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Pipeline Maintenance Scheduling and Impact Modeling
June 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
On a transmission pipeline system, various maintenance and construction activities are performed every day. These could include items as small as compressor turbine unit water washes and as large as a new pipeline interconnect tie-ins. Either way, all maintenance activities need to tracked, and input needs to be given on their timing, customer, and capacity impacts. This webinar will provide a summary of how this information is tracked, managed, and modeled on Williams’ Transco system. Example scenarios will be presented on conflicts that arise when scheduling work in a given year.
Tyler Tunic, PE: Tyler works in Williams’ Pipeline Control group as Transco’s Maintenance Coordinator where he coordinates all maintenance activities and maintains a complete long-range maintenance schedule to ensure timely communication to all parties, internal and external. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University in 2014 and has worked for Williams ever since. Prior to joining the Pipeline Control group, Tyler held various Pipeline Engineering roles within the organization. Tyler currently serves on the YPP Community of Practice workgroup.
Stephen Wilkins: Stephen works in Williams’ System Planning group as a system planning engineer. His primary function serves in the operations support capacity where he develops and maintains operational hydraulic models using Synergi Gas modeling software and assists Williams’ pipeline operations by developing tools focused on automation and data analytics. Stephen graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.