This utility provides natural gas over a large geographic territory. As a response to a regulatory investigation, they implemented the most stringent gas safety protocols in existence – beyond those required by the regulating agencies.
Capstone was asked to assist their Asset Knowledge and Maintenance (AKM) group on a large, safety improvement project by their Chief Consulting Engineer. Capstone provided project management, engineers and information technology assistance to help the group define scope, deadlines, cost, quality metrics, and risk assessment with the intent to complete this key project on-time and report back to the regulatory agencies in a timely manner. Project scope included gathering and centralizing pipeline support documentation (design, maintenance, and inspection records) from their existing systems and records, analyzing and reviewing, performing MAOP calculations and class location analysis. We provided an IT vendor support team to track, manage, and report on 200+ outside vendors, and performed technology updates to GIS and SAP systems’ interfaces. In total Capstone provided a team of 56 consultants over this 3 year effort. During the project, several Capstone employees became full-time utility employees.