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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's the most wonderful time of year! Check out some of the most renowned holiday displays & celebrations in the nation!
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.
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?
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.
Topics: natural gas