Gas pipelines carry numerous products across vast distances from the source to destination and include, besides LPG, other products like Hydrogen or Ethanol. Therefore, a detailed report must be prepared and submitted to the Department of Transportation after an outage. Here we will talk about a few critical elements of gas outage reports.

  • What are the essential items covered in a gas outage report?
  • Why are they necessary for pipeline companies and local bodies to review and act on?
  • How does Fielda help inspectors prepare gas outage reports quickly and efficiently?

What Gas Outage Reports contain

When filing these reports, inspectors log in the details of the pipeline operator, including their Identification number and contact details. They also input the description of the incident, for instance, a leak, a rupture in the pipeline, or a full-scale fire resulting from damage to the piping system. In addition, they gather details about the outage causes, including equipment failure or if there were any improper operations by the staff. The report also includes estimated damage, the outcomes of the outage, and proposed action. 

Why Gas Outage Reports are so important: 

Gas outage reports act as the formal documentation of the outage incident and help regulatory bodies stay updated about the nature, causes, and impact of these incidents. They also allow operators to review what went wrong and immediately plan corrective action. An analysis of recurring incidents over a period also informs teams about patterns and weaknesses in infrastructure, staff training, SOPs being followed, etc. As a result, it helps them minimize risks and increase safety. The data captured also acts as an input for insurance claims and managing damages and disputes. 

How Fielda helps inspectors with Gas Outage Reports:

These forms can contain varying levels and information depending on state and local laws. In addition, they require detailed data capture and review by multiple parties in a transparent workflow. Fielda helps inspectors in all these aspects. Through custom digital forms, they can create and adapt checklists to suit the requirements of the specific outage report. Fielda shares the gathered data with other team members and helps you customize the workflow. The reports can be instantly generated, and the dispatch teams can review the status and plan remediation measures.  

Pre-empt: Consolidate gas outage report data for process improvements, operational decisions, and improved staff training  

Optimize: Lower costs and damages by managing outage incidents promptly to mitigate risks

Consolidate: Stay informed of essential status updates and red flags through dashboards, metrics, and reports when necessary. 

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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