:30 amGas Laws and Calculations - Code: MR305
Fort McMurray Room
Rick MacKay, Measurement Canada
This session will provide a basic understanding of gas laws and the properties of natural gas behaviour. It outlines the behaviour and properties of natural gas under varying pressures, temperatures, and flow conditions and the relevant calculations, as it pertains to gas distribution.
10:45 am - 11:30 amSmart Distribution Networks for Natural Gas
Medicine Hat Room
Max Ambrosi, Commercial manager, Pietro Fiorentini
Technology, evolution and development to make gas network more efficient, flexible to gas injection and ready for integration with renewable energy.
11:30 am - 11:45 amDelegates move to concurrent sessions (coffee will not be provided until the designated break)
11:45 am - 12:30 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Gas Detector Instruments (Hands-on) - Code: MR112
Jasper Room
Patricia Kittelberger, Instrumentation Sales Specialist, Gas and Flame Detection Solutions, 3m
Overview of the theory and operation of gas detection instruments.
11:45 am - 12:30 pmIntermediate Gas Quality Analysis Theory - Code: MR205
Calgary Room
Amelie Edmonstone, Senior GSM Technologist, Gas Specifications Management, ATCO Gas, Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit
Understanding the analysis of gas, energy, dew point, etc. Energy value of gas, dew point measurement, monitoring other parts of gas quality.
11:45 am - 12:30 pmRemote Telemetry - Code: MR306
Fort McMurray Room
Richard Bourque, Technical Support Manager, AUTOSOL
Understanding different types of remote monitoring and interpreting data, alarm set-point theory.
11:45 am - 12:30 pmAuto-Adjust Turbo Meter Demonstration
Medicine Hat Room
Paul Honchar, Sr. Product Manager Turbo and Sonix Meters, Sensus
A live working demonstration of the Auto-Adjust Turbo-Meter's ability to diagnose normal and abnormal conditions and lead the operator to solutions.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
Empire/Royal Room
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmDessert and Coffee with Exhibitors
Empire/Royal Room

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Environmental Management Planning Code: MR106
Jasper Room
Weronica Isaksson, Environmental Advisor, ATCO Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit
The purpose of this unit is to introduce key environmental policies and procedures.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmFiltration Theory - Code: MR206
Calgary Room
Herb Hammer, Foothills Industrial Products
This session introduces the learner to filters, separators, and strainers that remove contaminants from the gas stream. This session also explains maintenance and operational procedures.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmPilot Regulator Heaters (Hands-on) - Code: MR316
Fort McMurray Room
Scott James, Lakeside Controls
John Anderson, Regional Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions
Operation, inspection, and maintenance of pilot gas-style heaters.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmInnovations in Instrument Gas Heating Technology
Medicine Hat Room
Carlos Uribe, Regional Manager, Pietro Fiorentini
Maintaining the appropriate process temperature for natural gas transmission & distribution systems is essential for ensuring the safe operation of of all pressure-containing instrumentation equipment. Max Ambrosi of Pietro Fiorentini will discuss some recent technological innovations in this field.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshments and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Basic Corrosion - Code: MR105
Jasper Room
Daniel Veenstra, Corrosion Specialist, Union Gas Limited, An Enbridge Company
Cathodic protection (CP) is a method of controlling corrosion on below grade structures. This session covers theory and practical considerations for the application and monitoring of CP and corrosion control systems used in the natural gas industry.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmOdourant Systems - Code: MR207
Calgary Room
Amanda Kersell, EIT Facilities Engineering Department, ATCO Gas
This session will provide an overview of the types of odourization systems and their operation (e.g., drip, injection, and bypass).
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmLine Heating Devices – Boilers (Hands-on) - Code: MR311
Fort McMurray Room
Andrew Meier, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Operation, inspection, and maintenance of boiler line heaters.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmTechnically Safe: How Technical Controls Create Safety for Industrial Control Systems
Medicine Hat Room
David Blanco, Business Development Manager, AUTOSOL
Managers have assumptions about their safety procedures that go overlooked when creating cybersecurity policies. First, that the data used for decision-making is accurate. Second, that there is only one entity exerting control over the equipment on that network. If these assumptions are false, then a company’s safety policy is undermined. This session will present the cybersecurity benefits of technical controls for industrial control systems over policy based ones as part of a safety program.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmExhibitors Reception
Empire/Royal Room

6:00 pm - 8:00 pmBanquet
Top of the Inn

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 amDelegate Breakfast and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
9:00 am - 9:45 amThe world is “cooking with gas”: is Canada leading or following?
Imperial Room
Timothy Egan, President, Canadian Gas Association
9:45 am - 10:00 amDelegates move to concurrent sessions (coffee will not be provided until the designated break)
No location
10:00 am - 10:45 amConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Basic Regulator Devices (Hands-on) - Code: MR113
Jasper Room
Richard Waller, President, Foothills Industrial Products
Overview and cut-outs of self-operated regulators.
10:00 am - 10:45 amValve Maintenance (Hands-on) - Code: MR211
Calgary Room
Joe Pirkl, VP, Sales, Services & Training, Sealweld Corporation
Valves must be kept in good operating condition. Operation of valves relies on proper maintenance and lubrication to keep valves ready and functional. This learning session explains the proper procedures for proper maintenance of valves both below and above grade.
10:00 am - 10:45 amMeasurement Canada Specifications - Code: MR307
Fort McMurray Room
Mario Dupuis, Director of the Approval and Calibration Service Laboratory, Measurement Canada
Upon completion of this training module, learners will have gain better understanding of : Where do specifications fit in the EGI regulatory context / How are specifications developed / Types of specifications Measurement Canada develops and issues / Specifications content / Specification enforcement.
10:00 am - 10:45 amUse of Standard Stations at AltaGas Utilities Inc.
Medicine Hat Room
Braden Kowalyk, Design Engineer , AltaGas Utilities Inc.
Jayne Blinzer, Design Engineer, AltaGas Utilities Inc.
Through the use of standardized stations AUI has been able to quickly reuse and repurpose stations to fit changing priorities within the company. Details will be given on design considerations in developing and updating station standards. And, “lessons learned” will be discussed by examining some of AUI’s station replacement projects where station standardization has been both a benefit and a hindrance.
10:45 am - 11:00 amRefreshments and Exhibition
Empire/Royal Room
11:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibitor Tear Down Only (exhibitors are asked not to remove their displays until this time so delegates have optimal viewing time)
Empire/Royal Room
11:00 am - 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
Line Heater Theory - Code: MR103
Jasper Room
Kent McLeod, Director of Operations, Tecvalco
This session introduces line heater theory (where, when, why, and how line heating is applied).
11:00 am - 11:45 amAdvanced Regulator Devices (Hands-on) - Code: MR213
Calgary Room
Eric Kaert, E.I.T., Gas Utilities Specialist, Spartan Controls
Understanding internal workings of loading and unloading style pilot operated regulators with hands on demos, cut outs and example disassembly. Upon completion of this session learners will be able to: - Identify the measuring elements, throttling elements and main internal components - Explain how the regulators function - Know how to adjust restrictors, dampers, and spring settings - See how different trims and noise attenuation work and are installed - Understand which components wear and need to be replaced or maintained - Explain the maintenance procedure for the main body and pilot
11:00 am - 11:45 amOdourant Injection Equipment (Hands-on) - Code: MR317
Suite 1131
Justin Harrington, National Sales Manager, AF Hall, A Division of KTI LTD
Understanding odourant injection equipment.
11:00 am - 11:45 amATCO's Pressure Regulating Trailer
Medicine Hat Room
Scott Torrance, ATCO
Chris Yin, Facilities Engineering, Gas Distribution , ATCO Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit
In order to provide the best customer service during an emergency situation, ATCO designed and constructed a pressure regulating trailer that is able to support our gas distribution system in the event of a disruption to one of our stations. From the ingenuity of our staff, they saw a gap in what industry provided and created a solution that more than exceeded our expectations.
11:45 am - 12:00 pmDelegates move to closing luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmClosing Lunch and Prize Draws
Top of the Inn