Whitepapers

Two Layers Are Better Than Three: Boosting Pipeline Performance and Savings with Dual-Layer Barrier Systems
5 October 2022

External stresses threaten the integrity of oil & gas pipelines and, especially, the external barrier systems that protect pipes from corrosion. Dr. Jeffrey D. Rogozinski, Sherwin-Williams Global Product Director – Fusion-Bonded Epoxy/Pipe, sheds light on a next-generation dual-layer corrosion and abrasion protection technology that not only offers optimal protection for oil and gas pipelines but also saves total applied cost in one robust solution.

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The Cultural Divide Between IT & OT Puts Critical Operations at Risk
13 May 2022

Sponsored by Dragos, the Ponemon Institute’s report on the State of Industrial Cybersecurity finds that cultural and technical differences between traditional IT best practices and what is possible in OT increases an organization’s risk for costly cyber incidents – and the average cost to detect, investigate, and remediate an event.

Download the full report now for more about the state of industrial cybersecurity in the United States, including:

  • Program maturity of securing operational technology networks across industries.
  • What industrial organizations are doing to secure ICS/OT environments.
  • OT cybersecurity investment, priorities, and accountability.
  • The cause, consequences, and cost of an OT cybersecurity incident.
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Pipeline SMS as a P&M Program for Transmission Pipelines
13 May 2022

Preventive and Mitigative (P&M) regulations such as 49 CFR 192.935 for Gas Transmission Pipeline Integrity Management have traditionally focused on physical risks and threats to pipeline assets.

The non-physical risk of organizational failure has not been stressed enough. Yet, this risk is tied to some of the most high-profile and damaging pipeline incidents of the last 20+ years.

Transmission operators can use Pipeline SMS (PSMS / API 1173) as a method to root out organizational failure as part of their P&M program. Download our whitepaper to learn more about:

  • PSMS as an Effective Prevention and Mitigation Methodology.
  • How API 1173 Addresses Organizational Failure.
  • The Value of Executing the Full Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle.
  • The Use of Tools to Achieve Natural Compliance for Prevention & Mitigation.
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Digital lifecycle excellence for the pipeline industry
31 March 2022

Facing market volatility and pressure to reduce emissions, the oil and gas pipeline industry requires high financing levels to fund its capital projects and operations. The industry must also compete with other economic sectors for scarce investor resources. To better navigate these growing challenges, pipeline companies must embrace innovation and digitalization. Download our executive brief to learn how integrating your physical and digital pipeline assets improves business decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Advancing Pipeline SMS Through Stakeholder Engagement
8 September 2021

The pipeline industry has been tasked with implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) to support the goal of zero incidents. Stakeholder Engagement is a key element that supports the evaluation of the organization’s safety/quality culture in terms of the Plan, Do, Check, Act methodology required by the API 1173 Recommended Practice. Download our whitepaper to gain an understanding of how to implement software that supports your operation’s PSMS journey to zero incidents.

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Get the Benefits of Open Secure LACT
25 August 2021

Is your flow computer nearing end of life? If so, you are not alone, as many used in today’s LACT applications are. Learn what kind of intelligence, power and security will be needed to meet today’s requirements and leverage industry standards to achieve the next generation of cost-efficiency and profitability.

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Digital Lifecycle Excellence for Pipelines
26 July 2021

Today's pipeline leaders must meet their business and production targets to remain competitive in their industries. Pipeline businesses also require a high level of financing to fund their capital projects and operational expenditures and have to compete with other sectors to attract scarce investor resources. They must do this while enduring record market volatility and selling their products for commodity prices at the lower end of the normal range. Furthermore, there are demands to transform energy so they can improve their environmental sustainability while decarbonizing operations. The future leaders in the pipeline industry will accelerate their ability to optimize and innovate by learning how to apply their physical and digital assets to deliver top performance across all categories. 

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Training and Development Guidelines for NGL, Crude, and Refined Products Measurement Technicians
12 July 2021

NGL, Crude, and Refined Products companies face an impending skills and knowledge crisis as an aging workforce retires. This paper guides companies in the establishment of a well-rounded program for acquiring and developing new hydrocarbon liquid measurement technicians based upon a combination of classroom training and hands-on skills development. This helps prepare technicians to perform their tasks safely, effectively, and efficiently.

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