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Introducing Our Updated Website: Control Room Solutions Supporting Natural Compliance

Just in time for the AGA Fall 2021 Operations Conference, we are eager to unveil an updated version of the EnerSysCorp.com website. We refreshed the look and feel of the website, introduced new graphics, added new videos throughout sections of the site, and re-organized information to convey the value of our comprehensive pipeline control room …

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Year-End Letter from CEO Russel Treat: The Importance of Pipeline SMS

At the beginning of 2019, the pipeline industry was squarely focused on Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS). The trend continued throughout the year with two significant developments: – American Gas Association (AGA) issued a letter mid-way through the year strongly encouraging member organizations to adopt the Pipeline SMS guidelines outlined in API RP 1173 and …

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PHMSA Issues New Pipeline Safety Rules — Including Mega Rule Part 1

On October 1, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) submitted three major rules to the federal register focused on pipeline safety. Included was a portion of the Mega Rule that focuses on the safety of gas transmission pipelines. The other two published rules focus on the safety of hazardous liquid pipelines and …

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Gas Gathering Rule: How to Account for Newly Regulated Pipe

Midstream, gas transmission, and gas gathering operators were significantly impacted by the most-recent PHMSA GPAC committee meetings. During the meetings in June, the recommendation was made to include small diameter 8-inch pipelines with larger pipelines in the new Gas Gathering Rule. October 1 Update: The new rule has now been published to the Federal Register. …

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What You Need to Know About the Gas Gathering Rule in 2019

The Gas Gathering Rule (also known as the Mega Rule) is expected to affect midstream companies and gas gathering operators through the expansion of PHMSA jurisdiction, causing existing pipe to be regulated. Some companies or operators may see a significant change in the percentage of their assets that become regulated by PHMSA when the Mega …

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One Big Thing for Pipeliners From This Year’s Conference Season

The EnerSys team attended several pipeline industry conferences in Spring 2019. We appreciated the opportunity to connect with pipeline operators, control room operators, regulatory and compliance directors, and other personnel directly responsible for supporting safe and effective pipeline operations. We also heard many valuable presentations and participated in several discussions as the industry pushes forward …

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AGA 2019: Small Details Make a Big Difference in Gas Control

This year’s AGA Operations Conference provided many eye-opening moments surrounding the topic of gas control. Specifically, the importance of getting small details right to ensure safe operations. [Listen to my full podcast recap at PipelinersPodcast.com] The Source of Takeaways from 2019 AGA Ops Conference My takeaways on gas control were sourced from two aspects of …

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Year-End Message from Russel Treat: 2018 Accomplishments and 2019 Goals

Continuous learning is one of the fundamental tenets of our company. Our team is committed to this principle to ensure that we are constantly aware of the challenges for pipeline operators. Then, we use what we learn to pour knowledge into our software and support services. We believe we accomplished that goal throughout 2018. 2018 …

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