Globally, we have more than 1,500,000 Km of oil and gas pipeline – with more than 600,000 Km in North America alone. These numbers go up even more with the addition of other hazardous gas and liquids transported through pipelines. Though efficient and critical, these pipelines do carry high costs for individual safety incidents. Around the world, pipeline safety and security are immediate concerns, both for industry and government – and GE can help.
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Maintaining procedures on paper and tracking actions manually is labor intensive, costly, inefficient and risky. With a greater focus on safety and compliance, it’s time to reduce costs and minimize risks by choosing proven electronic processes – used widely in many other industries.
The GE Intelligent Control Room Management solution offers a proven system of Electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOPs), Change Management and Alarm Response Management that layers on top of your existing SCADA infrastructure and can help you:
- Achieve a foundation to address all aspects of RIN 2137–AE28 Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors Regulations
- Drive global good business practices
- Capture and proliferate expert knowledge and proven procedures
- Take advantage of GE’s 100+ years serving the Oil & Gas industry with revenue of $7.7 Billion in 2009
Intelligent Control Room Management can address the regulations, document the necessary actions for compliance validation, and further support good business practices. With Intelligent Control Room Management, operations controllers can respond correctly with the right actions at the right time, which helps to minimize risk. Additionally, managers are able to generate plans and reports to prove compliance – as well as analyze and improve processes and performance.
Take Action on 49 CFR Part 192 and Part 195
In the United States, the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule: “Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors.” The final 49 CFR Part 192 and Part 195 rule amends the Federal pipeline safety regulations to address human factors and other aspects of control room management for certain pipelines where controllers use supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems – and seeks to reduce risk and improve safety during the transportation of hazardous gases and liquids. This ruling sets forth improvements to control room management that have value in the United States, where mandated, and around the world as good business practices.
Learn how GE can help – with a methodology that includes a gap assessment, system design and architecture, and implementation of award-winning software – before you pass the compliance deadlines. GE has served the Oil and Gas industry for more than 100 years, and we can help you today to achieve PHMSA compliance.