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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

Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium

Posted by Stacey on Feb 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you haven't heard, we recently announced the dates (May 3-4, 2016) for Integrity Plus's Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX. We are excited about the new ways we are reaching out to all of our customers this year and want you to join us for all the fun! 

Check out our top 3 reasons to attend the symposium:

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Topics: Events, Integrity Plus, Integrity

Get the Most out of In-Line Inspection Data

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 4, 2015 6:37:27 AM

Corrosion, erosion and other forms of material degradation can cause critical damage to pipelines, potentially resulting in safety hazards and costly repairs. Having up-to-date and accurate pipeline inspection data, such as in-line inspections (ILI), is important to maintain the integrity of a pipeline.

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Topics: NCSU, Integrity Management, ILI, Integrity, Alignment Manager

Shaking Things Up

Posted by Jennifer on Aug 13, 2014 9:16:17 AM

Each year there are an estimated 900,000 earthquakes across the Earth registering 2.5 magnitude or less, 30,000 registering 2.5 to 5.4 magnitude and 500 registering 5.5 to 6.0 magnitude (UPSeis).

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

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