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New Century Software is celebrating 25 years!

Posted by Sarah on May 29, 2019 4:35:15 PM

This month, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary! We are so grateful for the opportunity to provide best-in-class software and services to ensure safety and reliability in the oil and gas industry over the past quarter of a century. We look forward to many more years to come. Let’s take a look back at some highlights and fun snapshots over the last 25 years!

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Planning for Interactive Threats: Part 2 of 2

Posted by Sarah on Apr 24, 2019 9:33:26 AM

In Part I of this series, we covered what constitutes an interactive threat. Now that you have a handle on what an interactive threat is, how can you use this information to help you plan for them in your Integrity Management Plan (IMP)?

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Topics: Integrity Management, Integrity, Risk Management, Inspection Data, pipeline risk, Risk uncertainty, interactive threats, integrity management plans

Defining Interactive Threats: Part 1 of 2

Posted by Sarah on Apr 3, 2019 8:43:12 AM

When putting together an Integrity Management Plan (IMP), we know to consider individual threats, but what about threats that interact together to increase risk? The concept of interactive threats and how to address them has perplexed many operators. There are many reasons for this confusion, such as a lack of prescriptive language in regulations, a lack of clarity in reporting the root cause for pipeline incidents, and a lack of general information concerning interactive threats.

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Topics: Integrity Management, Integrity, pipeline risk, interactive threats, integrity management plans

Thanksgiving Bingo

Posted by Sarah on Nov 21, 2018 12:08:51 PM

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us! As we prepare to dive into the madness of feast prepping, gift buying and traveling, we thought we would offer a fun little reprieve from all the holiday madness with a game of Turkey Day Bingo!

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Topics: holidays, Thanksgiving

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

Analyzing Scrum and Other Methods of Agile Development

Posted by Sarah on Nov 8, 2017 12:12:27 PM

Most software development professionals have at least heard of Agile development, and likely utilize one (or a combination) of its methodologies. Although Scrum is arguably the most popular implementation of Agile development, many erroneously consider Scrum and Agile to be one in the same. We know this can be confusing, so this post will help you better understand what Agile development is, and what differentiates Scrum from other Agile frameworks. 

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Topics: Software development, Scrum, Agile

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

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

The New Foundation of ILI Data Management

Posted by Sarah on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Managing and analyzing pipeline assessments and planning for anomaly remediation can be complicated. When all of your information is spread out amongst multiple spreadsheets or applications, it can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Break free of the spreadsheets and discover the time-saving, transformative impact of InTrack, the new foundation of ILI Data Management.
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Topics: Integrity Management, InTrack, Inline Inspection

New Century Support Tips & Tricks

Posted by Sarah on Oct 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When questions or issues arise, we want to make sure that you get connected to a help resource quickly! We have an amazing Support team that is here to help, but we also have some other resources that you can utilize for quick answers.

 

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Topics: support, NCS applications, help

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