Announcement for March 1 2017 ISA Tour at EO Gas


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (note new date)


1 PDH is available for attendees who request it



Dominion East Ohio
Tour of Gas Control Center


Dominion East Ohio is a natural gas distribution company serving over 1.2 million residential and commercial

 customers in NE Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton Youngstown, and Lima.  Dominion operates one of the

 nation’s largest storage pools.  We will be visiting the control center where the gas transmission pipeline is managed. 

The gas controller (who we normally refer to as an "operator") using a commercial controls platform referred to as a

supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), operates remote control valves, regulators, and storage withdrawal

 stations to maintain sufficient pressures and volumes in the pipelines to serve their customers.

Tour Description

Our visit will start with overview of the Dominion system, including the number of customers, miles of pipelines and how gas

 moves from the source to the customer.  We will then split the group up to visit the Control Room and the Automation lab.  In the

 Control Room we’ll be given a live demonstration on how the controller keeps the system stable and prepares for changes in

 requirements. We’ll see how the controller uses the SCADA data and alarming. We will learn about alarm rationalization,

controller training, mitigating controller fatigue, and emergency escalation.  In the Automation & Controls lab we will see

how Dominion tests and prepares for the new equipment prior to installation in the field.  After the tour we will regroup for any

 additional questions.



Location:     1201 E. 55th Street; Cleveland, OH  44103
(216-736-5554 c/o Dan Scarberry, host)


Arrival:        5:30 – 6:00 PM

                     [please plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 as it is after hours and             

                        they will need to have personnel outside to assist you.]


Dinner:        6:00 – 6:45 PM

Tour:           6:45 – 7:45 PM



To be announced


Cost and Reservations:        

There is no charge for this program or dinner


Please call Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013 or email: no later than Friday, February 24th, 2017.


Directions and Map

From East 55th Street north, look for the facility entrance to the right (east) BEFORE the underpass for the rail line. 

Turn in and a representative will meet you at the gate.  Once inside, proceed east to the second building; around to the left

and then right and park near a hard-to-see handicapped entrance and door.  Another representative will let you in and guide you

 to the meeting room.  Please take this map with you as you drive!