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Due to high demand for energy during the coldest months, there is a good chance that emergencies will come up that you must respond to in order to keep the line running. Being good at winter work allows you to respond promptly to system and customer needs, provide reliable service, and meet regulatory deadlines.Read the Article
Read our latest article that was featured in the Pipeline & Gas Journal November issue.Read the Article
Many pipeline operators have invested significantly in automation – but they may still be missing some key benefits that can give them an edge in the form of reduced costs and fewer problems.Read the Article
If PHMSA notified your company of a pending audit for integrity records, would you be filled with confidence or anxiety? How did your company’s last audit go? Do your records tell the story for each feature from tool-out date through inspection and repair?Read the Article
Not many people get excited about writing work procedures. However, if stewarded effectively, procedures can be more than a set of steps for working, they can be your secret weapon for making new staff productive quickly, retaining the wisdom of retiring employees, and keeping good employees engaged.Read the Article
In industrial markets – pipelines included – the implementation of new technologies for automation and sensory equipment can be slow. And that’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes, staying with the tried-and-true can be the best solution. This post helps navigate when to upgrade and when to stay the course.Read the Article
3D scanning can give you an edge, particularly in the case of updates and upgrades to existing piping systems. And while access to the technology and all its new bells and whistles is increasing, it’s important to remember that having the technology, and having the capabilities to leverage it properly, are two different things. This post offers some pointers on getting good results.Read the Article