GPA Midstream’s Technical Section B – Analysis & Test Methods, develops analytical procedures and test methods that are needed by the midstream industry. Current emphases include a continuing advancement of the extended analysis methods for both gas and liquids. This committee meets 3 times per year, most commonly in April, August (workgroup) and October.
A typical committee member for Technical Section B – Analysis & Test Methods includes those with applicable job responsibilities and/or expertise (i.e. lab personnel). This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be recommended or assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.
Members of Technical Section B have the opportunity to participate in the development, refinement and implementation of the midstream industry’s sampling procedures, specification test methods and analytical methods. Networking opportunities are abundant with committee involvement, and committee members are able to share information and their own experiences related to sampling and testing procedures. This group also receives extensive exposure to industry standards and methods.
Section B manages, directs and conducts GPA Midstream’s annual School of Gas Chromatography, which teaches basic gas and gas liquid chromatography with an introduction to extended analysis and portable chromatographs. This is a hands-on school directed toward chromatograph operators, measurement technicians and engineers involved with chromatography. Learn more about the GPA Midstream School of Gas Chromatography.
Aside from working with GPA Midstream’s other technical sections, Section B members also work with the American Petroleum Institute and the American Society for Testing and Materials.