Control Room Management

EnerSys Corporation joins AVEVA Partner Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Greg DunnEnerACT Energy Services, Inc.281-702-2573gdunn@enersyscorp.com HOUSTON, TX – June 15, 2022 — EnerSys Corporation (“EnerSys”), a leader in oil and gas pipeline control room management software, has joined the AVEVA Partner Network as a Registered System Integrator. Russel Treat, President of EnerSys, said, “Through our partnership with AVEVA, EnerSys will be developing a …

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PDCA Applied to CRM: Satisfy PHMSA Pipeline Regulatory Requirements

The ever-changing pipeline regulatory environment means that pipeline operators need to stay on their toes when it comes to their Control Room Management safety program. The CRM Rule (49 CFR 192.631 for the transport of natural gas and 49 CFR Part 195.446 for the transport of hazardous liquids) includes specific requirements that operators must comply …

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2 Years With EnerSys: Use Our Workflow to Build Your CRM Program

Pipeline operators with PHMSA-regulated control rooms need to understand the value and importance of developing a robust Control Room Management program. With the recent introduction of the final Gas Gathering Rule that brought thousands of miles of pipelines under federal jurisdiction, it is more important than ever for operators to take the appropriate steps to …

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2021 PHMSA CRM Enforcement Actions: Section A – Do You Have a Control Room?

There are many safety programs involved in pipeline operations. Because pipeline control rooms are only one aspect of running a safe and efficient pipeline operation, it is easy to overlook the need to verify whether control room management regulations apply to your operation. Performing this review is especially critical following the recent introduction of the …

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Video: EnerSys GM Ross Adams Discusses PHMSA Audit Support & Trends

The PHMSA audit process for control room inspections has matured as part of their three-year inspection initiative. For many operators, this means a greater need for PHMSA audit support to satisfy an inquiry. The central challenge for operators is that PHMSA is going deeper into audits to verify compliance with the Control Room Management Rule …

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2021 PHMSA Enforcement Actions for Control Room Management

Each year, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) publishes a summary of enforcement actions taken against pipeline operators whose assets are subject to federal jurisdiction. The PHMSA Enforcement Actions report represents a range of enforcement case types that PHMSA brings against pipeline owners and operators. The types of cases include Corrective Action Orders, …

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PHMSA Issues Final Rule For Gas Gathering Pipelines: Implications for the Control Room

In November 2021, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a new final rule designed to improve the safety of onshore gas gathering pipelines. The long-awaited PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule expanded federal pipeline safety oversight to all U.S. onshore gas gathering pipelines, which adds up to approximately 400,000+ miles of gathering pipelines coming …

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Our Year-End Letter to Pipeline Operators: Find Solutions for Control Room Management

Over the past two years, there have been many disruptions to the oil and gas industry. Yet, one constant has been the need for pipeline operators to keep product flowing. Specific to our area of expertise supporting the control room, we salute the control room managers and controllers that have put in considerable time and …

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PHMSA Enforcement Actions Review: Time to Advance Fatigue Management

As part of our team’s review of the 2020 PHMSA Enforcement Actions pertaining to the pipeline control room, we identified a handful of fatigue management violations of the PHMSA Control Room Management Rule (CRM Rule). The violations regarding Section D (Fatigue Mitigation – 49 CFR 192.631/195.446(d)) of the CRM Rule capture the various layers required …

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ComplyMgr: Optimize Your Processes to Flow Into Pipeline Compliance

Trust the process. It’s an oft-repeated phrase that has tremendous application for pipeline operators, especially in the area of supporting your regulatory compliance program. This is because validating compliance is not something that merely happens. It is the result of taking the proper steps to prepare your pipeline operation to operate in such a way …

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