July 28 - 30, 2015

Omni William Penn Hotel - Pittsburgh PA



This GMRC workshop is designed to meet the needs of analysts, operators, maintenance personnel and engineers who are involved in predictive and preventive maintenance programs throughout the natural gas industry. Presentations that range from basic to advanced will provide participants with a wide range of practical information.

WORKSHOP TOPICS (Below are the 2014 topics)

  • Catalyst 101 - John Robinson, Catalytic Combustion
  • Practical reciprocating compressor pulsation/vibration design and troubleshooting guidelines and methods - Frank Fifer, Peerless Dynamics
  • The Mechanics of the Bolted Joint  -  Pete Harrell, P.E.
  • Turbine Compressor Basics  - Dr. Sean Tavares, SwRI and Mike Hinners, Solar Turbines
  • LogP-LogV and HP relationship - Randy Anderson, CECO
  • Exterran Case Studies
    • Pulsation
    • Using 1st derivative to identify a ring leakage Issue
  • Basic design, operation and maintenance of engine/compressor cylinder/packing/valve guide lubrication systems. This will also cover the basics of lubrication rate calculation, system trouble shooting and easily accomplished yearly procedures to keep any lubrication system operating reliably. - Eric Sloan, Sloan Lubrication Systems
  • Gas Recirculation Case Study - David Link & Joe Lavey,  Atmos Energy
  • Windrock Breakout Session

Workshop Committee

Executive Committee (Operating Companies Only)

• Bill Parr, Nisource/Columbia Pipeline Group - Chairman

• David Link, Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex - Past Chairman

• Greg Moosa, Williams Gas Pipeline

• Bruce Howerton, Williams Gas Pipeline

• Gary Smith, Kinder Morgan

• Ralph Mireles, Kinder Morgan

• Dan Rem, Spectra Energy

* Brandon Hicks, Williams Gas Pipeline

* Scott Fletcher, Nisource/Columbia Pipeline Group

* Joe Lavy, Atmos Energy

General Committee (vendors)

Ramiro Leon, Exterran/Bolivia; Randy Anderson, CECO;  Warren Laible, Windrock

Professional Development Hours

This workshop qualifies for 21 Professional Development Hours

Event Information

Course Fee: $595 GMRC member company employees; $895 Non-members

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues/Wed. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday

A small tabletop exhibit is included in the program.

Trouble registering?  Click Registration Help  for more information or phone (972) 620-8505

Hotel Information

  • Omni William Penn Hotel - 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA  15219
  • GMRC Room Rate:  $169 - Book by:  July 6, 2015
  • Reservation:  CLICK HERE or Call 1-800-THE-OMNI
  • Event attendees must contact the hotel directly (either by phone or the posted hotel reservation link) to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.


Contact MemberServices@southerngas.org  or phone (972) 620-8505



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