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PAPS primarily works
with operators that have a small staff or no staff to monitor
governmental regulations and assist in conducting their required
periodic maintenance inspection surveys.
Compliance Management Services
- Monitor Pipeline Safety Regulation
at the Federal and State level.
- Natural Gas (49 CFR 192)
- Hazardous Liquid (49 CFR 195)
- Gathering pipeline assessment for DOT
pipeline safety jurisdiction
- HCA (High Consequence Area) identification
- Develop inspection, operation and
- Assist in interfacing with the government
agency for operator during safety evaluations or investigations
and communicate type of corrective action upon receipt
of alleged violations regarding the pipeline safety regulations.
- Natural gas pipeline/utility management.
Electronic Pipeline Mapping and Filing
PAPS provides GPS verified field work and ArcGIS mapping on pipeline systems.
PAPS obtains GPS coordinates at known points along the pipeline and uses existing pipeline surveys to establish a centerline between known points. We also work with Pipeline Operators to ensure the accuracy of the GPS positioning of the pipeline.
PAPS creates digital shapefiles from the GPS data for use in GIS mapping systems, risk assessments and data analysis.
We utilize only the most current technology to perform these functions, including the Trimble GeoXT handheld GPS device and ArcGIS, the industry's leading software package for GIS and mapping functions.
With our GIS knowledge and Pipeline Regulatory experience, we can provide numerous services for your company, including:
Field GPS Data Collection
Pipeline Centerline Mapping
Plot Pipeline System Map on a Current Aerial Base
Identify High Consequence Areas Around Pipelines
Risk Assessment / Regulatory Compliance
Perform a Class Location Study
T4 / PS8000 Submission to Railroad Commission of Texas
National Pipeline Mapping System Electronic Submission
TESS One Call System Electronic Submission
Class Location Analysis Patrolling-Continued Surveillance
- Population Density Count, Class Location
Report and Patrol - With this service, PAPS will prepare
an as-build house count map, determine the class location
in accordance with D.O.T. 192.5, providing a class location
Pipeline Integrity Program
- PAPS is the complete pipeline integrity
resource for all pipeline system owners and operators.
We are comprised of a diverse group of pipeline professionals,
corrosion engineers, and specialized integrity personnel.
- Assessing the Project
- The full turnkey integrity program is a multi-phased
approach by design. This insures that unnecessary programs
are not implemented and project costs are kept in check
and on budget. The first phase of the program is pipeline
or system field assessment.
- Federal Integrity Plan
- State Integrity Plan
- Over-the-Line Surveys
- Field Assessments
- We can gather GPS data of your system and provide electronic
maps. We can also provide HCA encroachment and population
Gas Gathering Line
Gas Gathering Line Definition - In
March 2006, the PHMSA published its final rule on
the definition of gas gathering lines. This rule completely
changes the previous regulations for gas gathering.
Pipelines that were previously considered
to be regulated gas gathering may now be exempt.
Likewise, other pipelines that were previously
considered to be exempt gas gathering will now be
Definition for Onshore Lines &
New Safety Standards - PDF Version
to view Gathering Line Definition
If you are confused about what jurisdiction
your pipeline falls under, Contact PAPS and we will
help you with your compliance requirements.
Cathodic Protection Services
- Corrosion surveys of new and existing
buried or submerged pipelines or structures.
- Preparation of recommendations and
cost estimates for corrosion control.
- Initial energizing and testing of cathodic
Leakage Control Services
- Leak Search, Centering, Classification,
and Pinpointing - This service economically fulfill the
total leakage control program. PAPS will prepare an individual
report for each leak location that will meet regulatory
Pipeline Locating/Damage Prevention Program
- PAPS has trained technicians who will
locate unrecorded portions of your s
ystem, verify maps, and will identify by flagging/staking
subsurface structures that might interfere with construction.
- Damage Prevention - "One Call"
Public Liaison/ Public Education Services
Gathering Pipeline Assessment for DOT Pipeline Safety Jurisdiction
- Railroad Commission of TX
- Office of Pipeline Safety
- Texas Gas Association
What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System, or GIS, allows us to geographically reference database information and thereby manage, analyze and display the information spatially.
PAPS utilizes GIS technology to provide accurate system mapping and data analysis for operators.
To Date, PAPS has ASSESSED over 100,000 miles of Gathering Lines.
A few of our clients include:
Legend Natural Gas
Contact PAPS today to see how we can help deregulate your gathering lines
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