2020 CGA Gas Measurement & Regulation School Program

Partnering for Innovation and our Future

Monday, June 8th, 2020
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration
Foyer Richelieu ABC

6:00 pmFree Evening


Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast (No Exhibition)
Foyer Richelieu ABC

8:00 am - 8:15 amHost Welcome and Housekeeping
Malbaie AB
Speaker: Stéphane Santérre TBC, Vice-president, Energir

8:15 am - 8:30 amCGA Welcome
Malbaie AB

8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome from Energir
Malbaie AB

8:45 am - 9:00 amMulcahy Award for Excellence
Malbaie AB

9:00 am - 9:45 amKeynote Address - Partnering for Innovation and our Future
Malbaie AB
Speaker: TBC

9:45 am - 10:15 amRefreshments
Foyer Richelieu ABC

10:15 am - 11:15 amThe Future of Energy in Canada – A President’s Panel Perspectives
Malbaie AB
Speaker: Timothy Egan, President, Canadian Gas Association
Speaker: Francis Bradley, President, Canadian Electricity Association

Join us for a frank armchair discussion between the two heads of national energy associations, the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Electricity Association as they explore issues such as: government energy policies across Canada, energy literacy, and energy resilience.

11:15 am - 12:15 pmWhat's Current
Malbaie AB

12:15 pm - 2:00 pmLunch and Sneak Peak of Exhibition
Richelieu ABC

2:00 pm - 2:15 pmMove to concurrents (no coffee service)

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
M101 - Basic Measurement Theory
Matapedia
Speaker: Ilia Bluvshtein, Enbridge Gas Inc.

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pmS&C101 - Station Design Theory
Tadoussac
Speaker: Cindy Kwok, Facility Engineering, Integrity and Improvements, ATCO

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pmRebuilding/Relocation/Refurbishing PNG Pressure Regulating Stations
Saguenay
Speaker: Dominic Feenan, PNG

Over the last two years PNG has installed/significantly modified/relocated 5 stations on its system. This session will provide a valuable overview of some of the key learning points from those projects. It will go into detail on how PNG managed one of these projects, which was the complete change out of a station that supplied a significant portion of gas to Dawson Creek and its surrounding areas, while not interrupting a single customer service.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmLost and Unaccounted for Gas and Load Balancing Studies: A Case Analysis
Tea Room
Speaker: Annie Fournier, Energir
Speaker: Dany Boulanger, Energir

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshments
Foyer Richelieu ABC

3:30 pm - 4:15 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
R101 - Basic Pressure Regulation Theory
Matapedia
Speaker: Carlos Uribe, Sales Manager, Pietro Fiorentini

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3:30 pm - 4:15 pmSC&C102 - Line Heater Theory
Tadoussac
Speaker: John Seaman, Technical Learning Supervisor, AltaGas Utilities

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3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFacility Integrity Management Program
Saguenay
Speaker: Ryan McDougall, EIT II, Facilities Integrity Advisor, Enbridge Gas Inc.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pmPipeline Ultrasonic Meter, In Line Inspection and Testing Process
Tea Room
Speaker: Martin Schlebach, Emerson

4:15 pm - 6:00 pmThe You Don’t Want to Miss It! Grand Exhibition Networking Dinner and Entertainment
Richelieu ABC


Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
7:45 am - 9:00 amBreakfast (No Exhibition)
Foyer Richelieu ABC

9:00 am - 9:45 amMeasurement Canada Update
Malbaie AB
Speaker: Mario Dupuis, Utility Metering Division Manager, Measurement Canada

Measurement Canada, an agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is responsible for ensuring accuracy in the selling of measured goods, developing and enforcing the laws related to Traceability of measurement, Approval of devices used in measurement trade, Initial inspection or verification of these devices prior to being placed in service, Monitoring or periodic inspection of these devices and Handling complaints or disputes.

This presentation will provide an update on upcoming priorities and future activities and highlight the importance of collaboration and partnership with Measurement Canada’s key stakeholders to facilitate the adoption of new emerging and innovative products, including the important and essential gas sector, while protecting consumers and contributing to a fair and efficient marketplace.

9:45 am - 10:30 amRole of the RNG in the Energy Transition and in the Quebec Economy Development
Richelieu ABC
Speaker: Mathieu Johnson, RNG Director, Energir

With the adoption of the new 2030 energetic Policy, the government of Quebec has clearly indicated its intention to diversify its sources of energy in its fight against climate change. Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) has been specifically named and considered as a source of alternative energy, and the government aimed at fixing the minimum quantity of RNG to be delivered by a natural gas distributor to 5% by 2025. In this context and at a time of an energy transition, production, distribution and consumption of RNG constitutes an opportunity to consider carefully among the energy sources of the future. At Énergir, RNG is at the center of our priorities and has become one of our key measures to support Québec's energy transition by distributing clean, locally produced energy that is perfectly interchangeable with natural gas.

10:30 am - 10:45 amRefreshments
Foyer Richelieu ABC

10:45 am - 11:30 amConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
M102 - Basic Metering Devices (hands on)
Matapedia
Speaker: Pierre Dufour, Honeywell

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10:45 am - 11:30 amS&C201 - Odourant Systems
Tadoussac
Speaker: Lisa Mazur, GSM Technologist, ATCO

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10:45 am - 11:30 amLine Pigging, Mitigation Line, Filters
Saguenay
Speaker: Yann Fradin, Energir

10:45 am - 11:30 amOptimization Project of Energir Meter Shop
Tea Room
Speaker: Olivier Gayet, Energir
Speaker: Stéphanie Royer, Energir
Speaker: Frédérick Daoust, Energir

11:30 am - 11:45 amMove to concurrents (no coffee service)

11:45 am - 12:30 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
R102 - Basic Regulator Devices (hands on)
Matapedia
Speaker: Gregg Schneider, Business Development Manager - Regulators, Honeywell

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11:45 am - 12:30 pmS&C111 - Valves (hands on)
Tadoussac
Speaker: Tim Christopher, Broen
Speaker: Chris Fabbri, Enbridge Gas Inc.

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11:45 am - 12:30 pmHigh Fidelity Sensing Pipeline Leak Detection
Saguenay
Speaker: Steve Koles, Hifi Engineering

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection, but new applications such as pipeline flow rate monitoring are now emerging and promise to deliver extra value to the pipeline operators. Case studies will be provided to showcase the value of using artificial intelligence to explore new frontiers in pipeline monitoring.

11:45 am - 12:30 pmTheft of Measurement Communication Equipment from Remote Sites at AltaGas
Tea Room
Speaker: Michael Dygdala, Supervisor, Gas Measurement, AltaGas Utilities

AltaGas Utilities monitors volume and pressure reads from its sites using cellular communications via a modem powered by solar panels and deep cycle batteries. Theft of these components is an ongoing problem. This presentation will discuss the mitigation steps that have implemented so far and what future steps are being considered.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch with Exhibitors
Richelieu ABC

2:00 pm - 2:15 pmMove to concurrents (no coffee service)
No location

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
M201 - Intermediate Measurement Theory
Matapedia
Speaker: Kerry Checkwitch, Enbridge Gas Transmission

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pmS&C211 - Valve Maintenance (hands on)
Tadoussac
Speaker: Joe Pirkl, Seaweld

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pmDithiazine Deposition
Saguenay
Speaker: John Anderson, Director Business Development, Emerson

High pressure regulating stations have experienced several issues with solid dithiazine deposition, commonly referred to as Sulphur within the industry, when subjected to pressure reductions. This substance coats regulator and valve parts causing sticking, reduced flow and excessive friction that can lead to the eventual failure of the pressure regulator. The discussion will focus around the origin and source of dithiazine as it pertains to triazine chemistry used for Oil and Gas H2S scavenging, conditions in which deposition commonly occurs and how to address the cause and effects with the supplier. Also discussed is how dithiazine deposits affect regulator control and how to clean and rebuild valves and regulators that have experienced prolonged exposure to dithiazine solids.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pmOdourization Systems Overview
Tea Room
Speaker: Ann-Marie Hessian, Enbridge Gas Inc.

The odorization of natural gas is federally mandated for public safety. Odorization systems have been developed to ensure the public can readily detect and report natural gas leaks well before the natural gas reaches dangerous levels. How natural gas is odorized is dependent on a variety of factors, such as application, location, and flow rate. Continual and consistent odorization is especially critical when odorizing distribution lines with high flow rates serving large communities. For such applications, either automatic pump injection or pulse bypass odorization systems are used. As emissions from all field equipment becomes more significant, reducing the carbon footprint from your odorization system can be a win for your organization. Most pump injection systems are actuated using pipeline gas, which is subsequently vented to the atmosphere, making it undesirable for markets striving for low to zero emissions. The number of leak calls your company receives when odorized gas is vented in residential area can also be an issue. It is possible to achieve zero emissions with a pumpless Welker OdorEyes automatic bypass system. In this system, unodorized upstream gas serves as system supply gas and is then used as the blanket pressure source for the odorant tank, thus no gas is vented to the atmosphere. This presentation would go further into detail about the proprietary technology that achieves zero emissions.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshments
Foyer Richelieu ABC

3:30 pm - 4:15 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
R201 - Intermediate Pressure Regulation Theory
Matapedia
Speaker: Carlos Uribe, Sales Manager, Pietro Fiorentini

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3:30 pm - 4:15 pmM311 - Gas Laws and Calculations
Tadoussac
Speaker: Kasey Howe, Business Development - Metering, Honeywell

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3:30 pm - 4:15 pmUnderstanding the Similarities & Differences Between Double Block & Bleed and Double Isolation & Bleed
Saguenay
Speaker: Caroline Heon-Roberts, Boehmer GmbH

Within the Oil & Gas industry, the term Double Block & Bleed (DBB) has become somewhat of a generic term; API6D Annex K was devised to further define this general concept to adapt it for pipeline service. The Annex also details if single piston or double piston seat designs are used. As an operator, having a clear understanding of these concepts can help minimize confusion and prevent incorrect specifications. In this presentation, we will explore similarities and differences between Double Block and Bleed versus Double Isolation and Bleed by way of an explanation using single piston and double piston seat design for ball valves.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pmCNG Dispenser Trends
Tea Room
Speaker: Chris Damiani, Vice President Engineering & Manufacturing, ComTech Energy

4:15 pm - 5:30 pmExhibitors Reception
Richelieu ABC


Thursday, June 11th, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast (No Exhibition)
Foyer Richelieu ABC

9:00 am - 9:45 amThe Merrimack Valley Incident and Overpressure Protection Update
Malbaie AB
Speaker: John Anderson, Director Business Development, Emerson

An overview of the Merrimack Valley incident and the some of the discussions within the public and political sphere on changes that need to occur to ensure the safe delivery of natural gas. As operators all over North America are impacted from this event, many are taking proactive steps to ensure that this type of incident will never happen again. A brief discussion on what some of those changes look like.

9:45 am - 10:00 amMove to Concurrents (no coffee service)

10:00 am - 10:45 amConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
M301 - Measurement Canada Specifications
Matapedia
Speaker: Christian Bonneau, Senior Program Officer, Measurement Canada
Speaker: Steve Clyens, Measurement Canada

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10:00 am - 10:45 amS&C311 - Odourant Injection Equipment (hands-on)
Tadoussac
Speaker: Garret Cox, GPL

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10:00 am - 10:45 amPower-to-Gas: Hydrogen Blending
Saguenay
Speaker: Mohamed Chebaro, Enbridge Gas Inc.
Speaker: Desiree Gajonera, Enbridge Gas Inc.

10:00 am - 10:45 amSonic Nozzle Prover
Tea Room
Speaker: Nicole Purves, Enbridge Gas Inc.
Speaker: Jeff Fancy, Enbridge Gas Inc.

10:45 am - 11:15 amRefreshments
Foyer Malbaie AB

11:15 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions (select one session when registering)
R211 - Advanced Regulator Devices (hands on)
Matapedia
Speaker: Gregg Schneider, Business Development Manager - Regulators, Honeywell

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11:15 am - 12:00 pmS&C202 - Intermediate Gas Quality Analysis Theory (Gas Quality Monitoring for Traditional and Renewable Natural Gas)
Tadoussac
Speaker: Ilia Bluvshtein, Enbridge Gas Inc.

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11:15 am - 12:00 pmCoriolis Metering System in the Pipeline
Saguenay
Speaker: Brendan Bottcher, Application Specialist, Spartan Controls

11:15 am - 12:00 pmRotary Meter Installation and Maintenance Best Practices
Tea Room
Speaker: Michael Chong, Jr. Product Specialist, Romet

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmClosing Luncheon
Malbaie AB