Many smaller pipeline operating companies see the benefits of implementing a Geographic Information System (GIS) to organize pipeline data and meet the requirements of 49 CFR 195, but cannot justify the cost of a large-scale AM/FM/GIS system. PPL Interstate Energy Company (PPL IE) is a pipeline company with 84 miles of main that implemented a GIS solution that leverages both existing technology and facility data investments. This paper discusses the process used to acquire landbase data, to organize existing pipeline data from a variety of paper-based and digital sources, and to integrate these data sets. It will also discuss the functionality and benefits of the resultant GIS.
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Efficiencies and Benefits Gained by Small Pipeline Companies From the Implementation of Cost-Effective GIS Technology
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Jones, BA. "Efficiencies and Benefits Gained by Small Pipeline Companies From the Implementation of Cost-Effective GIS Technology." Proceedings of the 2002 4th International Pipeline Conference. 4th International Pipeline Conference, Parts A and B. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 29–October 3, 2002. pp. 1273-1276. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IPC2002-27059
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