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2019 International Software Summit - Americas

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Register today for our annual International Software Summit!

Why attend?  

By the end of this conference you will learn new tools and techniques for using our products, gain perspective on current trends, and contribute your own thoughts on how the future product releases should evolve.  If you can choose just one industry conference this year, make the International Software Summit - Americas your choice, for a high quality, technically relevant event!  

During this year’s conference we will host individual, concurrent tracks for the following products:

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Steve McClatchy

Great decision-making habits can yield a lifetime of success and achievements while poor ones can keep you stressed, frustrated, and out of balance.  Consistently improving your life and achieving your goals is not easy. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Steve McClatchy, Founder & CEO of Alleer Training and Consulting, speaks on how you can work smarter, reduce stress and increase work / life balance. If you are interested in learning a decision-making system that can help you achieve more, overcome obstacles, and stay balanced this is a “don’t miss” presentation. 

Steve’s passion is for continual improvement and believes that when we stop learning, gaining experience and achieving goals we stop living.  You will be captivated, motivated and truly inspired by his unique and practical approach to effectiveness and success.   

Technical Keynote speaker, John Herik Andersen

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, and you have the choice of either taking an active control of it or have it take an active control of you. This session will look at examples on how this transition impacts industries already today and where we are headed. 

John Herik Anderson, Senior Director Business Development with Microsoft, has been helping the Software Industry transform their business models and solutions in Western Europe for over 13 years. He has been in the software industry for the past 22 years holding positions from development, consulting and sales. 

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 

This year’s venue is the exceptional Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel designed for business and vacations travelers.   Its convenient location makes it easy to walk to area museums, historic landmarks and attractions like the National Aquarium and Camden Yards. Enjoy what happens when convenience meets charm at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Hotel room rate, $209 per night  + taxes and fees. Our room block covers Monday, September 23 - Wednesday evening, September 25. Any days outside of these dates will be at the normal hotel rate. To make your reservations, visit our conference hotel site.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor  

300 Light Street 
Baltimore, MD 
DNV GL rate: $209/night

Monday Welcome Reception, September 23rd at the Hyatt Regency 

Our welcome reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. Light appetizers and cocktails will be served during the event.

Tuesday Night Spirit Cruise, September 24th

Join us Tuesday evening for a cruise around Baltimore Harbor. The cruise departs from the west wall of the fabulous Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The excursion travels from the Inner Harbor along the Patapsco River with fascinating views of local great landmarks and Baltimore’s historic waterfront. No trip to Baltimore is complete without a view from the panoramic deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.

CEUs:

Available this year - Official CEUs!

2 CEUs can be earned by attending the International Software Summit- Americas!  To obtain the CEUs, you must sign up in advance, attend required sessions and complete learning assessment.  A $50 recordkeeping fee applies and must be added to your cart before completing registration on EventBrite.


Questions? Please e-mail us at Software.ISSAmericas@dnvgl.com.

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Register today for our annual International Software Summit!

Why attend?  

By the end of this conference you will learn new tools and techniques for using our products, gain perspective on current trends, and contribute your own thoughts on how the future product releases should evolve.  If you can choose just one industry conference this year, make the International Software Summit - Americas your choice, for a high quality, technically relevant event!  

During this year’s conference we will host individual, concurrent tracks for the following products:

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Steve McClatchy

Great decision-making habits can yield a lifetime of success and achievements while poor ones can keep you stressed, frustrated, and out of balance.  Consistently improving your life and achieving your goals is not easy. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Steve McClatchy, Founder & CEO of Alleer Training and Consulting, speaks on how you can work smarter, reduce stress and increase work / life balance. If you are interested in learning a decision-making system that can help you achieve more, overcome obstacles, and stay balanced this is a “don’t miss” presentation. 

Steve’s passion is for continual improvement and believes that when we stop learning, gaining experience and achieving goals we stop living.  You will be captivated, motivated and truly inspired by his unique and practical approach to effectiveness and success.   

Technical Keynote speaker, John Herik Andersen

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, and you have the choice of either taking an active control of it or have it take an active control of you. This session will look at examples on how this transition impacts industries already today and where we are headed. 

John Herik Anderson, Senior Director Business Development with Microsoft, has been helping the Software Industry transform their business models and solutions in Western Europe for over 13 years. He has been in the software industry for the past 22 years holding positions from development, consulting and sales. 

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 

This year’s venue is the exceptional Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel designed for business and vacations travelers.   Its convenient location makes it easy to walk to area museums, historic landmarks and attractions like the National Aquarium and Camden Yards. Enjoy what happens when convenience meets charm at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Hotel room rate, $209 per night  + taxes and fees. Our room block covers Monday, September 23 - Wednesday evening, September 25. Any days outside of these dates will be at the normal hotel rate. To make your reservations, visit our conference hotel site.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor  

300 Light Street 
Baltimore, MD 
DNV GL rate: $209/night

Monday Welcome Reception, September 23rd at the Hyatt Regency 

Our welcome reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. Light appetizers and cocktails will be served during the event.

Tuesday Night Spirit Cruise, September 24th

Join us Tuesday evening for a cruise around Baltimore Harbor. The cruise departs from the west wall of the fabulous Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The excursion travels from the Inner Harbor along the Patapsco River with fascinating views of local great landmarks and Baltimore’s historic waterfront. No trip to Baltimore is complete without a view from the panoramic deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.

CEUs:

Available this year - Official CEUs!

2 CEUs can be earned by attending the International Software Summit- Americas!  To obtain the CEUs, you must sign up in advance, attend required sessions and complete learning assessment.  A $50 recordkeeping fee applies and must be added to your cart before completing registration on EventBrite.


Questions? Please e-mail us at Software.ISSAmericas@dnvgl.com.

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2019 International Software Summit

Part 1

Monday, September 23

 

Welcome Reception

Part 2

Tuesday, September 24

 

Registration & Breakfast

Welcome and Ecosystem Update

Speaker

Brad Eichelberger

Head of Product Center, Pipeline Ecosystem

Shelly Young

Manager, Key Account Management & Sales QA

Baltimore Gas & Electric Keynote

Break

Track 1 - Synergi Pipeline

How In Line Inspection Assessment can assist in operations

Presenter: Tom Gilmour, Troy Weyant, DNV GL         
Master plans and operational plans of activities for In Line Inspections and Direct Assessments

Using Inspection Manager for MOC

Presenter: Elaine Pettersen, DNV GL   Abstract coming soon

Track 2 - Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

What’s New in SPS?

Presenter: Mark Weber, DNV GL 
Learn about the new capabilities provided in the recent SPS releases with anl emphasis on the 10.6 release of SPS.

Saving 50% man-hours for SPS runs using Model Lab and Python work flows (by John El-Hallal and Darek Bacal, BP Pipelines North America)

Presenter: John El-Hallal & Darek Bacal, BP Pipelines North America 
Embracing the new features of SPS 10.6, users can capitalize on the synergy between Model Lab and a generic INTRAN file to improve workflows for generating system curves, performing surge analysis, and model tuning. Moreover, users can benefit from PYTHON scripting to automate batch sequencing AND delivery schedules. This presentation will include case histories for generating system curves, performing surge analysis, DRA coefficient tuning, pipe roughness back calculation and delivery facility batching.

Track 3 - Synergi Gas

What’s New in Synergi Gas 4.9.

Presenter: Corey Rice, DNV GL 
An old staple of our user conferences, a key component of us together envisioning advancements in modeling.  There were few corners of the Synergi Gas world that were not visited by this release.  But just about ALL the other corners were hit like an icositetragon!


Enhanced Emergency Response Procedures using Synergi Gas - Update 

Presenter: Baltimore Gas & Electric
This is a case study of a recent scenario we modeled of losing a major gate station in order to develop mitigation and contingency plans.

Track 4 - Synergi Gas & Water for Midstream

Drag Reduction in Synergi Water

Presenter:Kevin Hemingway, DNV GL 
Using Drag Reducing Agents on petroleum pipelines

Using Synergi Water to Design Petroleum Networks

Presenter:Kevin Hemingway, DNV GL 
Design and planning of petroleum networks using Synergi Water

Track 5 - Synergi Water

Estimating consequences of system drain down

Presenter: Sanjay Yadav & Scott Leone, DNV GL 
Water pipelines typically operate under full and pressurized conditions. However, leak from a pipe failure can cause sections of a pipeline network to drain, leading to a loss of pressure. This can lead to customers losing supply and potential intrusion of contaminated water. One can use Synergi Water to estimate the extent and duration of loss of pressure.

Water quality modeling after low pressure events

Presenter:Sanjay Yadav & Scott Leone, DNV GL 
Low pressure events such as arising from pipe failures can lead to intrusion of contaminated water into the water pipelines. Synergi Water can be used to track the progression of contaminated water through the system.

Lunch & Learn: The User Experience - connecting people, data and tools

The Portal will connect people, data and tools in one place.  It will provide one launching point for all your pipeline solutions and will seamlessly connect desktop and web applications.  It will facilitate quick and easy feedback for your general requirements and context sensitive functionality

Speaker

Catherine Johansen, DNV GL

Technical Keynote: Industry in transition, what technology transformation means to a new generation of users

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, and you have the choice of either taking an active control of it or have it take an active control of you.  Let’s look at the examples on how this transition impacts industries already today and where we are headed.

Speaker

John Henrick Andersen

Senior Director Business Development

Break

Track 1 - Synergi Pipeline

Using Synergi Pipeline to assess your cross-bore risk

Presenter: Kevin Peters, DNV GL 
How DNV GL is tackling modelling crossbores

How Synergi Pipeline’s risk framework can support the new regulations for storage wells

Presenter: Nick Lello, DNV GL 
Overview of Storage Well models on offer and being worked on.

Track 2 - Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

How can you store results in a database and what does that get us?

Presenter: David Stobb, DNV GL 
Learn how to store SPS results to a database or other data repository as a useful technique for input to other tools. Armed with this new knowledge, a user can enhance their workflows and data presentation.

Modeling complex stations and control systems

Presenter: Prateem Hangloo, DNV GL 
In addition to a high-fidelity dynamic simulation, the Synergi Pipeline Simulator OTS (Operating trainer simulator) utilizes emulated controls system to train operators on control room procedures and pipeline operations. Effective modeling and tuning of complex  stations and control systems will determine how accurate and realistic the OTS is as compared to the real-life control room operations. This presentation will run through a variety of use cases demonstrating several methodologies, challenges and lessons learned from modeling complex stations and control systems in Synergi Pipeline Simulator.

Track 3 - Synergi Gas

Exotic Valve and regulator types

Presenter: Jeff Gregory, DNV GL 
Our guide will take you on a journey to explore the most exotic and misunderstood valve and regulator types in the Synergi Gas domain.  The main stars of the show are the Pietro Fiorentini and the Fisher Control Valve, but you never know what other surprises may spring up!

Panel discussion:  Emergency response and planning

Presenter: Corey Rice with client panelists 
Stay tuned for in-depth description of this panel discussion

Track 4 - Synergi Gas & Water for Midstream

Modeling heat transfer in Synergi Gas & Synergi Water

Presenter: Kevin Hemingway & Cristobal Zurita, DNV GL 
Abstract coming soon!

Synergi Water vs. Synergi Gas Liquid Steady State module

Presenter: Alex Hollis, DNV GL  
Abstract coming soon!

Track 5 - Synergi Water

Biofilm modeling using multi-substances

Presenter: Sanjay Yadav & Scott Leone, DNV GL 
Water quality in distribution systems can be adversely impacted by the growth of biofilms on the pipe walls. Synergi Water can be used to model kinetics of biofilm growth at the wall and interactions with organic matter using the multi-substance capability.

Turbidity modeling and system operation

Presenter: Sanjay Yadav & Scott Leone, DNV GL 
Biofilms and other cohesive materials on the pipe walls can lead to turbidity in the water. Synergi Water can be used to model turbidity due to shearing off of the cohesive material over short time scales and also model regeneration of cohesive material over longer time scales.

One-on-one time with DNV GL Engineers and Developers

Interactive session with Support, Consultancy staff and Developers to address client questions on a one-on-one basis.  Pre-register for a timeslot or sign-up at the registration desk during event.

Baltimore Inner Harbor Dinner Cruise on Spirit Cruises

Boarding time 6:30

Part 3

Wednesday, September 25

 

Breakfast

Motivational Keynote: Decide - Work Smarter, Reduce your Stress & Lead by Example

Your life is a product of your decisions.  Your criteria for making decisions are at the very core of your effectiveness.  Great decision-making habits can yield a lifetime of success and achievements while poor ones can keep you stressed, frustrated, and out of balance.  Consistently improving your life and achieving your goals is not easy.  The problem is that goals mean improvement, and improvement means change, and change is not always welcome.  Just as a business must never stop learning, improving, and innovating to lead in the marketplace, as individuals we are faced with this same challenge.  In this speech you will learn which decisions prevent burnout, accelerate your success, increase your engagement, reduce your stress and drive you forward.  If you are interested in learning a decision-making system that can help you achieve more, overcome obstacles, and stay balanced this is a “don’t miss” presentation.  Attendees will also learn to: 

  • Focus on results and the true drivers of performance.
  • Dramatically increase work and life engagement. 
  • Prevent burnout and regain critical planning and personal time.
  • Be an example of balance for others to follow. 

Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example.  Steve has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics of leadership, performance, personal growth, and work/life engagement.  His client list includes the NFL, Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, NBC Universal, Accenture, John Deere, Under Armour,  Wells Fargo and Campbell’s Soup.  He is a frequent guest lecturer at Harvard and Wharton. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, Fox News, NBC’s Today Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Investor’s Business Daily.  Steve’s passion is for continual improvement and believes that when we stop   learning, gaining experience and achieving goals we stop living.  Steve is best known for his passion, sense of humor and energetic personality.  You will be captivated, motivated and truly inspired by his unique and practical approach to effectiveness and success

Speaker

Steve McClatchy

Founder & CEO, Alleer Training & Consulting

Synergi Pipeline Ecosystem – hydraulic functionality update with demonstration

Speaker

Corey Rice

DNV GL

Break

Track 1 - Synergi Pipeline

Time to upgrade!  Let’s talk about moving to Synergi Pipeline and what to consider

Presenter: Matt Julias, DNV GL 
For those on Uptime, what does a move mean?

What should you consider when deploying to the Cloud?

Presenter: Geoff Craig & Ian Baldwin, DNV GL 
Is the cloud the right place for your AIMs deployment?  What does a cloud deployment look like?  Come listen to find out! (including lunch, lunchtime presentation on Cloud security & PM break)

Track 2 - Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

Advanced Model Lab with Tips & Tricks

Presenter: Jim Short, DNV GL 
Model Lab, SPS’s parametric study tool, has been out for a few years now and has proven to be a big timesaver for users. This presentation discusses tips, tricks, and suggests sample workflows for getting the most of this tool.

A deeper look into redundancy

Presenter: Raj Nuthalapati, DNV GL 
This presentation provides deeper insight in to the redundancy functionality in Synergi Pipeline Simulator.  The redundancy functionality introduced in Synergi Pipeline Simulator v10.5 provides a set of functionality that manages a 24/7 leak detection system (Statefinder/Leakfinder Models) running on primary and backup servers, so that the system functionality can be monitored and remains available in case of primary server failure. Specifically this is accomplished using the new Redundancy Manager, enhanced Viewport functionality, and interactive command synchronization between the active and standby models.

Track 3 - Synergi Gas

Using CMM to Calculate Hourly Base & Heat Factors 

Presenter: Steve Edwardson, Enbridge Gas Inc.
CMM’s regression analysis tool is widely used to determine daily base and heat factors for individual customers but with a little persuasion it can calculate hourly base and heat factors too. Hydraulic pipe networks are sized to meet peak hour demand on a design day so understanding and predicting hourly consumption is vital. A generic 20 hour per day factor provides a good peak hour approximation but better insight into how the factor changes hour by hour, day by day and year over year can allow for better predictions of gas requirements and system reinforcement. This presentation will discuss the method, assumptions, results and learnings of calculating hourly base and heat factors.

Project Overview – what is going on around the world with Gas systems

Presenter: Kevin Hemingway, DNV GL
There are a NUMBER of really, really cool projects around the world that we're actively progressing to help develop innovative results and reduce inefficiencies.  Come hear about a handful of them, it may get you to thinking about your own "pain                points" in a different light.

Track 4 – Combined: Synergi Water & Midstream

Introduction to calibrating midstream and liquid models
Presenter: Steve Alfred & Brent Mandich, DNV GL 
Calibration is a key early step in establishing a viable model.  Both of our products include functionality specifically designed to help you accomplish this by incorporating field data.  We won't have time to take you through all the ins and outs, but this presentation will present you with an introduction to all that we have to offer.

Synergi Water and LIQT – how to use them together

Presenter: Kevin Hemingway & Brent Mandich, DNV GL 
Exporting a Synergi Water model to LIQT for transient analysis

Lunch Technical Session

Cloud security

Track 1 - Synergi Pipeline

TIMP Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) – client story

Presenter: Elaine Pettersen & Jeff Lachey, DNV GL 
A look at quantitative risk modelling for TIMP based on DNV GL's PRA model for TIMP.


What does moving from an index model to a quantitative Distribution Risk Assessment Management PRA model look like?

Presenter: Troy Weyant & Tony Alfano, DNV GL 
A look at quantitative risk modelling for DIMP based on DNV GL's PRA model for DIMP.


Gathering data for PRA models – prioritize data uncertainties with sensitivity analysis and cost benefit analysis

Presenter: Troy Weyant & Hana Warren, DNV GL 
What data is really needed for quantitative PRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) Models? (includes PM break)

Track 2 - Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

Keeping your transmission control room operators qualified

Presenter announcement coming soon! 
Learn how transmission operators are keeping their operators qualified.


Utilizing Synergi Gas and SPS tools for an LDC operator training experience (combined with Gas track)

Presenter: Mark Bolze, DNV GL 
Learn about using transient simulators to train system operators – using versions of your models to mimic system behavior.  This talk will highlight both DNV GL’s long-standing Operator Training Solution (SPS) as well as work we have been doing on an alternate path (Synergi Gas USM Solver)


Pipeline Ecosystem Roundtable for Hydraulic users (for Gas, Water and SPS tracks)

Presenter: Hosted by Corey Rice, DNV GL 
What does the Ecosystem vision mean for your solutions?   

(includes PM break)

Track 3 - Synergi Gas

Guided Parametric Studies – practical application

Presenter: Richard Carter, DNV GL; Molly Richard, PG&E; Eric Tawney, TC Energy 
Abstract coming soon for Guided Parametric Studies

Utilizing Synergi Gas and SPS tools for an LDC operator training experience (combined with SPS track)

Presenter: Mark Bolze, DNV GL 
Learn about using transient simulators to train system operators – using versions of your models to mimic system behavior.  This talk will highlight both DNV GL’s long-standing Operator Training Solution (SPS) as well as work we have been doing on an alternate path (Synergi Gas USM Solver)

Pipeline Ecosystem Roundtable for Hydraulic users (for Gas, Water and SPS tracks)

Hosted by Corey Rice, DNV GL 
What does the Ecosystem vision mean for your solutions?  


(includes PM break)

Track 4 – Combined: Synergi Water & Midstream

Synergi Water 4.9.x functionality

Presenter: Alex Hollis, DNV GL            
We're going to present an overview of functionality from recent releases of Synergi Water, with an emphasis on items common to both midstream and potable water systems.

Extended Period Analysis

Abstract coming soon 

Pipeline Ecosystem Roundtable for Hydraulic users (for Gas, Water and SPS tracks)

Hosted by Cory Rice            
What does the Ecosystem vision mean for your solutions?  

(includes PM break)

One-on-one time with DNV GL Engineers and Developers

Interactive session with Support, Consultancy staff and Developers to address client questions on a one-on-one basis.  Pre-register for a timeslot or sign-up at the registration desk during event.

Part 4

Thursday, September 26

 

Breakfast

Track 1 – Synergi Pipeline Hands on Training

Open for existing and future Synergi Pipeline clients!  Please register your intent during registration.  Space is limited to first 15 registrants.

Training Agenda includes:

  • Integration with GIS via Data Sheets
  • Risk Model Configuration
  • Risk Model Visualization and Analysis Tools
  • Analytical and Defect Models 
Presented by: Geoff Craig & Puja Pandya, DNV GL Attendees registering for our ISS conference are invited to attend, at no additional cost, our Synergi Pipeline Hands-on Training Day. Whether you are an existing Synergi Pipeline user in need of refresher training or a possible future asset integrity user, come and learn about our latest version via hands-on training with the software. Space will be limited to 15 attendees so please register your interest as soon as possible and no later than July 30. (including lunch and breaks)

Track 2 - Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

Using data science to analyze operation data

Presenter: David Stobb, DNV GL Utilizing data science principals in the analysis of real time data, DNV GL is looking to modernize and remove the guess work from processing large volumes of data.  This results in improved efficiency of the model              tuning process with more accurate model tuning results and reduce long term false alarms.

Implementation of RTTM for long haul Ethane Pipelines (by Enterprise Products)

Presenter: Enterprise Products            
A client’s journey moving their real time transient model-based leak detection system into their control room environment.

Natural Gas real time system overview, progress and lessons learned (by client presenter)

Presenter: Kai Kassaye, PG&E            
An overview of the SPS Leak detection on PG&E’s intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline system followed by a discussion of our progress in the past year, lessons learned and next steps. This discussion includes a look at our alarm rates, value              added by true alarms as well as efforts around managing and reducing false alarms.

Real time monitoring of leak detection performance (conceptual)

Presenter: Mark Weber, DNV GL             
An overview of a method to provide real-time monitoring of the performance of the SPS Leakfinder. The method presented builds on existing SPS tools, is highly customizable, and can provide an estimate of the time required to detect a leak along            any point in the modeled pipeline.

Track 3 – Synergi Gas

CMM – using comparisons to aid analysis 

Presenter: Linas Vebeliunas, National Grid USA 
Oftentimes when you run CMM you're so focused on the results you're getting for the current regression, what factors are calculated for who at what FQC, etc, etc.  But taking a moment to look back at prior results can aid in the analysis of what you're currently seeing.  This presentation will discuss a few specific uses cases where data from earlier years was analyzed to yield insights into the current year.  Time will be left at the end for an open discussion of methodologies so that hopefully we can all learn a little something from each other.

Exotic regulator types

Presenter: Baltimore Gas & Electric 
We use a combination of Synergi Gas and Microsoft Access database work to create “risk contours” in the model. In short, we divide the model into 1500 square foot grids and summarize data on the mains like leaks, cast iron breaks, risk scores, etc. and rank the grids. We then use the contouring feature to visualize the data to help with selection of aged infrastructure replacement projects. The reason we do this is because we are focused on replacement work in regions, versus segmented main replacements. This a result of our long-term strategy to eliminate the low pressure system.

Modeling underground storage

Presenter: Hamid Bidmus, DNV GL 
The default value for absolute roughness of commercial steel pipe, as generally used in the industry for hydraulics calculations, is 1800 micro-inch (or 45.72 micro-meter). In this study the absolute roughness was measured for pipe samples manufactured with various methods including: seamless hot-rolling, cold-drawing, cold pilgering, hot expanding, and welded HFIW and DSAW processes. All pipe roughness values recorded were less than the generally used 1800 micro-inch value. This study also examined the impact of applying a range of measured absolute roughness values during the design of natural gas and crude oil pipelines. The results indicated that gas pipelines are most sensitive to the absolute roughness value.

Modeling non-traditional fluids – all Synergi Gas attendees

Presenter: Abhijat Tilak & Steve Alfred, DNV GL 
Abstract for Modeling non-traditional fluids coming soon!

Track 4 – Synergi Gas for Transmission and Gathering

Modeling underground storage

Presenter: Austin Kasper, Atmos Energy Atmos Energy’s Storage Group and System Planning Group collaborated to develop a Synergi Gas model of gathering lines at a large underground storage facility. We undertook a large data collection effort and worked with reservoir engineers to validate the gathering line model vs. the reservoir model. The results of this effort were insightful, but also complicated. Rather than writing a white paper, the data was distilled and shared in Tableau so users could interact, explore, and draw conclusions. This presentation is a story of that journey and will cover; how to model a storage well, gathering required data from the field, understanding and interpreting results, and how we shared the results with a wide and diverse audience.

Using Synergi Gas for accurate billing

Presenter: Larry Jensen, TransCanada PipeLines This presentation is about how we use Synergi Gas in our monthly billing process for determining the heating value of the gas at hundreds of delivery points.  It will actually be more of a demo than a presentation, starting from how we quality check our facility data in our GIS system, create a new model from the GIS data every month, merge in the gas measurement and gas composition data, balance the model considering the actual operation of the system and then produce the billing data that goes to the customers.

Absolute roughness values for commercial steel pipeline calculations – all Synergi Gas attendees

Presenter: Hamid Bidmus, DNV GL The default value for absolute roughness of commercial steel pipe, as generally used in the industry for hydraulics calculations, is 1800 micro-inch (or 45.72 micro-meter). In this study the absolute roughness was measured for pipe samples manufactured with various methods including: seamless hot-rolling, cold-drawing, cold pilgering, hot expanding, and welded HFIW and DSAW processes. All pipe roughness values recorded were less than the generally used 1800 micro-inch value. This study also examined the impact of applying a range of measured absolute roughness values during the design of natural gas and crude oil pipelines. The results indicated that gas pipelines are most sensitive to the absolute roughness value.

Modeling non-traditional fluids – all Synergi Gas attendees 

Presenter: Abhijat Tilak & Steve Alfred, DNV GL Synergi Gas is the self-proclaimed king of natural gas, but there are other types of fluids that we have conquered.  We're going to share with you a few tales of those battles over the years and reveal the secret our our most recent victory.

Track 5 - Synergi Water

Custom training topics 

Presenter:Kevin Hemingway & Sanjay Yadav, DNV GL Topics determined by attendees!

Closing session with announcements and winners!

Lunch

One-on-one Time with DNV GL engineers and developers

Interactive session with Support, Consultancy staff and Developers to address client questions on a one-on-one basis.  Pre-register for a timeslot or sign-up at the registration desk during event.