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  • The INGAA Foundation and Trinity Consultants
    Release Date01/05/2017
    Release DateJanuary 5, 2017
    This report summarizes the impacts of natural gas compressor stations and reviews the current permitting process. Specifically, this report documents the regulations, rules, and laws which govern the siting and operation of interstate natural gas compressor stations, and how compliance with such regulations protects the health and safety of those living near a compressor station.
  • Schneider Electric for the INGAA Foundation
    Release Date12/22/2016
    Release DateDecember 22, 2016
    Rate of Change alarms are used in modern SCADA systems to notify a gas controller of sudden changes in pipeline operating characteristics such as pressure and flow rate. This study evaluates the feasibility for using SCADA “pattern of alarms” techniques to identify ruptures in gas ...
  • The INGAA Foundation and The CEPA Foundation
    Release Date05/10/2016
    Release DateMay 10, 2016
    This guide provides the details related to the role of the Owner Company’s Pipeline Construction Inspector (“Inspector”), in terms of monitoring and inspection requirements throughout the lifecycle of the pipeline construction process. This document is written ...
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc. & ICF International
    Release Date04/12/2016
    Release DateApril 12, 2016
    The widely recognized 2014 INGAA Foundation infrastructure study projected significant infrastructure development, driven by robust market growth and continued development of North American unconventional natural gas and crude oil supplies. Market conditions have changed dramatically since completion of that study, warranting an updated analysis of infrastructure development.
  • The INGAA Foundation & Integra Realty Resources
    Release Date02/29/2016
    Release DateFebruary 29, 2016
    The INGAA Foundation Inc. retained Integra Realty Resources (IRR) to study how natural gas transmission pipelines affect the value of real estate. Analysis by IRR shows that the presence of pipelines does not affect the value of a home or its insurability.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release Date10/06/2015
    Release DateOctober 6, 2015
    On May 20, 2015, The INGAA Foundation held a workforce development workshop in Houston, TX. The following report summarizes the workshop’s discussion, lists the challenges determined by the group, and outlines potential solutions and next steps for the INGAA Foundation and member companies.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc. and Innovative Environmental Solutions, Inc.
    Release Date09/11/2015
    CopyrightThe INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release DateSeptember 11, 2015
    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major concern of environmental advocates and policymakers. Since methane is the primary component of natural gas, rising U.S. production from the rapid development of shale gas has caused an increased focus on methane emissions associated with natural gas ...
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc and BST Solutions
    Release Date07/31/2015
    Copyright2015 by the INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release DateJuly 31, 2015
    The individual – whether a company leader, or an employee – plays a key role in fostering a culture of safety. In order to further support a safety culture among its members, the INGAA Foundation developed the report titled, "Integrating Culture and Leadership: Making Safety Personal," to explore the concept of making safety personal for each individual. Fostering this ideal within each individual facilitates enriched safety cultures within a company and the industry as a whole.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc. and Innovative Environmental Solutions, Inc. & Optimized Technical Solutions
    Release Date10/29/2014
    Release DateOctober 29, 2014
    Based on these expected air regulation changes that result in new requirements to reduce NOx from existing equipment, a significant number of stationary engines that drive natural gas compressors in interstate natural gas transmission service will likely require modification to meet new federal or state NOx rules or permitting requirements.
  • INGAA Foundation, Inc. and Nixon & Associates
    Release Date07/25/2014
    Release DateJuly 25, 2014
    For the industry to improve the effectiveness of communication with emergency responders, companies must collaborate, but it is also incumbent upon the individual pipeline operator to develop its own program. By following the steps and Action List outlined below, pipeline operators will enhance the effectiveness of communication with emergency response personnel.
  • Jacobs Consultancy Inc. and Gas Transmission Systems Inc.
    Release Date12/06/2013
    Release DateDecember 6, 2013
    Hydrostatic pressure testing of existing pipelines presents unique safety, operating, environmental and community liaison challenges beyond those encountered in commissioning new pipelines. In addition, outside the pipeline industry there is limited understanding regarding technical and practical considerations of conducting hydrostatic pressure testing of existing pipelines.

    This White Paper addresses these matters by providing technical, operational, practical and safety guidance in the planning, design and execution of hydrostatic pressure tests of existing pipelines.
  • Natural Resource Group, LLC
    Release Date12/05/2013
    Release DateDecember 5, 2013
    The INGAA Foundation has developed recommended guidelines that address winter season construction techniques under frozen conditions. The intent of these recommended guidelines is not to dictate one set of construction techniques for every project, but to provide an array of acceptable and proven techniques from which each Company can develop its own project-specific frozen conditions plan.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release Date01/17/2013
    Release DateJanuary 17, 2013
    This primer was written to explain how interstate natural gas pipelines are constructed, from the planning stages to completion. The primer is designed to help the reader understand what is done during each step of construction, how it is done, the types of equipment used, and the types of special practices employed in commonly found construction situations.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc
    Release Date12/21/2012
    Release DateDecember 21, 2012
    This report presents a study showing that the time to obtain required federal authorizations from agencies other than the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) for interstate natural gas pipeline projects has actually increased since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), a law with the stated intent to streamline and expedite federal authorizations for such projects.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release Date11/08/2012
    Release DateNovember 8, 2012
    This paper demonstrates that the age of a natural gas transmission pipeline, in and of itself, is not the most important factor affecting the safety of that pipeline. This paper’s review of incidents reported to the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) from 2002 through 2009 found that 85% of incidents occurred irrespective of a pipeline’s age, with just 15% related in some way to the age of the pipeline.
  • The INGAA Foundation, Inc.
    Release Date11/07/2012
    Release DateNovember 7, 2012
    The natural gas industry and the people it serves would benefit if companies were to implement a more robust process to capture knowledge. Most companies – both inside and outside of the interstate natural gas pipeline industry – fail to “own” the “institutional” knowledge that is critical to company success such as data files, business histories, and business processes. Knowledge management is an important tool to support the safe and reliable operation of the North American natural gas pipeline industry, and companies must make a greater effort to retain employee knowledge.