EnerSys Corporation has been at the forefront of working with pipeline operators to implement plans, procedures and tools to not only comply with the CRM regulations, but to operate with excellence through the implementation of a proven pipeline control room environment.
Through strategic relationships with experts who have, over decades, developed control room practices for the process industries, EnerSys has developed a comprehensive approach for pipeline operators that includes established procedures, tools and services for implementing reliable, safe operations in the control room.
Who We Are
EnerSys Corporation was founded by Russel W. Treat in 1994 and became a full time operating company in October 1998. During its history the company have received numerous recognitions for growth and technical innovation becoming recognized as leaders in the fields of oil and gas automation, SCADA pipeline operations and custody transfer measurement.
During the period from inception to 2007, EnerSys operated as the best pipeline control room solutions system integration company providing automation, SCADA and measurement solutions to oil and gas operations.
In 2007, EnerSys realized that change was coming to pipeline control rooms in the form of a new federal regulatory requirement from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requiring pipeline operators to put formal for control room management (CRM) programs in place. The essential elements of this requirement are control room procedures, alarm management, adequate information (High Performance HMI displays to improve situational awareness), fatigue mitigation, incident reporting and controller training. EnerSys’ research into the proposed PHMSA CRM rule lead us to form relationships with experts outside the pipeline industry to learn from their process industry best practices and adapt them to the unique requirements of pipeline operations.
In 2009, with the Compliance Strategy defined, EnerSys then embarked on a multi-year effort to create and then refine its tools and approach to create an engineered software product to meet PHMSA rules using the Best Practices available. The outcome of this effort is the EnerSys Pipeline Operations Excellence Management System (POEMS™), a suite of software products that incorporate pipeline operations best practices to meet and exceed the PHMSA regulations for pipeline control room operations while also streamlining the process of keeping the records required for the eventual compliance audit.
EnerSys reached the pinnacle of its transition to a software company in the period of January 2012 through December 2013.
Today, POEMS™ consists of the following EnerSys proprietary licensed software components:
CRMgr™ - Automated logbook, shift hand-over and PHMSA CRM recordkeeping tool
ALMgr™ - Pipeline SCADA Alarm Management software tool meeting the requirements of API RP 1167
Intelligent Operator - Engineered library of SCADA HMI components that provide display Console™ (IOC) elements, including animation, controller functionality and system behaviors to meet the requirements of API RP 1165, API RP 1167 and the PHMSA CRM Rule for pipeline operators.
Rapid SCADA™ - Life cycle system management tool for development documentation and management of integrated pipeline SCADA systems
The POEMS™ software components and related documentation are licensed via the software license agreement. EnerSys offers annual software maintenance agreements for the licensed SCADA software system that provide defect resolution, continuing enhancements, a pledge to keep the tools compliant with the requirements of PHMSA CRM and participation in the EnerSys User community.
Main Website: http://www.enersyscorp.com
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