GPA Midstream’s Facilities Design, Operations & Maintenance group is responsible for all technical matters concerning midstream facilities design, operations and maintenance. The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of midstream facilities design (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization, and modification. They also serve as a forum for personnel involved in operations and maintenance of midstream facilities to share and improve practices and procedures. This group maintains a list of topics identified to consider addressing, such as preventative maintenance programs, plant turnarounds and vendor alliances. This committee meets 2 times per year, most commonly in April and October. View the Facilities Design, Operations & Maintenance Committee Charter.
A typical committee member includes individuals with appropriate job responsibilities and/or expertise related to this committee's work. This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.
Members can personally and professionally benefit from the sharing of technological knowledge, assimilating best practices and having the opportunity to participate in the design of gas gathering and processing facilities. Additionally, members benefit from the sharing of operation and maintenance practices and procedures, as well as networking.
The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of gas processing and gathering facilities design, operations and maintenance (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization and modification. The section maintains the following documents and publications:
The committee works with other GPA Midstream technical sections and outside organizations such as the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).