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Safety Management Systems within the Pipeline & Utilities Industries

By [email protected] - 17th July 2019 - 12:31

Novara GeoSolutions Recognizes the Key Partners Involved in its New Comprehensive Framework of Services & Software Solutions to Support the Required Safety Management Systems within the Pipeline & Utilities Industries -- The Novara 360° Framework provides a comprehensive, practical, automated and cost-effective approach to compliance management tailored to an operator’s specific size and complexity.

July 15, 2019. Norwell, MA – Novara GeoSolutions (Novara) (www.novarageo.com), an industry leader in providing consulting, engineering, geospatial technology and services for pipeline asset management announces its Novara 360° Framework, an asset management, regulatory compliance, risk and integrity management and operational support solution. Through this framework clients can receive everything from API RP 1173 and 49 CFR 192/195 guidance and understanding to process improvement, change management and software solutions.

“The Novara 360 Framework allows clients to get a 360-degree view of their asset, compliance, integrity and safety management with data and system support seamlessly integrated,” says Edgar Sweet, Director of Regulatory Compliance & Integrity Management. He goes on to say, “We also have secured best-in-class partnerships to take this framework to a level never seen before in the industry.”

As part of the Novara 360° Framework, Novara is partnering with BostonCIO (www.bostoncio.com) to integrate and jointly market the BostonCOMPLY Practical Compliance Automation™ platform and IT compliance program content. This Practical Compliance Automation™ uses a hybrid consulting and subscription-based SaaS platform to deliver a comprehensive IT compliance program addressing legal and regulatory demands facing a broad range of organizations and industries, as well as operational support to help clients maintain compliance over time. Integrated into the Novara 360° Framework, it allows for the authentication of regulatory compliance and most importantly, enables a complete traceability across regulations, operator procedures, covered tasks, scheduling and completion, task execution and operator qualification.

Novara is also partnering with WKM Consultancy (www.pipelinerisk.com), a leading authority on pipeline risk management. WKM Consultancy’s specialty is creating pipeline risk models to assist operators make risk-based resource allocation decisions. By taking WKM’s specialty and integrating it with the Novara 360° Framework, clients have a solid foundation for risk assessment that encompasses maintenance activities, operations, leak detection, field personal, construction, incident investigation, GIS public domain, corrosion management, public awareness, ILI analysis and so much more.

"Risk is the centerpiece of Integrity Management", says Edgar Sweet. He goes on to say, "Working with the world’s leading authority on pipeline risk management and integrating WKM's approach and algorithms will greatly enhance how operators make risk-based decisions."

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