New Century and Integrity Plus Blog

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part I

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jun 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’re a daily Esri ArcMap consumer, or just an intermittent user, there’s always some new trick to discover. Here at New Century, we learn new functionality all the time! I've put together a list of my top five favorite tips. Check out the first two tips here!

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

New In-Line Inspection Requirements

Posted by Nicole Tebow on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We like to keep you in the loop of all things regarding regulatory compliance, and on March 24, 2017 the Pipeline and Hazardous  Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Incident Notification Rule went into effect. While this regulation affected a broad range of items, from 49 CFR 190 to 49 CFR 199, we would like to discuss a couple of seemingly simple paragraphs whose implications could have easily been overlooked. Now, incorporated by reference and as a requirement for hazardous liquids, as stated under 49 CFR 195.591, In-Line Inspection of Pipelines are:
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Topics: PHMSA, ILI, 49 CFR 195

Establishing Risk Tolerance Criteria

Posted by Rupesh Muthyala on May 31, 2017 12:17:07 PM

Integrity Management program requires pipeline operators to consider various elements, and out of those elements, risk assessment plays a crucial role. To achieve actionable risk results, it is vital to know how to validate the results, and we have also found, setting risk tolerance limits better facilitates achieving actionable risk results. So the question is: how do you go about establishing risk tolerance criteria?

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Topics: Integrity Management, Risk Assessment, Risk Analysis, Risk Tolerance

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Jennifer on May 19, 2017 4:55:16 PM

New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 years

to go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Data Management, Esri, GIS, Risk Management, data

Invest in On-boarding Employees

Posted by Luke Whitrock & Jennifer Harper on May 11, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Starting a new job can bring a lot of mixed emotions: excitement, anxiety, and even frustration. The most critical time for any new employee is their first six to twelve months on the job. During this time, most employees will determine if their job role and organization are a good fit, making it critical for organizations to create a comfortable environment that encourages growth. The best way to do this is by putting employees through an on-boarding program.

Not totally convinced? Here are three reasons why on-boarding is important.

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Topics: training, Onboarding

Join the Discussion in Galveston

Posted by Jennifer on Apr 27, 2017 3:12:22 PM

Our Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium was so successful last year that we decided to hold it again this year May 2-3, 2017 in Galveston, TX. It’s right
around the corner and for anyone still on the fence about attending, we’ve got a few great reasons to change your mind. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Risk Management, Symposium

Best Practices for Risk Validation

Posted by Shelly on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

To effectively manage the integrity and safety of your pipeline, you must have a risk assessment plan; and this plan must make validating and understanding risk results a top priority.

When was the last time you updated your plan?

Here at Integrity Plus, we have been in the risk assessment business for awhile. We work with a wide variety of operators and assessment types, performing various risk implementations, including both qualitative and quantitative risk models. We’d love to help you update and strengthen your plan!

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Topics: Risk Management, pipeline risk, risk validation

Increasing Complexity of Development Operations

Posted by Jacob Nosal on Apr 13, 2017 2:51:44 PM

A while back, I was speaking with a senior software engineer at New Century about how our development operations can keep up with the breakneck pace of change in our industry. He reasoned that software, as it is in both our job description and company name, should be the primary focus of what we do here. He's right, but great software is enabled by functioning infrastructure. This necessitates a solution to our problem that, succinctly stated, reads "but, it works on my machine!" This brings us to Chef, a configuration management platform.

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Topics: Esri, software, Chef

Loading Data with ArcGIS for Pipeline Referencing

Posted by Stacey on Apr 5, 2017 9:08:35 AM

With Esri’s most recent, and first, pipeline-centric application, ArcGIS for Pipeline Referencing (APR) solution, the question on everyone’s mind is “Will this tool improve my workflows, processes, and efficiencies?” When considering the investment in legacy data models, and ArcMap applications, operators must have a strong understanding of the technology shift they’re making and how it’ll impact their day-to-day operations.

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Topics: Esri, training, APR, ArcGIS Online, data loading, bulk loading data

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

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