About the Committee
The Gas Piping Technology Committee is an ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) designated as GPTC/Z380 which maintains and develops ANSI Z380.1, Guide for Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems (Guide). Committee members include persons with expertise from the natural gas transmission, distribution and manufacturing fields as well as from federal and state regulatory agencies. The Committee has approximately 80 members, 40 of which have voting rights and are known as the Main Body. The Main Body is balanced in accordance with ANSI requirements under the following categories: gas transmission, gas distribution, manufacturing, regulatory and the general interest. The Committee is structured into three Divisions has a number of standing Task Groups and Sections that develop and approve Guide Material.
The committee meets three times each year in March, July and November. Meeting locations are rotated around the continental U.S. and typically run for 2 days. Members are required to attend all meetings. If you can not attend a meeting then notification must be provided in advance. Failure to routinely attend meetings is a reason for membership termination. Therefore, members must commit themselves to travel expenses for three meetings per year. Members are also required to pay a modest meeting registration fee to cover meeting expenses. The registration fee is currently set at $180.
How to Join
The Committee welcomes new members who start their committee participation as non-voting members. Regardless of voting status, all members are expected to fully participate in developing guide material and attend meetings. To become a new member, complete the application form (available here for download in PDF) and return it along with a resume to the ASC Z380 Secretary (address is on the form). A membership term is for 3-years and can be renewed. All memberships are subject to Main Body ballot.
Please contact Paul Cabot, Secretary, ASC Z380, with any questions you may have on joining the GPTC.