Pipeline Integrity Process Management/Audit System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS5704C10046
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS5704C10046
Amount: $95,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AECsoft USA Inc.
5433 Westheimer Road, Suite 925, Houston, TX, 77056
DUNS: 134115141
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Tom Ren
Phone: (713) 439-0744
Research Institution
As the OPS performs audits of the pipeline operators, pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and Sub-part O of the newly released 49 CFR 192, the focus is no longer on the existence of a plan, rather, it is on the existence of a process, the completion of tasks defined within those processes and the documentation that supports and/or defines the decisions associated with said actions. The creation of the PIPe-MAS application will allow each operator a tool that will be utilized to link their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to specific requirements of the OPS for verification. The application will support the OPS protocols with functionality that includes, routing, notification, evaluation, approval, document management, event management and exception management, through an automated workflow process. The application will also address Operator Qualification requirements as well as to serve as a communication tool to the stakeholders including the public, government and emergency responders. The OPS effort to oversee the regulatory compliance of the operators will be simplified by virture of electronic access to each operator's processes, decisions made, actions taken and supporting documentation, either via the internet or on site.

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