News & Events
Melissa Lawrence to Present at New Mexico Regional CGA Conference
Integrity Plus’s Melissa Lawrence will be speaking at New Mexico Regional Common Ground Alliance (NMRCGA) Conference in Albuquerque, NM September 19-21, 2017. Melissa will be leading two presentations on Wednesday, September 20th in the Manzano room including, Risk Analysis Results and Ranking at 9am, and Pipeline Release Consequences: Beyond HCAs at 10:30am.
The Risk Analysis Results and Ranking presentation discusses the importance of risk analysis in pipeline integrity management and performance-based management systems. It will cover ideas and guidance for conducting risk assessment and evaluating results to prioritize follow-up activities. As result of upcoming regulations, the industry must expand on how release consequences are identified. In her Pipeline Release Consequences: Beyond HCAs presentation, Melissa will provide an introduction on identifying consequence areas and expanding current practices to incorporate additional release impacts.
Be sure to stop by Melissa’s presentations and contact us to set an appointment at NMRCGA.
Integrity Plus Adds In-Line Inspection Services Team
Integrity Plus is pleased to announce the establishment of our In-Line Inspection (ILI) Team. The team is currently four members strong, including Phil Tisovec, Deanna Sperry, Ember Vannoy and Rupesh Muthyala. Each member brings a unique set of skills with diverse ILI, GIS and data management experience. Led by Phil Tisovec, ILI Team Manager, the team is dedicated to supporting operators with all things ILI-related including; data alignment, run comparison, corrosion growth, data management and integration, and training. The team is excited to hear from operators with any ILI-related needs! As well as how they can assist in keeping pipelines operating safely and efficiently, ensuring operators are getting the best value from their ILI investment.
Introducing the Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute
The Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute provides both hazardous liquids and natural gas pipeline operators with a focused means of training both new pipeline professionals and legacy employees. With expert level instruction provided by Integrity Plus pipeline consultants, The Pipeline Institute's objective is to support and facilitate student career success through comprehensive and objective instruction and advising.
The Pipeline Institute offers customized training programs that best fit student roles, and new graduates are eligible for a year-long student advising program and certification. Alternatively, eligible students may enroll in individual training modules or custom programs. Training topics range from basic pipeline data management and GIS concepts to advanced pipeline risk analysis and pipeline safety program administration. Benefits of The Pipeline Institute include fast-tracked industry knowledge for new staff, conceptual awareness of commonly employed technologies and workflows, enhanced knowledge of key pipeline safety regulatory topics, and compliance demonstrations for various pipeline safety training requirements.
The Pipeline Institute is based out the Integrity Plus, Houston Texas office, which is conveniently located in the energy corridor area. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Open for Integrity Plus 2017 Hosted Events
Integrity Plus will be holding the first ever Integrity Plus Workshop in Calgary, AB March 22, 2017. Registration is now open! Join us for a one-day workshop of discussing integrity management programs, pipeline data management best practices, and risk management strategies. The workshop will include special guest speakers, as well as presentations from Integrity Plus staff.
Registration is also open for the second annual Integrity Management and Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX May 2-3, 2017. The two-day symposium will be filled with special guest speaker and Integrity Plus staff presentations around incident investigation, regulatory changes, facilities risk, and much more. Join us in expanding industry knowledge, networking, and some fun in the sun.
For any questions on the events or how to get involved please contact Stacey McBride.
Integrity Plus Vice President, Mike LaMont, Appointed to PHMSA Working Group
HOUSTON, Texas. (January 12, 2017) – Integrity Plus is pleased to announce that Mike LaMont, Vice President of Integrity Plus, has been appointed to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pipeline safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group.
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, appointed LaMont and the full committee stating, “The new VIS Working Group will not only utilize the expertise of the pipeline industry, but it will encourage collaboration in the way information is used and exchanged regarding pipeline assets and activities to impact safety.” LaMont is one of 24 members selected to advise the Secretary of Transportation on pipeline safety recommendations, the exchange of pipeline inspection information, and proprietary and security-sensitive information protection best practices.
LaMont offers over fifteen years of experience in the pipeline oil and gas transmission sector and specializes in regulatory compliance best practices, integrity management strategies, and operator succession planning. “It’s a privilege to serve on the working group, as it is tasked with a complex Charter that could have profound industry impacts,” he says. To learn more about the VIS working Group, the goals of the committee and view all appointments, click here.
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!
We are looking for speakers for both events so don’t hesitate to contact Stacey McBride to discuss potential topics!
Integrity Plus to Co-Instruct Integrity Management Training
Integrity Plus’ Vice President, Mike LaMont, and Sr. DOT Compliance Engineer, Lauren Tipton, along with Phillip 66’s Pipeline Risk Engineer, Robert Fristoe, will be conducting an Integrity Management: Regulations, Enforcement Trends and Effective Program Design—Goals of Effective Program training. The training will take place January 25-26, 2017 in Houston, TX and is hosted by Kinetic.
The training will cover the different portions of integrity management regulations, and teach participants how to effectively design and maintain an integrity management program (IMP). Including an overview of compliance strategy, regulatory updates, and what make an IMP sustainable.
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.
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 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
Integrity Plus to Present, Exhibit and Sponsor at LGA Conference
Integrity Plus will be attending the Louisiana Gas Association Pipeline Safety Conference in New Orleans, LA August 8-12, 2016. The Integrity Plus team will also be exhibiting in booth #305, discussing our services, and offering giveaways.
Our own Vice President of Integrity Plus, Mike LaMont, will be presenting on Managing Resources to Ensure Integrity Management Program Success on Wednesday, August 10th at 2pm. Mike will be discussing how big a role human resources plays when creating and implementing a sustainable Integrity Management Program.
Integrity Plus’ Sr. DOT Compliance Engineer, Lauren Tipton, will be teaming up with Lindsay Sander, Owner of Sander Resources, to present on Driving Improvement Through Data Integration on Thursday, August 11th at 10:30am. Lindsay and Lauren will highlight pending regulatory changes and the data that will have to be collected and managed in order to achieve compliance.
Stop by our booth to chat and contact us today to set an appointment at LGA.