NBS Pipeline Services, Inc. (NBS) is dedicated to becoming the new leader in pipeline integrity management. Our core principals of quality, efficiency, and integrity are exemplified in a highly proficient and technically skilled team.
NBS Pipeline Services thrives on a shared mission: to ensure the safety and reliability of pipeline systems. Our mission is driven by a commitment in supporting our clients to meet and exceed industry requirements while fostering a sound decision making process.
NBS Pipeline Services has provided engineering and technical services and project support to natural gas producers, transmission pipeline operators, and local distribution companies to successfully complete pipeline integrity management assessments and initiatives.
We possess qualified engineering experiences that are diverse and unique. We pledge client satisfaction by offering an entire suite of services from Project Management, Geographic Information System (GIS) support, onsite pipeline & equipment inspection, integrity assessment, complete Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Analysis, and Report Generation. Certificates of Insurance information are available upon request.
The depth and breadth of experience of NBS Pipeline Services personnel – specifically in the pipeline and natural gas industries – serves our clients well in our ability to apply our knowledge, skills and techniques to manage and execute projects effectively and efficiently. Our Project Managers plan, organize, motivate, and optimize resources to meet and exceed project milestones. Working closely with our clients, we follow procedures and protocols while effectively controlling and managing resources available to achieve project, and by extension, business goals.
A geographic information system (GIS) of a utility company’s natural gas transmission system has become an indispensable tool for managing and helping to ensure the safety and reliability of their system. NBS Pipeline Services has the ability and experience to provide on-site support to assist our clients with geospatial system development and operations. With experience ranging from data development and modeling to GIS analysis and mapping services, members of the NBS Pipeline Services staff can use a client’s data & conversion tools while providing the quality assurance necessary to turn existing pipeline feature data to robust spatial data that will provide all of the accurate information relied upon within a company’s GIS database.
PIPELINE & FACILITIES INSPECTION
PIPELINE & FACILITIES DESIGN
MAOP ANALYSIS AND VALIDATION
Pipeline Feature List (PFL) and Station Feature List (SFL) Modeling and Quality Control
By reviewing and analyzing historical pipeline purchase, job construction, and testing documentation, NBS Pipeline Services can assist in the creation and management of an Asset Knowledge base for mission critical improvement of the safety and reliability of our clients’ gas transmission and distribution facilities. We specialize in the review, analysis, and application of Strength Test Pressure Reports to ensure that pipelines comply with and are MAOP validated per current and historic federal regulations. Our overall analysis is traditionally summarized in spreadsheet form on a feature-by-feature basis to capture the information required by our clients.
The PFL and SFL models that are generated by NBS Pipeline Services undergo stringent internal Quality control processes to ensure that our work product meets or exceeds the standards set by our clients. Not only do we provide our clients with PFL and SFL models, but we are also able to perform independent Quality Control analysis on models and MAOP reports created by others to ensure that they have been completed per the guidelines established and standards set by the client.
Field Inspection & Verification
When document research and engineering assessments alone cannot completely validate MAOP, NBS Pipeline Services has the experienced personnel to provide and manage field digs and above-grade site visits to make a final determination of pipeline feature specifications and pressure ratings.
To maximize results and minimize costs, our management of this process includes overseeing all facets of the pipeline validation excavations (i.e., scope, schedule, cost analysis) and communicating/approving any scope changes. We also ensure that all requirements, such as gas control notifications, community updates, legal, etc., are met before excavations proceed.
Furthermore, we have the experience and ability to manage permits in partnership with a client’s Land & Environmental Management Team, and to communicate proposed work to the appropriate division or district maintenance organizations and applicable regulatory bodies.