News Archive 2016, Q3-Q4
New Century Software Releases Alignment Manager 4.0
Alignment Manager allows Pipeline Integrity Engineers to align inline inspection (ILI) and close interval survey (CIS) data with the PODS database.
New Century Software has released the latest version of its pipeline integrity inspection application that aligns new inspection data and historical inspection run data to the PODS database through a streamlined workflow and intuitive interface that GIS Engineers can quickly work through a semi-automatic alignment process, improving productivity and saving time.
Alignment Manager 4.0 now includes the option of downloading a 64-bit build to support larger data sets of 100,000 or more. General enhancements were also made to the application to support the workflow and improve overall performance, including the ability to perform weld-to-weld alignments without having to match weld numbers.
“In this release of Alignment Manager we strived to improve the usability and accuracy of alignments through the enhanced tools and settings,” said New Century Software Product Manager, Lynette Lyddane. “We also focused on the flexibility of the workflow process, being able to return to previous steps to add missed information.”
Additional features in Alignment Manager 4.0 include:
- Support for PODS 6.0
- Ability to view Control Point Gap Reports
- Ability to make edits at any point during the alignment process
Save the Date for our 2017 Hosted Events
In 2017 Integrity Plus will be holding two hosted events. First up will be a first ever Integrity Plus Workshop in Calgary, AB on March 22nd. We are excited to be bringing a workshop to the Canadian area to discuss both U.S. and Canadian regulations and hear from area operators.
The workshop will be followed up by the Integrity Management and Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX May 2nd-3rd. There was such a great response to the inaugural Symposium that we can’t wait to get back down there next year!
New Century Software Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016
FREMONT, CA—October 19, 2016— New Century Software announced today that it has been selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview.
“We are proud to announce New Century Software as one among the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “New Century Software’s flexible solutions empower organizations to manage pipeline integrity data and navigate regulatory compliance ensuring safety and reliability.”
New Century Software mainly focuses on providing experts and technology to enable safe and reliable energy transportation. It is uniquely qualified to provide pipeline integrity management solutions. New Century Software empowers natural gas transmission operators meet their regulatory and financial goals. Supporting the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP), we offer pipeline GIS-enabled asset and integrity management software as well as integrity management and compliance professional services.
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Mike Ortiz to Join New Century Software as Vice President of Strategic Development
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (September 19, 2016) - New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of integrity management pipeline software and services, announced today that Mike Ortiz will join its executive management team as the Vice President of Strategic Development.
Mike offers over 20 years of experience in managing risk, integrity and data management programs for the energy transportation industry. He began his career as a field and project engineer working in various roles at EPC firms. Mike’s experience includes managing various projects in oil & gas exploration and production, gathering and transmission pipelines, petroleum refineries, and marine & marketing terminals across the United States. Mike is an active member of the PODS Association and the Pipeline Week Advisory Board.
“Mike is a highly respected leader in the pipeline GIS and integrity management sectors, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,“ said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “Mike’s engagement with partners, such as Esri and the PODS Association, his collaborative management style, and his history with operators across our client base give him unique insights and visibility into the future of our important market segment. As Vice President of Strategic Development, Mike will lead New Century Software’s team to meet emerging client needs, navigate regulatory changes, and lead future growth.”
Prior to joining New Century Software, Mike was the Manager of Data Integration at Plains All American Pipeline where he led the GIS and Data Integration groups to manage pipeline asset and performance data. He focused on implementing standards and data management best practices for supporting pipeline construction projects, project management, and KPI’s using GIS technology. Mike’s experience also includes five years at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners were he was the Manager of Risk Engineering for the Product Pipelines Group.
“I am delighted to join the New Century Software team to help shape its growth and development,” said Mike Ortiz, incoming Vice President of Strategic Development. “As integrity management best practices continue to evolve, public and regulatory scrutiny increases, and technology rapidly advances, it is critical that operators and partners come together to identify solutions that increase pipeline safety and efficiencies. I am confident that the New Century Software team offers the partnership operators need to achieve their safety, compliance and integrity goals.”
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University Long Beach. He will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado at the New Century Software headquarters. To contact Mike or to learn more about New Century Software, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrity Plus to Present with Questar Pipeline at Pipeline Week
Integrity Plus’s Rupesh Muthyala will be partnering with Casey Heinrich of Questar Pipeline to present at Pipeline Week in Houston, TX September 20-22, 2016. Rupesh and Casey’s presentation, Risk assessment of the corrosive effect of Alternating Current on a Pipeline, will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 3pm in Waterway Ballroom 4.
The presentation will cover standard practices around Alternating Current Corrosion Identification and Mitigation for pipeline assets. Casey and Rupesh will discuss how a high incident rate concerning Alternating Current corrosion on pipeline assets led to the creation of a standard identification and mitigation practice, that stresses the imperativeness of defining voltage criteria. They will touch on how the implementation of software and an Alternating Current risk algorithm are used to quickly and easily identify high risk segments.
Other members of the Integrity Plus and New Century teams will be in attendance moderating sessions and panels, and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #603 on the exhibition floor. New Century will also be hosting a Pipeline Week social on the patio at the Americas-The Woodlands on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8pm. To join us for networking and cocktails, RSVP here and click here to download a free expo hall pass.
David Mangold and Ryan Huntley to Speak at International Pipeline Conference & Exposition
Integrity Plus’s David Mangold and Ryan Huntley join the lineup of speakers at the 2016 International Pipeline Conference & Exposition in Calgary, AB, September 26th-30th, 2016.
David and Ryan will be presenting, Utilizing Modern Data and Technologies for Pipeline Risk Assessment, to inform attendees about a modern approach to estimating the consequences of pipeline failures which directly supports the risk management of gas and hazardous liquid pipeline systems.
David and Ryan will discuss advanced methodologies which provide a framework for the evaluation of consequence scenarios. They will explore how advancements in spatial processing, computational technologies, and data collection across industries have provided useful supporting resources. They will also give examples of the approach through the integration and application of methodologies and resources.
In addition to David and Ryan’s presentation, Integrity Plus will be exhibiting at the conference in booth #706. Our risk and integrity management experts will be standing by ready to discuss risk analysis challenges and solutions, HCA, spill analysis, and ILI data services, and regulatory requirements.
To attend the International Pipeline Conference & Exposition, register here and enter the code IPE2A for a complimentary expo hall pass.
New Century to Present with Chevron Pipeline and CartoPac at Pipeline Week
New Century Software will be partnering with Paul Herrman of Chevron Pipeline and Jake Opdahl of CartoPac to present at Pipeline Week in Houston, TX September 20-22, 2016. The group presentation, Chevron FDC: Compliance Driven Pipeline Maintenance and Inspection Data Collection, will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 2p.m. in the Waterway Ballroom.
The presentation will cover the processes and integration used between each company to create an auditable, full-lifecylce solution to capture field data that is reviewed and approved before being loaded into PODS. Through customization and integration of multiple technologies, a field-to-PODS workflow was created that utilizes a staging environment to validate data before loading, supports meeting PHMSA requirements, and ensures data is trusted, verifiable, and complete.
Other members of the New Century team will be in attendance moderating sessions and panels, and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #603 on the exhibition floor. New Century will also be hosting a Pipeline Week social on the patio at the Americas-The Woodlands on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8pm. To join us for networking and cocktails, RSVP here and click here to download a free expo hall pass.
New Century to Host Oklahoma City Client Conference Backyard Series
New Century has changed up how our annual Client Conference is held this year by splitting the conference into three backyard series events. In May we successfully held the first series in Denver, and recently completed our second series in Houston.
The third and final stop for the year of our conference series will take place in Oklahoma City, OK on October 11, 2016. This one-day event will be held in downtown Oklahoma City at the Enable Midstream headquarters. The day will feature software solution roadmaps, demonstrations of our newest software releases, and a look at Esri integration through APR and ArcGIS Online.
New Century Software Releases Gas HCA Analyst 5.0
Gas HCA Analyst provides operators and engineering firms with new tools to deliver a more accurate and defined approach to identify HCA’s.
New Century Software has released the latest version of its highly configurable application designed to identify Class Location and High Consequence Areas on gas pipelines and determine regulated onshore gathering lines, Gas HCA Analyst 5.0.
Gas HCA Analyst 5.0 strives to allow users to graphically view structure counts and draw a structure impact range through the use of new tools, in order to provide users with detailed information for analysis. This release also offers improved stability and support through data model certifications, analysis configuration, and filter settings.
“In this release of Gas HCA Analyst we strived to improve the rigor of analysis and meet changing regulations through the new and enhanced tools,” said New Century Software Product Manager, Lynette Lyddane. “We also focused on better integrating with Esri to make results more readable by symbolizing feature class layers, and adding tools to show the sliding mile, class location, and clickable structure information.”
Additional features in Gas HCA Analyst 5.0 include:
- Support for Moderate Consequence Areas
- Support for Method 1
- Ability to load to File Geodatabases
- Filter feature classes in an analysis
New Century to Host Second Stop on Client Conference Backyard Series: Houston, TX!
New Century is gearing up to host the next stop on its Client Conference Backyard Series in Houston, TX on August 3, 2016! We kicked off our 2016 series in Denver, CO in May, enjoying conversations with operators and partners around upcoming technology, regulatory changes, and improvements to our applications.
In Houston, we’ll be showcasing a similar agenda, however we’ve added a special guest speaker, Jeff Allen of Esri. This one-day event will be held at our Houston Office and feature software solution roadmaps, demonstrations of our newest software releases, and a look at Esri integration through APR and the location platform. We’ll end the day with a social event a Top Golf for networking and fun.
Registration for this event is FREE, however, spots are limited.