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NuGen and KROHNE host global webinar on leak detection system (LDS) for midstream pipeline operators

The second webinar in the partnership series in Leak Detection Systems with KROHNE will be available global

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HOUSTON, Texas, USA, July 22, 2020 /AB Newswire/

NuGen Automation, a leading SCADA integration and third-party control room solutions provider for U.S. oil and gas pipelines, today announced that it will co-host a complimentary global webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CDT, exploring the influence of Leak Detection Systems (LDS) on reducing operator workload within control rooms. 

To register for the Pipeline Leak Detection & Workload Reduction for Control Rooms Webinar:

The education webinar will be co-hosted by KROHNE, a leading global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation, as part of the educational series “Pipeline Management Solutions” launched earlier in July. The month-long webcast event is aimed at global pipeline operators, consultants and EPC companies in oil and gas, chemical and other industries. 

For more information on the KROHNE “Pipeline Management Solutions” webinars:

About the Webinar:

Workload Reduction via Pipeline Leak Detection & LDS Technologies: A US Compliance Perspective

July 29, 2020 (09:00 a.m. CDT | 16:00 CEST)

Hosted by NuGen Automation and KROHNE

Emerging innovation in technology, including advanced leak detection systems (LDS), now allow pipeline operators to achieve higher benchmarks in efficiency while still participating within the industry’s shared objective of achieving zero incidents. 

Regulations issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) play an essential role in achieving this objective by educating pipeline operators in alarm management and its impact on controller fatigue, and, in particular, workload management.

While controller workload is a blend of multiple factors, a critical influence on workload involves leak detection alarms, a component that is often overlooked.

False leak detection alarms initiate protocols that can cause immediate operational stoppage and, as a result, drastically increase controller workload and fatigue. Over time, this can have a weighted impact on an operator’s control room management load. 

By considering CRM regulations for alarm management and their relationship with fatigue and workload management, along with the available interpretations and applications via new technologies, pipeline operators may find that there are avenues available that not only may reduce workload, but also provide strategic cost savings to produce a more safety-conscious environment within control operations.

Featured panelists to include:

  • Dr. Whitney Vandiver, Compliance Specialist, NuGen Automation
  • Jere Guillory, Head of Compliance, NuGen Automation
  • Maximillian Ihring, Product Manager, KROHNE Group

To register for the webinar:


Michael K. Tran

Michael K. Tran

Marketing & Digital Strategy, NuGen Automation

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