Data Diligence: A Solution For Pipeline Monitoring Problems

Dec 13

From increasing safety and improving efficiency to complying with PHMSA and DOT regulations, quality monitoring is essential for all pipeline operators. Yet, many operators are faced with difficulties managing pipeline assets in robust databases...

Challenges & Solutions for High Consequence Area Analysis

Dec 08

Pipeline operators have a duty to their employees, their communities and the environment to keep their operations as safe as possible. This means regularly monitoring and inspecting high consequence areas (HCAs) to minimize the risk of leaks or...

Why do we pressure test pipelines?

Nov 23

Pressure testing, especially hydrostatic pressure testing is used to determine and verify pipeline integrity of its welds and joints. In fact. pressure testing is assumed to be the best alternative to determine integrity of a pipeline in place of...

Asset Maintenance & Health Assessment

Nov 14

Tired of reading asset maintenance articles that always seem to say the same thing, but still leave you wondering what good are they? Then perhaps it is time to take in a new perspective. It may sound strange, but the answer is in the questions.

Ensuring Safety: Achieving safe and secure pipeline facilities through regulatory compliance.

Oct 13

Industrial safety is always important, but the stakes are especially high if you manage a pipeline. While pipelines are the safest methods for transporting oil and natural gas, they face a number of serious threats. If you fail to keep these...

High Performance Through Top-down and Bottom-up Work Management

Oct 05

If you recall, the scenario presented in our previous post resulted in a few questions:

  • What determines if an organization should use top-down or bottom-up planning methods, or how to integrate both methods?
  • How to develop an end-to-end process...

Savvy Standards: What It Means To Be ISO 9001 Certified

Sep 21

Finding suppliers you trust is essential for business success, but given the number of factors that contribute to quality, this can be easier said than done. International standards simplify the vetting process, giving you a clear metric for...

Control Room Team Identification and Training

Sep 08

In January 2017, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) changed the scope of the regulations surrounding pipeline operators’ Control Room Management (CRM) programs. Let's take a closer look at the new regulations...

Furnishing Fuel: Can We Expand Our Pipelines Safely?

Sep 01

Recently pipelines have been regularly showcased in the news; however, barely any of this coverage highlights the incredible innovations that have been made to safety and quality assurance since America started building its pipeline...

Maximizing Work Management for Multiple Work Streams and Ever-Changing Workloads

Aug 31

The first three posts on work management in the utility industry have focused on the core foundation of developing a successful work management plan, and touched on the importance of utilizing the proper systems to execute the plan. For...

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