Sargent & Lundy Presenting at 23rd Annual IPEIA Conference

The International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association Conference takes place Feb. 25 through March 1 in Banff, Alberta, Canada


January 31, 2019 – On Feb. 28, Marc Lemmons of Sargent & Lundy is addressing  the Alberta government-mandated Climate Leadership Plan to eliminate coal-fired power generation by 2030, and the subsequent shift to renewables and natural gas fired power generation. According to Alberta Energy, approximately 41 percent of Alberta’s current installed electricity generation capacity comes from coal. Converting coal-fired generators to 100 percent natural gas appears to be an attractive solution, but understanding the conceptual approach and complying with ABSA and CSA regulations can be challenging in light of the recent gas conversion projects occurring in the U.S., which follow ASME B31.1 and NFPA regulations.

The presentation, Code Compliance Strategies when Converting a Large Utility to 100% Natural Gas Firing, provides an overview of the major applicable codes and regulations when converting to 100 percent natural gas-firing, including ASME B31.1, ABSA, NFPA, and CSA 149 series and Z662. The presentation also highlights major differences in the requirements between codes and provides an approach to code scope breaks for a natural gas piping system.

Join Sargent & Lundy at the IPEIA conference from 11:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in Room 301 to learn more about the differences in regulatory requirements for the major Canadian and U.S. codes.

Marc Lemmons of Sargent & Lundy

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