Natural Gas Pipelines Class Locations

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: 35 minutes
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This intermediate self-paced course is designed for pipeline engineers, managers, and directors involved in midstream pipeline operations and management.

By the end of this course, learners are expected to understand the federal regulations governing class locations for onshore natural gas pipelines, as outlined in Title 49 CFR 192. This understanding includes an awareness of the development of class location regulations, the implications of class changes on related regulations in Part 192, the critical considerations for class changes in in-service pipelines, and how to execute a class location study.

Participants will gain practical knowledge to apply in their roles, ensuring they are equipped to navigate class location requirements effectively.

  • Video time: 33 minutes
  • Exams: 1

Tim Arnold, P.E.-Golden Woods

Pipeline safety compliance subject matter expert
Tim has provided compliance and engineering support to major oil and natural gas pipeline operators across the United States. He has been responsible for ensuring all aspects of PMHSA compliance.

He has overseen PHMSA inspections of design, construction, operations and maintenance, cathodic protection, integrity management, control room management, and operator qualification as a former Pipeline Safety Compliance Engineer at a major natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operator.

He presently provides specific “mega-rule” consulting support to operators including third party audits, as well as recommendations for program improvements and oversight.

Luke Jain, PhD- Golden Woods

Corrosion, and integrity subject matter expert
ABOUT Dr. Jain
Dr. Jain has provided pipeline integrity training and technical support to dozens of major operators in nine different countries including major transmission and distribution pipeline operators across the United States.

His areas of expertise include cathodic protection, AC interference, hydrogen service, inline inspection, direct assessment, risk-based inspection, NDT, materials selection, corrosion assessment, fitness-for-service assessment, welding, protective paints and coatings, pressure equipment mechanical repair, and materials failure analysis.