1) “Developing Field Applied Coating Criteria for PHMSA Compliance”, with presenter, John Strong, Technical Field Specialist, Polyguard Products, Inc.
As part of Corrosion and Integrity Management pipeline operators must develop and enforce criteria related to coatings applied to assets. These rules and guidelines come from various sources, but PHMSA has authority for regulating and auditing all assets deemed within its jurisdiction. In Volume 49 Parts 192 & 195 of the Code of Federal Regulations, along with PHMSA’s FAQ section on its website it gives an operator a direction for developing coating criteria that will be acceptable. This webcast will give an overview of what is said regarding coating selection, where to find it and what that means to operators when developing criteria for coatings.
2) “NeXray: Real-Time Radiography System”, with presenter, Jeremy Guretzki, President, Stanley Inspection
Real-time digital imaging is the new standard in pipeline inspection. The NEXRAY is the new standard in real-time digital imaging. The NEXRAY real-time radiography system is made up of two main components—a medical-grade digital detector and an x-ray source—used to generate inspection images digitally and deliver real-time image output. Engineered to inspect the integrity of girth welds, the NEXRAY is designed for onshore, offshore, spoolbase, and tie-in use in both small- and large-diameter applications.
John Strong, Technical Field Specialist, Polyguard Products, Inc.
Active for 10 years in the Pipeline Corrosion Control and Compliance industry, John has acted as a Corrosion Specialist for Energy Transfer and Tesoro Logistics along with his current role as Technical Field Specialist at Polyguard Products. He has been active in voting and developing coating and testing standards for NACE, ISO, AWWA, ASTM, and CSA. John has made compliance, safety and protecting our environment paramount activities in his career. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and also has a J.D. from the Texas Tech School of Law.
Jeremy Guretzki, President, Stanley Inspection
Jeremy Guretzki is the President of STANLEY Inspection, a division of STANLEY Oil & Gas, where Jeremy focuses on overall strategic vision and growth for this business. He leads a global inspection team, including both onshore and offshore, covering materials consulting, engineering, third party inspection & auditing on welding, non-destructive testing (NDT), coating, and direct NDT inspection on materials and welding.
After spending over 30 years in the inspection & energy sector, Jeremy knows that building a dynamic team around him and bringing advanced technology solutions to his customers is key in being successful and growing a company.
Jeremy and his team won the 2019 IPLOCA New Technology Award for their NeXray Inspection tool. This award demonstrates their understanding of the markets need for tools that offer exponential impact in areas of safety, productivity, quality, and environmental impact.
Mike Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline & Gas Journal
Mike Reed is the Editor-in-Chief and has been with Pipeline & Gas Journal for over six years, where he coordinates, edits and writes about global energy projects and transportation issues, and manages prints edition and web content. His on-site coverage of pipelines and related issues has taken him to such diverse locations as the Marcellus shale region in Pennsylvania and Germany in recent years. Mike is responsible for compiling Pipeline & Gas Journal's annual 500 Pipeline Report, the industry’s most comprehensive statistical review of U.S. energy pipeline systems. In 2015, Mike won the Lone Star Award for his coverage of aging pipeline infrastructure in the United States.
Prior to that, Mike won numerous awards working as regional editor at Houston Community Newspaper, where he coordinated news coverage for five-county area, and wrote centerpiece articles primarily concerning economic, governmental, economic, and health and safety issues. He also manages a team of community bloggers and wrote a weekly humor column. Prior to that, he worked as a copy editor at the Houston Post and has more than 25 years of newspaper experience.