326 episodes

The Pipeliners Podcast is the source of industry information for pipeline professionals. This is a weekly podcast with new episodes released every Tuesday. Each week, host Russel Treat welcomes industry-leading experts and insightful guests to share their knowledge about specific pipeline topics in an informative, conversational setting. Each episode covers topics that include alarm management, compliance, control room management, cybersecurity, HMI and SCADA, inspection, integrity, leak detection, measurement, pipeline history, pipeline technology, regulatory issues, and more.

Pipeliners Podcast Russel Treat

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    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

The Pipeliners Podcast is the source of industry information for pipeline professionals. This is a weekly podcast with new episodes released every Tuesday. Each week, host Russel Treat welcomes industry-leading experts and insightful guests to share their knowledge about specific pipeline topics in an informative, conversational setting. Each episode covers topics that include alarm management, compliance, control room management, cybersecurity, HMI and SCADA, inspection, integrity, leak detection, measurement, pipeline history, pipeline technology, regulatory issues, and more.

    Episode 325: Pipeline Safety Management, A Conversation with Mallory Gill

    Episode 325: Pipeline Safety Management, A Conversation with Mallory Gill

    On this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Mallory Gill of EnerSys Corporation, joins to discuss Pipeline Safety Management. 
    The episode covers various aspects of pipeline safety management within the industry, such as maturity models, stakeholder engagement, leadership commitment, and the importance of implementing effective communication and feedback systems.
    The conversation also emphasizes the significance of trust, competency, and agency in fostering a safety-oriented culture within organizations. 
    Listen to the episode to learn more about the complexities and challenges associated with pipeline safety management, as well as strategies for continuous improvement in this critical area.
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 324: Developing a Risk Based Approach to Leak Detection and Response with Mark Piazza & Nikos Salmatanis

    Episode 324: Developing a Risk Based Approach to Leak Detection and Response with Mark Piazza & Nikos Salmatanis

    In this week's episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat welcomes guests Mark Piazza and Nikos Salmatanis to explore the importance of establishing a risk-based method for leak detection and response in pipeline operations.
    They discuss the complexities of leak detection technologies, existing frameworks like API RP-1175, and the need for a comprehensive risk assessment tool to guide operators in selecting appropriate leak detection methods.
    The conversation highlights ongoing industry efforts, including strategic research initiatives by organizations like PRCI and API, to develop standardized approaches that enhance pipeline safety and integrity management.
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 323: GPA Position on the LDAR Rule with Matt Hite

    Episode 323: GPA Position on the LDAR Rule with Matt Hite

    In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Matt Hite, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at GPA Midstream, discusses GPA's position on the leak detection and repair (LDAR) rule.

    Hite provides background on GPA Midstream and its membership, emphasizing the association's role in advocating for pipeline safety and environmental issues.

    Listen to the episode to gain insights into GPA's concerns regarding the inclusion of Class C lines, the necessity for adhering to proper regulatory procedures and conducting thorough cost-benefit analyses. Additionally, learn about upcoming regulatory challenges, such as the possible incorporation of gathering lines into the National Pipeline Mapping System.
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 322: Upcoming GPAC on LDAR with Keith Coyle

    Episode 322: Upcoming GPAC on LDAR with Keith Coyle

    In this week's episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat is joined by returning guest Keith Coyle, of Babst Calland, to discuss the upcoming Gas Pipeline Advisory Council Meeting (GPAC) on Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR). 
    They cover the ongoing regulatory rulemaking process, the GPAC's role in reviewing the proposed LDAR rule, and the challenges faced during the GPAC meetings.
    Keith also provides insights into the potential impact of the upcoming election on the rulemaking timeline and touches on another agenda item related to class location changes for pipelines. 
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 321: Powering Remote Shutdown Valves with Andre Scholtz

    Episode 321: Powering Remote Shutdown Valves with Andre Scholtz

    In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Andre Scholtz, Technical Director at Solarcraft, joins to discuss the challenges of powering remote shutdown valves in the oil and gas industry. 
    The episode explores the considerations for providing reliable power to valve actuators in remote locations, touching on issues related to infrastructure, power sources, and technological solutions. 
    The conversation covers the unique challenges of actuating valves, the role of solar power in these scenarios, and the importance of designing systems with reliability in mind.
    Listen to the episode now to learn more about the necessity of careful design, the viability of solar power for high-voltage devices, and the critical role of monitoring and maintaining consumption levels for optimal system performance.
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 320: Virtual Pipelines in Natural Gas Operations with Jim Schauer

    Episode 320: Virtual Pipelines in Natural Gas Operations with Jim Schauer

    In this week's episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Jim Schauer returns to discuss virtual pipelines and natural gas operations. 
    The episode explores the applications of virtual pipelines during planned and unplanned outages, emphasizing their significance in winter-peaking projects.
    Listen to the episode now for insights into the technological aspects of virtual pipelines, including challenges and benefits, as well as the industry's evolving approach to capturing and reusing vented gas in compliance with environmental regulations.
    Visit PipelinePodcastNetwork.com for a full episode transcript, as well as detailed show notes with relevant links and insider term definitions. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Measurement/Scada Specialist ,

Great source of Pipeline Information

This podcast is a great way to keep abreast of issues and developments across the pipeline industry. Gives me an opportunity to learn about parts of the industry outside of my day to day activities.

obacker19 ,

Illuminating and Insightful! 👏

Regardless of your role in the pipeline industry - this is a must listen! Russel does an incredible job covering all the insights, innovations and headlines you need to know about to stay ahead of the technological curve - with inspiring interviews from leaders who actually have first-hand experience. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

RangeAggie12 ,

Awesome podcast

This is a really great podcast that does a good job breaking down various segments of the midstream industry and covers a broad range of topics. Always look forward to it every week and also yeti tumbler is great.

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