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What is a Moderate Consequence Area?

Posted by Sarah on Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Pipeline regulations are changing, and Integrity Plus and New Century Software are here to help you stay ahead of the game. One of the most recent proposed changes has already been implemented into our Gas HCA Analyst application, so you can get a jumpstart on evaluating the impacts of the proposed change to your integrity management programs and budgets.

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Topics: PHMSA, HCA, 49 CRF 192, Gas HCA Analyst, MCA, GHCA

What Are HCAs and Why Do They Matter?

Posted by Shelly on Apr 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In the world of pipelines, HCA stands for High Consequence Area. These are pretty important concepts; so important, actually, that New Century Software has created two applications that help determine HCAs:

  • Spill Impact Analyst: Looks for environmental-type HCAs; for example: drinking water and protected lands.
  • Gas HCA: Looks for HCAs by population.

 

So let’s take a closer look at HCAs and why they are so very important.

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Topics: Integrity, Risk Management, HCA, Gas HCA Analyst

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