Transmission Operators must classify all segments of the pipeline as Class 1-4 and keep that data up-to-date in order to meet PHMSA expectations. Whether you manage scattered regulatory data using outdated manual processes, or you have the most sophisticated technology and advanced processes, the key challenge of acquiring comprehensive, up-to-data Class Location data within 660 feet of a pipeline remains.
Confidence in Class Location Data
UtiliSphere Class Location analyzes and maps Class Locations along any pipeline segment based on Integrity structures such as residential, commercial, industrial and recreational. Because UtiliSphere leverages the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date data related to Class Locations, pipeline operators can feel confident in the data and focus their time on other critical Integrity Management activities. This means safer operations and easier PHMSA audits!
Our experts follow a repeatable and verifiable methodology – including considerations for spatial inaccuracies – that falls within PHMSA’s Integrity Management guidelines to collect, verify and analyze comprehensive data. The Class Location data is accessible via Intelligence Center in any GIS format for sharing, collaboration and correlation.
Our experts follow a repeatable and verifiable methodology that falls within PHMSA’s Integrity Management guidelines to collect, verify and analyze comprehensive Class Location data.
Effective integrity management programs involve more than just Class Locations. UtiliSphere Integrity Services removes the burden of collecting, analyzing and maintaining HCA data, enabling the operator to focus on other critical integrity management activities and allowing for a more cost-effective process.
By choosing UtiliSphere Integrity Solutions, you’re choosing to work with a company that exclusively serves the needs of the energy and utility industry. With more than 15-years of experience protecting the integrity of pipeline from excavation damage, the primary cause of pipeline failure, you can feel confident that the irth Solutions team understands your unique needs.
We collect and verify identified site & structure data including Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Recreational where we identify Limited Mobility, 4 Story Building, Occupancy Levels and other Integrity variables as well as including Imagery from sources like the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP).
We cross-reference the identified sites (i.e. structures within pipeline impact radius) with the pipe centerline to identify Class Locations within the pipeline impact radius.
We provide data through UtiliSphere in any GIS format. This includes structure (points), potential impact radius (polygons), and Class Location-identified pipe segments (lines) as well as risk ranking data (variables) associated with each identified structure, potential impact radius, and Class Location-identified pipe segments. Specialized alignment sheets are also available. We also provide a validated & documented methodology for PHMSA compliance.