This piece of gas compressor equipment was on display at the Gas Compressor Institute in April. The Gas Measurement Institute takes place Sept. 14 and 15. Daily Leader file photo/Robert Pierce
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For 58 years, the combined institute for measurement and pipeline has proven ideal for field operators, technicians, maintenance crews, production supervisors and superintendents. The institute features a variety of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on sessions and industry exhibits to inform participants about the maintenance and operation of measurement and pipeline equipment. Exhibitors will also display products that are on the cutting edge of technology for the measurement and pipeline industry.
Under the guidance of the Petroleum Industry Education Committee and with management support provided by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, the Measurement and Pipeline Institute has steadily grown in size and stature, and has gained a national reputation for excellence.
The 2010 keynote speaker is Charles Wait of Southern Union Gas Company. He has been with various forms of Southern Union Company for more than 20 years, spending the last 15 years as an air compliance engineer. He was recently named director of Climate Change. He is active in the Compressor and Pump Station Technical Committee of Pipeline Research Council International and formerly served as Chair of two Interstate Natural Gas Association of America work groups; the NSPS/MACT and the NOx SIP Call Work Groups.
This year’s sessions will include Trench Safety Certification-Excavation Safety, Kansas Compliance/MACT Update, Line Locating and Hands-On Line Locating, Fisher ROC, ABB Total Flow/WINCCU, Freewave Unlicensed Radio, DP Flow Transmitters, Licensed and Unlicensed 9710/Transnet GE MDS Radio, Rotary Meters, Chart Recorders, Coriolis Flow Measurement, Valve Maintenance, Rectifiers by Dummies, Fisher Control Valves and Regulators and Cathodic Protection: Trials and Errors.
The cost is $85. To learn more or sign up for the institute, call 620-417-1170, e-mail
or go online to www.libergasinstitute.com.
Members of the Measurement Committee include Tom White Experitec, Liberal, chair; Dawn Nease, Anadarko Midstream, Elkhart, vice chair; Dean Lies, Rosemount/Control Devices, Wichita, second vice-chair; Richard Barnes, city of Hugoton; Delbert Boese, Kansas Gas Service, Pratt; Charles Cambern, Liberal; Joy Lewis, WTG, Hugoton; Jerry Lucas, Midstream Energy Services, Keyes, Okla.; Butch McPhail, Black Hills Energy, Cimarron; Karen Perez, OneOK Partners, Ulysses; Mike Riedel, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, Liberal; Don Ukens, Wireless Data Communications, Liberal; Matthew Ward, ABB Totalflow, Liberal; and Mark Weeks, Colorado Interstate Gas, Richfield.