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Top 3 New Year Resolutions for Pipeline Operators

Posted by Stacey on Jan 7, 2015 2:58:42 AM

08d08eb1-996b-4df3-b740-d6a8217a33612015 is upon us and the year ahead is wide open for opportunity. Like many of you, the folks here at New Century Software have a handful of resolutions to accomplish in the next twelve months. We have the usual assortment of personal goals: get fit, manage stress, take a vacation, etc. But we also have aspirations for our company and our customers.

Our number one priority is to equip pipeline operators with the tools and services that enable safe and reliable energy transportation. So, we’ve come up with a few easy resolutions that can get you started on the right path in the New Year.

1. Conduct Your Own Audit (With Our Help)

Instead of scrambling when our friends from PHMSA call, be sure all your ducks are in a row on your own timeline. Our compliance team can provide on-site, mock audits or compliance status evaluations to ensure you meet the federal and state regulations regarding your pipeline. And, they also provide audit prep for a transparent compliance demonstration when the regulators do come a-knockin’.

2. Get a Jump Start on Your Integrity Analysis

We’re certain changes occurred on your pipeline last year – from fluxuations in flow rates, to changes in pressure, to pipe replacements. It’s probably time to re-run your HCA’s or complete an updated risk assessment. Stay ahead of the game by scheduling your HCA Analysis or Risk Assessments early in the year to identify potential threats and consequences for a safer 2015.

3. Upgrade Your Software

The future has arrived, folks (although we have yet to see a working hoverboard). GIS has developed by leaps and bounds in recent years and New Century Software applications have kept up. We released several new solutions last year to replace or improve our software and your upgrade is included in your maintenance. So, be sure to download the latest version of all your New Century Software applications – and check out our Smart Search capabilities, online tutorials, and User Forum to learn how best to utilize our software.

Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions!

Topics: Pipeline Operator, Integrity Management, Data Management, GIS, Compliance

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