POEMS

How Integration Maximizes Control Room Management Productivity

Small-to-medium-sized pipeline operators, midstream, and gas transmission operators have found themselves in an interesting environment supporting the control room for regulated pipelines. The industry is keenly focused on pipeline safety to drive toward zero incidents, resources are tight trying to support safety and compliance programs, and new technology is available to support control room management. …

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EnerSys Customers: Are You Using All of the Tools Available To You?

A successful audit begins well before the actual audit takes place. It starts during slower periods such as the summer or after the most recent audit is completed. That’s when important work can be done to prepare for the next audit. The important work to prepare for an audit includes: Reviewing policies and procedures to …

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Introducing WLAnalysis to Support Control Room Workload Analysis

EnerSys Corporation has developed a new software tool, WLAnalysis, to help pipeline operators demonstrate workload changes and achieve compliance with the Control Room Management Rule (49 CFR Parts 192 and 195). WLAnalysis is a feature of the FatigueMgr component of the EnerSys POEMS CRM Suite, an integrated set of software tools that streamlines workflow and …

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Do You Have the Right SCADA System to Comply with the CRM Rule?

Your SCADA system is the backbone of pipeline operations to ensure safe operation through supervisory control and data acquisition. Because SCADA is integral to operations, PHMSA provided guidelines for proper SCADA use through the CRM Rule and the incorporation of API RP 1165 (currently under revision). Now, with technology advancing quickly, it may be time …

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Customized Software for Pipeline Operations: Ground Up or Off-the-Shelf?

Pipeline operators are facing increased pressure to achieve efficiency, reduce costs, and optimize their views of data because of the CRM Rule requirements. Fortunately, because of advances in technology, there are more options to build customized software for pipeline operations. The question for the IT department is whether to develop custom software from the ground …

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POEMS Platform – AoO Saves Time and Money

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3227″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]SCADA systems typically contact large amounts of unstructured data that exists in field devices (PLC, EFM, RTU,).  Often the tag naming inside of these devices varies from device to device.  However, these devices are often used for similar types of pipeline operations.  Unlike petrochemical plants, pipelines are unique because they usually …

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POEMS Approach – Implement Part 5

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Implement | Part 5 Adequate Information API RP 1165, Recommended Practice for Pipeline SCADA Displays is incorporated by reference in 49 CFR 192.631 (c) (1) and 49 CFR 195.446 (c) (1) as the minimum federal safety standard for operators to provide adequate information for controllers. It uses best practices in presenting how the HMI screens …

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POEMS Approach – Implement Part 4

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Implement | Part 4 Implementing an Effective Alarm Management Program The CRM rule specifically addresses requirements for alarm management referencing API RP 1167, Pipeline SCADA Alarm Management. The objective of the alarm management process is to provide for a greater operating domain for the  controller. With an effective alarm management program, the controller retains permission to …

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The POEMS Approach

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With POEMS, EnerSys has created an implementation process that strikes a balance between an off-the-shelf approach and the unique needs of pipeline operators. Although the compliance process will be unique for every pipeline operator, the basic sequence is the same for all: Assess – Implement – Operate – Refine. Focus on Operations First Operators must …

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The POEMS Platform

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The POEMS platform is a suite of applications built upon SQL and is unified through the area of operations data infrastructure. The POEMS platform contains four primary features: Area of Operations Editor – POEMS is built around an area of operations hierarchy, which can be modified through the platform user interface. Report Engine – Generates …

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