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The Ins-and-Outs of ILI Run Comparison

Posted by Phil Tisovec on Sep 20, 2017 12:59:18 PM

An In-Line Inspection (ILI) is really just a snapshot of the current condition of your pipeline on a specific date. Depending on the technology used and when the pipeline is inspected, different “views” of the pipe’s condition are created. Which means no single ILI will give you the true condition of your pipeline

This is where run comparisons come into play. Run comparisons help QC new data building confidence in the results, increases the value of each run, and provides data for deeper and more accurate analytics using the comparison results. 

There are a handful of options when it comes to doing an ILI run comparison; completing it in-house, outsourcing to an ILI vendor, outsourcing to a service provider, or maybe your organization just doesn’t do it. Trying to decide what is best for your organization? We’ve got your benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Topics: Integrity Management, ILI, ILI Run Comparison

Planning, Preparation and Prevention: Pipeline Safety Before, During and After a Hurricane

Posted by Sarah on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

June through November are known as the Atlantic Hurricane Season; and according to PHMSA, the Gulf Coast supplies 18% of the oil and 6% of the natural gas produced in the US. Production interruptions caused by hurricanes are capable of triggering supply shortages to Gulf Coast refiners, and a subsequent rise in gasoline prices.

The Houston-area is recovering from the devastation Hurricane Harvey inflicted just a few weeks ago, while Florida attempts to re-build after Irma roared through, with Jose right on her heels. Although Jose is projected to remain out at sea, hurricanes can be very unpredictable, leaving an uncertain future for the East Coast.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, damage prevention, Natural Disaster

Catching Up on the News

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s been a busy year for the oil and gas industry, and we want to keep you in the know; so we found some articles over the past month for you to scan and get up to speed on. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Pipeline Safety, technology, leak detection

Addressing the Future of Technology

Posted by Darlene Rouleau on Aug 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The technological landscape is constantly changing.  At New Century Software, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of new technology, understand its value, and use it for solutions that meet your business needs.  New technologies can provide great value; however, we also want to maintain a stable solution base for our clients.

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Topics: Esri, technology, ArcGIS Pro

Detecting Leaks and Preventing Misfortunes

Posted by Shelly on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To say that a leaking pipeline is no good may be the understatement of all time. We hear about the major pipeline leaks and spills, but what about leaks that happen closer to home? Like inside your house or business. Would you know what to look for and what to do when a pipe leak is suspected? 

It’s simple, really, and starts with your senses. Use your nose, eyes, and ears to stop a potentially unstable situation before it becomes worse.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, leak detection, 811

Keeping You Informed

Posted by Sarah on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Keeping our customers in the know about our software is of utmost importance, so based on requests from our user community, New Century Software has started publishing a quarterly support bulletin.  The goal is to keep you, the user, informed of our release plans, software updates, and compatibility with utilized third-party software.

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Topics: software, support

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part III

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the second  installment of our ArcMap tips and tricks we walked through creating keyboard shortcuts. In this last portion we'll be discussing finding PODS feature classes and Ctrl and Alt key shortcuts.   

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

Fireworks and Where They Come From

Posted by Jennifer on Jul 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Happy 4th of July! In celebration of the holiday we took a look at everyone's favorite part, the fireworks, and the history of how they came about.  

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Topics: holidays, July 4th, fireworks

Meet Your In-Line Inspections Team

Posted by Jennifer on Jun 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Always expanding to meet pipeline operator and industry needs, we’re delighted to announce the formation of an In-Line Inspection (ILI) services team! We’ve always dabbled in select ILI services, and now it’s time to utilize the full potential of our knowledgeable staff. The team is dedicated to supporting operators with all things ILI-related including general ILI support, interpretation of results, tool validation, raw data review, data alignment, run comparison, corrosion growth, and data management and integration. Lead by team manager, Phil Tisovec, the team possesses diverse ILI, GIS and data management experience; see what each member brings to the table! 

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Topics: ILI, In-Line Inspection

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part II

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jun 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the first installment of our ArcMap tips and tricks we talked about using the mouse wheel to zoom in and out, as well as turning off the auto-draw option when adding a new feature class. This week we're looking at creating a shortcut for selected features.

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

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