Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
irth Solutions®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions to the utility and energy industries, today announced the launch of UtiliSphere Integrity Solutions, a pipeline integrity management offering for Oil & Gas companies.
“We have more than 15 years of experience protecting the integrity of pipelines from excavation damage, the primary cause of pipeline failure,” said Brent Bishop, CEO, irth Solutions. “Our oil & gas customers have been asking for a broader offering to protect the integrity of their pipelines. UtiliSphere is the right platform to deliver Integrity Management solutions to pipeline operators.”
UtiliSphere Integrity Solutions enable both Transmission and Distribution pipeline operators to leverage a repeatable and verifiable methodology that falls within PHMSA’s Integrity Management Program guidelines, combined with the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date data available. UtiliSphere Integrity Solutions helps pipeline operators better understand and manage pipeline risk, so they can operate at, or near, Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP).
The UtiliSphere Integrity Solutions offering includes the following:
HCA Analysis – identifies and maps High Consequence Areas (HCAs) along the pipeline corridor, leveraging the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date data.
Class Location Analysis – identifies and maps Class Locations along any pipeline corridor,
leveraging the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date data related to Class Locations.
ILI Anomaly Mapping – migrates the operator’s In-Line Inspection (ILI) anomaly data to a GIS format that can be overlaid with the operator’s GIS pipeline network.
ILI Facility Mapping – identifies areas that require realignment, enabling operators to accurately re-align the pipeline centerline and related facility assets, such as valves, joints and flanges.
Damage Risk Analysis –identifies pipeline risk associated with excavations and incidents.
Alignment Sheet Generation –provides comprehensive and dynamic data for increased accuracy of pipeline alignment data, delivered via fully customized and personalized digital alignment sheets (PDF, GIS format, GeoPDF).
For organizations unsure of where to start, irth Solutions also offers GIS and Regulatory Data Needs Assessments to help identify gaps and areas for improvement in an integrity management processes.
About irth Solutions
irth Solutions®, Technologies For Earth™, provides leading asset management solutions to gas, oil, electric, telecommunications and other utility companies and to One Call Centers across the country to increase operational efficiency, improve workforce productivity, comply with regulatory requirements and ensure safety. For nearly two decades, irth Solutions has been meeting the unique needs of the energy & utility industries with unmatched service and groundbreaking solutions for delivery system protection, safety, and compliance. Investors include Columbus-based Crane Group and Main Street Capital, located in Houston.