Become A GPTC Member
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, Distribution, and Gathering Piping 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 100 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 and has a number of standing Task Groups and Sections that develop and approve Guide Material.
At the GPTC July 2015 meeting the committee celebrated its 45th Anniversary. A history of the GPTC is available HERE.
As an accredited ANSI standards committee, our operating procedure is subject to ANSI review and approval. Our current approved procedure is available to review HERE.
The Gas Piping Technology Committee follows the American Gas Association Anti-Trust Guidelines which are available HERE.
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. Meeting attendees are also required to pay a meeting registration fee to cover committee expenses. The registration fee is currently set at $350 and will increase to $400 for the November 2019 meeting.
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 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.