News Archive 2011, Q1-Q2

New Century Software to participate at the 2011 SGA Operating Conference & Exhibit, July 12 – 14, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL

Tapping into New Century Software’s extensive PODS expertise, New Century’s President Ron Brush has been asked to participate in the Data Integration & Management Breakout Session. This breakout will address managing multiple data sets in an organization for the purposes of pipeline integrity, pipeline operations, and other critical organization needs. Visit Booth 317 to learn how New Century can assist operators by diligently searching, reviewing and scrutinizing documents and records such as as-built drawings, alignment sheets, and specifications, and other related records. By leveraging the power of GIS, New Century can ensure these records are traceable, verifiable, and complete, thus providing the pipeline operators the confidence they are meeting their responsibilities to identify pipeline integrity threats, perform rigorous risk analyses, integrate information, and identify, evaluate, and implement, preventive and mitigative measures.

New Century Software helps transmission pipeline and distribution system operators manage operational risk and make risk-informed decisions by providing leading data management, integration, analysis, and visualization software and services. New Century has partnered with Structural Integrity Associates to implement the NGA/SGA DIMP solution.

Join New Century Software on August 30 for our 2011 User Conference

Mark your calendars today and plan to join us in beautiful Loveland, Colorado. This one day event is your opportunity to preview our next generation products and services, exchange best practices with other New Century Software clients, collaborate with our product and service delivery managers, and voice your opinion to our leadership team.

The conference is intended for both managers and end users of our products and services. There will be two tracks with sessions covering technical aspects of our product and business best practices. Please visit our User Conference pages to learn more about this event.

New Century Software selected for Esri Gold Partner Network

New Century Software reaffirmed its commitment to excellence by joining the Esri Partner Network as a Gold Tier member. Membership in the program requires a rigorous review of the partner’s commitment, solutions, market reach and its reputation in the industry. Said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software, "Becoming a Gold Tier partner means that we will be able to work closer with Esri to architect, develop and implement great solutions for the pipeline industry. Although we have been an Esri partner for 14 years, we are pleased that Esri has recognized us in this way."

Over the coming months, New Century Software and Esri will be working closely to develop tighter integration of products and strategies that will help New Century provide even better solutions in the oil and gas industry. Peter Curtis, Partner Manager for Esri further commented “New Century Software has been a long term Partner with Esri and their solutions help our mutual customers leverage the power of ArcGIS. The selection of New Century Software as a Gold Partner will strengthen our relationship and bring their solutions to a larger market.

New Century to deliver presentation on Geometric Network at Esri PUG

New Century Software and DCP Midstream will deliver a joint presentation at the Esri Petroleum User Group (PUG) regarding a new application called Geometric Network Synchronizer, which creates and maintains an ArcGIS geometric network for complex pipeline systems stored in a PODS database. The presentation will discuss both the business requirements for a geometric network and the technical challenges that New Century Software overcame to deliver this important new tool for integrity management and regulatory compliance.

The Esri PUG Conference will be held April 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas. New Century Software will be a Gold level sponsor and exhibitor at this popular industry event.

View presentation - Case Study: Using Geometric Networks with the PODS Model

New Century Software will co-present with Colorado Springs Utility a case study for DIMP solution at Telvent User Group

Colorado Springs Utility (CSU) will present a case study exploring the challenges and successes of meeting the fast approaching DIMP regulatory deadline at the Telvent User Group Conference on March 30th in Fort Collins Colorado. An early adopter of Telvent’s ArcFM geospatial application, CSU was well positioned with high quality data ready for the assessment and reporting requirements of the new regulation. In collaboration with New Century and Structural Integrity Associates integrity management experts, CSU also completed their compliance initiative by implementing New Century’s Spatial Risk Analyst application and template risk model based on the NGA/SGA integrity management plan. For more information about our DIMP solution, please visit our Gas Distribution industry page.

New Century Software selected to present offshore, Deep Sea Viewer, solution at 2011 Rio Pipeline Conference in Rio De Janero, Brazil

New Century will co-present a paper on the complexities of integrity management of deep sea assets. The presentation is titled “Offshore Pipeline Integrity Management in 5 Dimensions” and will demonstrate how a major offshore producer is using New Century's Deep Sea Viewer to manage and access relevant, critical asset information at specific points along a pipeline 7,000 feet beneath oceans surface. Integrated data sets include indirect inspection results, cathodic protection performance metrics, 3D models of the pipeline corridor, multi-beam bathymetry data of the sea bed floor, and ROV digital data from 3 separate cameras. All data is aligned across time (T), latitude (Y), longitude (X), depth (Z), and linear reference stationing (ST), creating the first 5 dimensional integrated asset management application.

New Century Software in joint presentation at the AGA 2011 Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition

Rob McElroy, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at New Century Software and Alicia Farag, Program Manager for GTI, will be making a joint presentation at the AGA 2011 Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition.

This presentations will cover new developments related to data management for implementation of a Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP). The topics covered will include a new, nonproprietary gas distribution data model to standardize asset and operational data; best practices for identifying and organizing data for DIMP; and the Gas Technology Institute's Intelligent Utility System research program that is using smart phones, smart tags and cloud computing to reduce the cost and improve the quality of data collection for DIMP.

The AGA Operations Conference will be Thursday May 26 in Nashville, TN. The MEA Gas Conference will be held in August in Ames, IA.

Spill Impact Analyst version 3.1 released

New Century Software announces the release of Spill Impact Analyst version 3.1 with new functionality and performance enhancements to the industry’s leading hazardous liquid pipeline and facility spill modeling tool. New functionality includes embedded pool fire modeling capabilities using the ARCHIE algorithm developed by FEMA, D.O.T, and the EPA.

In addition to accurately modeling overland flow, this desktop application now provides Integrity Engineers and Managers the ability to visually see the areas impacted by thermal radiation levels in the event of ignition of pooled volatile hazardous liquids – a hidden consequence that might not be readily apparent under older modeling tools.

Spill Impact Analyst now also includes an Elevation Drape feature which will automatically and quickly calculate a release profile from the pipeline’s centerline and Digital Elevations Models, eliminating the need to manually specify the inflection points or obtain the information from an external data source.

Finally, Spill Impact Analyst v3.1 contains significant performance enhancements that manages the processing and computation time of the model more efficiently, in turn permitting engineers to model larger spill volumes over longer mileage and in much shorter time.

For more information about the capabilities of Spill Impact Analyst v3.1, visit our product page or contact us to request a demo.