Pipeline News

On February 11th and 12th, Tom Miesner taught a customized class for the Project Controls Group for a large pipeline operator.

The class was 1.5 days and included the following topics:

  • Introduction to Midstream
  • Equipment and Components
  • Field Operations
  • Integrity 1 – What Causes Releases
  • Central Control Room Operations
  • Regulations
  • SCADA and Controls
  • Integrity 2 – Preventing Releases
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Facility Construction 
  • Pipeline Economics

Comments from class particpants included the following:

  • Very helpful and consice overview and introduction.
  • Very interesting section.  Great pictures to explain different potential problems in pipelines.
  • Great explanation of regulatory bodies.  I liked the summary at the end also as it pulls it all together.
  • Good video and screen shots helped explain what the controllers do.
  • Great overview of the industry.  Really liked the visuals and different topics.
  • A lot of good information and the pictures were helpful.
  • I really enjoyed the tables on the different valves and pumps - it was very helpful.
  • Hugh perspective benefits from this section - about Field Operations.
  • Great summary of economics in the pipeline business.
  • Great HDD video.
  • This was one of the main topics I wanted to cover (Construction). Good coverage in my opinion.
  • Videos were good to watch to build understanding.
  • Ver relevant to the economic climate today.
  • Short and sweet with just the right amount of detail - about Facility Construction.
  • Great intro to integrity.  These sections have been among my favorite.
  • Favorite section. Ties together other sections. Extremely useful/helpful - about Pipeline Construction.