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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

Integrity Management and Compliance SymposiumIn 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!

We are looking for speakers for both events so don’t hesitate to contact Stacey McBride to discuss potential topics!

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.

To view the full article, click here.

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 info@newcenturysoftware.com.

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.

Click here to view more information on the Oklahoma City Backyard Series.

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. Click here to view more information on the Houston Backyard Series and to register today!

New Century Software’s Justin Calvert and Robin Magelky to Speak at Esri UC

New Century’s Justin Calvert, Technical Product Manager, and Integrity Plus’s Robin Magelky, Senior Director Integrity Management, will be speaking at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA on June 29, 2016.

Justin and Robin will be presenting on Visualizing DIMP Results with Operations Dashboard. They will discuss how the Esri Operations Dashboard can help improve how operators visualize and utilize risk results used to meet PHMSA Gas Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) requirements. Don’t miss the presentation on Wednesday June 29 at 8:30-9:45am in Room 24 A.

New Century is also sponsoring the PUG Social on Tuesday June 28 at 6pm in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Coronado Terrace.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NewCenturySW for conference updates!

New Century Software's Phil Tisovec to Present at NACE Intermountain Sectional Meeting

Phil Tisovec, Technical Sales Manager for New Century Software, will be presenting at the NACE Intermountain Sectional Meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 22nd at the Questar Gas offices in Salt Lake City, UT. The NACE Intermountain Sectional Meeting hosts industry representatives from DOT to water to manufacturers, to keep every piece of the industry in the know about the effects of corrosion and its mitigation.

With his extensive background in the industry as a pipeline integrity professional with firsthand knowledge of in-line inspection (ILI), field investigation, and data analysis, Phil has been asked to present on the ILI basics. Phil's presentation will include the different types of ILI tools and inspections and their purpose, as well as the ILI data analysis and reporting process.

New Century Software’s Justin Calvert to Present at San Antonio PUG

Next week, Justin Calvert, Technical Product Manager for New Century Software, will be speaking at the San Antonio PUG local chapter meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 4pm at the Valero Offices located at 1 Valero Way San Antonio, TX. After the presentation, New Century will be sponsoring a social event at Stone Werks Big Rock Grill at the Rim (click here for directions).

Justin’s presentation will focus on leveraging the Esri platform to meet operator needs. He will showcase how operators can better integrate their data and systems using Esri technology and illustrate how the GIS department can more effectively communicate with stakeholders organization-wide.

Justin will also be presenting on utilizing Esri technology to support distribution integrity management programs later this year at the Esri UC in San Diego, CA. 

New Century to Host Client Conference Backyard Series

This year New Century Software will be changing up how the annual Client Conference is presented by splitting the conference into three backyard series events. The Backyard Series will “take the conference to the clients” in Denver, Houston and Oklahoma.

The first conference of the series will take place in Denver on May 17, 2016. This one-day event will be held at Top Golf’s conference center and feature software solution roadmaps,  workflows for pipeline data and integrity management, and demonstrations of our newest software releases.

Click here to view more information on the Denver Backyard Series, and for details pertaining to the Houston and Oklahoma Series as it becomes available.

New Century Software Releases SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0

Industry-leading alignment sheet generator duo, SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner, offers enhanced data model support and improved reporting.

New Century Software announced today that it has released the latest versions of the industry leading tools for generating alignment sheets within the Esri Platform, SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0.

“Alignment Sheets have long-been a way to provide data visualization and reporting to non-GIS users across the enterprise,” said New Century Software President, Ron Brush. "However, in today's economic climate, our customers need to do more with less. With the latest release of SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner, we're improving usability and efficiency to allow our customers to get more done, while laying a foundation for upcoming data models and technology."

SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0 offers improved visualization of linear referenced data in a single location through chart band labeling, configurable presentation of table attributes, and history reporting. Keeping current with data models and partnering technology, the latest release of SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner offers full file geodatabase support and has been certified against Esri's ArcGIS 10.4.

“With SheetCutter 9.0, we aimed to add functionality as well as offer better performance and stability for our GIS end-users, " said Technical Product Manager, Justin Calvert. “Additionally, we are also well-positioned for near-future Esri releases so our customers can begin to demonstrate the value of GIS to the organization and create a system of engagement.”

Additional features in SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0 include:

  • Route and Line ID GUID support
  • Full File Geodatabase support
  • Coded Domains
  • Canadian dynamic elevation data sources
  • Vertical scale Title band

New Century to Present with Chesapeake Energy at Esri PUG!

New Century Software will be partnering with Chesapeake Energy's Graham Glaser and Brett Kronick to present at the annual Esri Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston, TX April 26-28, 2016. Other members of the New Century team will be in attendance offering on-site demos and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #315.

Graham and Brett will be presenting on Integrating Pipeline GIS and SAP EAM Linear Asset Management on Wednesday, April 27th from 3:30-5:00pm. They will discuss the process taken to integrate the SAP's EAM Linear Asset Management tool with an Esri-based PODS implementation including, user case development, data requirements, and key links between the systems.

New Century will also be hosting a bowling night social at Lucky Strike on April 26 at 7:00pm. To join us for bowling, click here.

New Century President, Ron Brush, Elected to PODS Board of Directors

New Century is pleased to announce that Ron Brush, New Century Software President, has been elected to the PODS Board of Directors. New Century Software and Ron Brush have been members of the PODS Association since its initiation, contributing to PODS Data Model enhancements and providing GIS-enabled software PODS solutions to the oil and gas pipeline industry. Ron has served as a Board Member, Secretary, and Technical Committee Liaison for the PODS Association in the past. He brings over twenty-two years of oil and gas industry experience, and eighteen years of PODS model expertise to help support the PODS Association and their activities as a Board of Directors member.

Congratulations to Ron!

New Century Software Acquires Vantis Solutions

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (March 31, 2016) - New Century Software, Inc. (New Century), a leading provider of integrity management pipeline software and services, has acquired the Utah-based ILI data management firm, Vantis Solutions, and appointed its co-founder, Phil Tisovec, as a Technical Sales Manager at New Century Software.

“As a leader in pipeline data management, New Century has taken an opportunity to better serve our clients who work with corrosion and ILI data,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century. “Acquiring Vantis Solutions allows us to gain the subject matter expertise and technology necessary to better analyze ILI data and guide pipeline operators to better business decisions.”

Vantis Solutions specialized in pipeline data management, analysis, and new technology development. It focused primarily on ILI data, corrosion, GIS, and field investigation by offering applications, training, and subject matter expertise to operators. As a part of the acquisition, Vantis Solutions’ proprietary software will join the suite of industry-leading pipeline data management and integrity management applications offered by New Century Software.

Additionally, co-founder of Vantis Solutions, Phil Tisovec, has joined the New Century Software team as a Technical Sales Manager. Tisovec will guide the strategy and growth plan for the ILI data management applications and services currently offered by New Century Software, including integrating the Vantis Solutions’ software in to the suite. Tisovec offers fifteen years of experience in the pipeline data management industry and brings extensive knowledge and expertise regarding corrosion growth analysis, ILI data analysis, and field inspection protocol.

To learn more about New Century Software and its solutions, please contact info@newcenturysoftware.com.

Justin Calvert to Present, SheetCutter 9.0: Enhanced Data Model Support and Improved Reporting Webinar

New Century Software’s Justin Calvert will be presenting a SheetCutter 9.0: Enhanced Data Model Support and Improved Reporting webinar on April 7th at 1p.m. MST/ 2p.m. CST.

New Century Software will be releasing the latest version of its top alignment sheet generator applications, SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner. SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0 includes spatial data model support and extended reporting abilities, such as chart band labeling. Justin will provide viewers with a pre-release look at SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner, including new features and enhancements, and discuss how these improvements can help complete daily activities quickly and efficiently.

To attend the SheetCutter 9.0: Enhanced Data Model Support and Improved Reporting webinar, register here.

David Mangold and Ryan Huntley to Speak at Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference

Integrity Plus’s David Mangold and Ryan Huntley join the lineup of speakers at the 2016 Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference in Houston, TX, February 8th-11th, 2016.

David and Ryan will be presenting, Estimating the Consequences of Pipeline Failures: A Modern Approach, 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 #400. Our risk and integrity management experts will be standing by ready to discuss risk analysis challenges and solutions, HCA and spill analysis services, and regulatory requirements.

To attend the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference, register here.