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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

Looking Ahead in Integrity Management

Posted by Shelly Coffin & Sarah Spaulding on Nov 7, 2018 2:30:45 PM

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “change is the only constant in life.” The Oil & Gas industry is no exception. As we start preparing for the new year, we wanted to take some time to reflect on recent changes and prepare for what’s next. Let’s take a look at proposed rulemaking and updates from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) and the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS).

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Topics: PHMSA, Integrity Management, NPMS, 49 CRF 192, oil & gas

2018 Client Conference Recap

Posted by Jennifer on Aug 14, 2018 10:20:48 AM

We’ve wrapped up our 10th Client Conference in our backyard here in Fort Collins, CO.  A huge thank you to all that attended!

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, Integrity Management, Events, Data Management, GIS, Client Conference, Web GIS, technology

Another Successful Year!

Posted by Jennifer on Jun 4, 2018 11:50:21 AM

We've wrapped up another great Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium down in Galveston, TX.

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Topics: Integrity Management, Events, Integrity Plus, Compliance, Symposium

Under Pressure

Posted by Phil Tisovec on Jan 29, 2018 7:53:40 AM

Why do we have pressure calculations and how do they relate to In-Line Inspections (ILI)? Let’s start with why. This comes down to three main reasons: PHMSA requirements, sorting through ILI report “noise”, and to estimate response time.

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Topics: Integrity Management, ILI, In-Line Inspection, Pressure Calculations

The Ins-and-Outs of ILI Run Comparison

Posted by Phil Tisovec on Sep 20, 2017 12:59:18 PM

An In-Line Inspection (ILI) is really just a snapshot of the current condition of your pipeline on a specific date. Depending on the technology used and when the pipeline is inspected, different “views” of the pipe’s condition are created. Which means no single ILI will give you the true condition of your pipeline

This is where run comparisons come into play. Run comparisons help QC new data building confidence in the results, increases the value of each run, and provides data for deeper and more accurate analytics using the comparison results. 

There are a handful of options when it comes to doing an ILI run comparison; completing it in-house, outsourcing to an ILI vendor, outsourcing to a service provider, or maybe your organization just doesn’t do it. Trying to decide what is best for your organization? We’ve got your benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Topics: Integrity Management, ILI, ILI Run Comparison

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

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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