Atmospheric Corrosion Manager


Atmospheric Corrosion Manager

The Atmospheric Corrosion Manager (ACM) is a module within the Pipeline Compliance System (PCS™), the industry leader in managing compliance information for natural gas, hazardous liquids, and other pipeline systems. ACM manages atmospheric corrosion data collected from above ground piping systems for compliance with DOT, PUC and PHMSA rules and regulations. This module is an integral part of an operator's Distribution Integrity Management (DIMP) plan by providing traceable, verifiable, and complete data in a single, integrated system.

  • Manage multiple pipelines and facilities
  • Pinpoint and quantify problems
  • Prepare for regulatory audits
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The Atmospheric Corrosion Manager ensures the compliance requirements, defined in DOT 49 CFR Parts 192 and 195, are met by managing atmospheric corrosion data (including coating types, condition, and inspections) for above ground piping systems and bridges/river crossings. The module is also an integral part of any Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP), assisting in compliance with PHMSA’s 74 FR 63906.

Key Benefits:

Organize Data - Collect field survey data and follow pre-defined schedules. Compare with historical data.

Actionable Information - ACM provides a list of inspection results, including location, coating location and corrosion description. Access reports from detailed information on pending, current and completed repairs. Embedded documents allow you to visually compare results from multiple inspections.

Feature Benefit
Flexible data entry (manual or download) and ad hoc reporting Search, sort, and analyze data quickly
Embedded document capabilities Photos and documents from inspections can be viewed to compare changes from year to year
Validation tables can be created to accommodate each company’s distinct terminology and measurement standards Quantify subjective corrosion data and ensure data accuracy
Manage large quantities of data on asset types and other related maintenance information See problem areas for above ground pipeline assets and facilities
User-configured hierarchical tree for organization and editing Advanced organization and efficient editing for workflow
Pre-defined filters such as coating, coating condition, and corrosion Create surveys quickly based on common criteria
Date-based schedules and order-based routes; user-definable scheduling “rules” Efficiently utilize resources with custom routes
Data exchange with GIS, risk assessment, work management, and other applications Integrates with current and future IT systems and processes
Analog channels measure both AC and DC Potentials Single unit to measure rctifier volts and amps, pipe-to-soil potential, shunts, Instant Off and more

PCS Technical Services provides software support, training, documentation, and special project services for PCS Version 7 and PCS Axis® software products, including:

• Implementation services and consulting

• Software and report customization

• Data conversion and hierarchy design

• Data entry and data import to PCS

• Custom module design

Client Computer Properties
Processor: Intel Core i7
Speed: 2.3 GHz or faster
RAM: 8 GB 
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Available Disk Space: 720 GB (see note)
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Microsoft .NET Framework: Version 4.5 (see note)
Server Computer Properties
Processor: Intel Xeon
Speed: 2 Quad Core CPUs at 2.4GHz or faster
RAM: 32 GB (see note)
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
Available Disk Space: 100 GB (see note)
Database: SQL Server 2008 R2
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080


• Microsoft .NET Framework: If the target computer does not have Microsoft .NET Framework v4.5 installed, the PCS Axis installation automatically installs it for you. This feature requires an active Internet connection to complete the installation of .NET Framework v4.5.

• Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP2, 64-bit: For client systems that wish to use Synchronization, a 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2 SP2 (or Standard edition for databases exceeding 10 GB) must be installed on the subscriber’s computer (the remote client). Once PCS Axis is installed, a subscription database must be created on the subscriber’s computer prior to working off-line.

• Disk Space with Synchronization: If using a remote client to subscribe to and synchronize with a central database, sufficient disk space must be reserved for database use (11 GB when using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express).