News Archive 2011, Q3-Q4

NPRM on Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations

On November 29th, PHMSA published a NPRM to propose miscellaneous changes to pipeline safety regulations. The proposed changes would correct errors, address inconsistencies, and respond to rulemaking petitions. The requirements in several subject matter areas would be affected, including:

  • Performance of post-construction inspections;
  • Leak surveys of Type B onshore gas gathering lines;
  • Requirements for qualifying plastic pipe joiners;
  • Regulation of ethanol;
  • Transportation of pipe;
  • Filing of offshore pipeline condition reports;
  • Calculation of pressure reductions for hazardous liquid pipeline anomalies;
  • Odorization of gas transmission lateral lines.

New Century presenting at the 2012 AGA Operations Conference

New Century’s Rob McElroy will be presenting at the 2012 AGA Operations Conference on May 2nd. His presentation, Pipeline Data Management — Are Your Records Traceable, Verifiable and Complete, is scheduled to take place in Track A4 at 10:20am.

2011 PODS Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Kirk Cameron of New Century Software receives award for his distinguished service to the PODS Association. The 2011 PODS Distinguished Service Awards were presented at User Conference in Sugarland, TX.

Kirk was one of the original PODS Technical Committee members and has been one of the main persons responsible for managing the PODS Relational Model since 2000. Kirk has led numerous PODS training sessions and has been an important contributor to the development and advancement of the model for over ten years. Kirk continues to serve on the Technical Committee as a member of the Data Modeling Team. We would like to thank, and to recognize Kirk for his long continuing service and commitment to the PODS Association.

New Century Software Calgary Seminar

Where: TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary AB
When: December 7, 2011
Cost: FREE

A half-day seminar on how New Century’s SheetCutter and TemplateDesigner takes minutes to provide what has previously taken days or even weeks for alignment sheet generation. Production of your maps for permitting, design, construction, and integrity management assessments can be greatly streamlined by using the power of Esri ArcGIS and the flexibility of SheetCutter. Demonstrations will include how to use surveyed data from GPS surveys or ILI inertial guidance navigation systems to enhance the spatial location of your pipeline centerline.

New Century Software Webinar Series

Pipeline operators know their Integrity Management programs must go beyond simply assessing pipeline segments and repairing defects. Operators must be confident they are meeting their responsibilities to identify pipeline integrity threats, understand consequences, perform rigorous risk analyses, integrate information, and identify, evaluate, and implement, preventive and mitigative measures.

Join us for our three part webinar series which will demonstrate different ways pipeline operators are using GIS technology to ensure the accuracy of their data, to visualize threats, and to perform accurate and up-to-date consequence analysis essential for enhanced pipeline safety and proactive integrity management. Our approach aligns people and technology in a way to maximize the return on your GIS investment.

Part 1 of 3: Data Visualization
A New World of Alignment Sheet Generation: It’s Easier Than You Think
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Part 2 of 3: Data Analysis for Liquid Transmission Lines
Spill Impact Analyst: Quickly and Accurately Determine High Consequence Areas
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Part 3 of 3: Data Analysis for Gas Lines
Gas HCA Analyst: Best Practices for Identifying Class Location and High Consequence Areas
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New Century Software showcasing new ways to perform linear referencing

New Century Software announces they will be showcasing an upcoming product suite that streamlines the process of creating a pipeline centerline and simplifies the tasks associated with linear referencing at the GITA Oil & Gas conference October 24-27th in Houston, Texas. Centerline Design Toolkit is a robust and easy-to-implement Esri ArcMap extension that will add to the already large portfolio of software products tailored to help oil and gas operators increase the accuracy and integrity of GIS pipeline data. Read the full article here.

New Century Software Software to exhibit at the 2011 Esri Electric and Gas User Conference, October 9-12, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina

The New Century Software team will be exhibiting and sponsoring at the the 2011 Esri Electric and Gas User Conference. The conference will be held October 9-12 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Visit booth # 007, 708 to learn more about the New Century Software products and services.

New Century Software Software to exhibit at the 2011 GITA Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibit, October 24-27, 2011 in Houston, TX

Visit New Century Software at booth #305 to learn about their newest products and software releases. The 20th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference will take place October 24-26, 2011 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, TX. This conference will provide participants a unique opportunity to benefit from the hard won experience of geospatial professionals at leading oil and gas pipeline industry organizations.

New At GITA: Operators and Users Can Visit the Exhibit Hall at No Charge. Any employee of an operator or user organization will have COMPLIMENTARY access to the exhibit hall.

New Century Software participates and sponsors the PODS User Conference, October 11-12, 2011 in Sugar Land, TX

Ron Brush, president of New Century Software, will be giving the Technical Committee presentation this year. Kirk Cameron, New Century’s Senior Engineer will also participate by leading the PODS 101 workshop. PODS User Conference is an annual meeting that attracts pipeline professionals. The conference agenda discusses the challenges, developments, real-world experiences, and progress in the field of pipeline data collection, analysis, and management.