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Looking Forward: The Future of Your GIS

Posted by Justin Calvert on Mar 14, 2018 1:16:55 PM

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Topics: GIS, APR, ArcGIS Online, Web GIS, Portal, modern gis

Back to the Future: Reconciling Pipeline Data with ILI to Improve Data Quality

Posted by Lynette Lyddane & Sarah Spaulding on Feb 28, 2018 9:16:36 AM

In the classic film Back to the Future, Marty McFly accidentally goes back in time, returning to 1955 when his parents were teenagers. To get “back to the future”, his future, he must make sure that his parents meet and fall in love. Of course, there are hijinks along the way that threaten his very existence. With each misstep, he notices his siblings start to disappear from the family photograph he carries in his pocket, as he changes the course of history.

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Topics: ILI, Alignment Manager, Pipe Data, data quality

The State of GIS

Posted by Justin Calvert on Feb 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM

With 1 month of the New Year under our belt, it’s a good time to take a step back and look at the state of the GIS community. From my perspective, and I think many of you would agree, it’s easy to see the current state is change. The multidisciplinary nature of GIS has always made it a dynamic industry. Today we are seeing greater change, at a more rapid pace. There are 3 main areas where change will provide the greatest impact to a GIS professionals day-to-day activities.

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Topics: GIS, technology, modern gis

Under Pressure

Posted by Phil Tisovec on Jan 29, 2018 7:53:40 AM

Why do we have pressure calculations and how do they relate to In-Line Inspections (ILI)? Let’s start with why. This comes down to three main reasons: PHMSA requirements, sorting through ILI report “noise”, and to estimate response time.

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Topics: Integrity Management, ILI, In-Line Inspection, Pressure Calculations

Program Administration, What is it?

Posted by Melissa Lawrence & Luke Whitrock on Jan 18, 2018 8:18:01 AM

Congratulations! It’s the start of a new year and you’ve just been hired/ promoted/ reorganized and now you have a glamorous new title: 

  • Integrity Manager
  • Control Center Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Pipeline Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
  • Damage Prevention Supervisor
  • OQ Coordinator
  • Regional Manager


Each of these roles brings new responsibility for how your pipeline system performs.  In many instances, these roles have the primary accountability for ensuring the success of a regulatory program. As with all transitions and job changes, taking on responsibility for a pipeline safety program brings a host of growing pains. The responsible managers, or program administrators, find themselves juggling personnel supervision, technical analysis and oversight, regulatory agency communications, progress reporting, interdepartmental projects, and an expectation to improve performance, quality and efficiency. A program administrator wears many hats, and carries the load of responsibility for many operators.

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Topics: DOT Compliance, Pipeline Institute, Program Administration

Looking At 2018

Posted by Jennifer on Jan 17, 2018 1:19:10 PM

We're going into 2018 strong with enhanced product releases, hosted events, and trainings/workshops! Take a look at just a few of the great things we have in store for the year.

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Topics: NCSU, Events, Client Conference, Spatial Risk Analyst, Facility Manager, training, APR, Express Loader, Symposium, Pipeline Institute, Spill Impact Analyst

Holiday Celebrations Across the USA

Posted by Sarah on Dec 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's the most wonderful time of year! Check out some of the most renowned holiday displays & celebrations in the nation!

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Topics: holidays, Christmas

Missing and Unknown Data in Pipeline Risk Analysis

Posted by Jennifer on Dec 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Risk management is a continuous process and relies on accurate and complete data. However, we all know data is never perfect, so how do we account for missing and uncertain data? Like all good processes there are a few different approaches and steps to take.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk uncertainty, data gaps

Colorado Gives Day - December 5

Posted by Shelly on Dec 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ready to start the holiday season out right? I know, I know…’tis the season to be stressed out. But let’s change that this year. What can you do to change your mindset and enjoy the hectic holiday rush?  

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Topics: holidays, Community, Colorado Gives Day

Test Your Knowledge

Posted by Jennifer on Nov 30, 2017 8:38:19 AM

We talk a lot about how to gather, record and manage pipeline and facilities data; but what about the products being transported and stored? This week we're taking a look at natural gas and freshening up on our knowledge of the product.

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Topics: natural gas

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