White Papers

Revisiting the Question of Handheld Devices for Natural Gas Line Inspection and Compliance

WHY AREN’T ALL COMPANIES PROVIDING THEIR FIELD TEAMS WITH HANDHELD DEVICES FOR RECORDING INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE INFORMATION? COSTS FOR THE DEVICES AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT HAVE DROPPED BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE. DATA COLLECTION IS FASTER, MORE ACCURATE, AND TIMELIER THAN PAPER-BASED WORKFLOWS AND IT PROVIDES UNPRECEDENTED DATA MINING OPPORTUNITIES…Read More
 

Move Beyond Simple Inspections and Make 2013 the Year of Compliance

IT IS A NEW YEAR, AND THERE IS A NEW WAY TO HANDLE COMPLIANCE. OLD, PAPER-BASED INSPECTIONS HAVE SEEN THEIR DAY. TODAY THERE IS A NEW MODEL OF COMPLIANCE. AYAWORKS TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS COMPANIES TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PIPELINE INSPECTIONS BY GATHERING AND PROCESSING DATA DIRECTLY FROM THE FIELD WITH NO FILING DELAYS…Read More
 

21st Century Compliance — Paper is Not Enough

THE 2010 SAN BRUNO INCIDENT DEMONSTRATED THE EXCEPTIONAL CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITIES THAT UTILITIES CAN FACE, SHOULD COMPLIANCE OPERATIONS FAIL. THE EVOLVING LESSON OF THE DISASTER IS THAT FIELD ACTIVITY IS NOT ENOUGH TO SATISFY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONS — OPERATORS MUST BRING BACK OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLIANCE. IN AN ERA OF NEW STANDARDS NATURAL GAS OPERATIONS, EXECUTIVES SHOULD ASK, “EVEN IF WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE, CAN WE PROVE IT?”
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