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ProStar's Solution is comprised of four primary modules
Each module significantly improves the delivery, visualization, workflow and integrity of critical information in order to provide for better business decisions during any phase of the asset lifecycle. ProStar's Solutions leverage a state-of-the-art and open geospatial engine, web-enabled cloud services and open data standards to provide real-time and seamless interoperability throughout the client's enterprise systems, including from the office to the field operations.





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Land Module offers intuitive user tools that provide the ability to improve business practices associated to Land Services. Construction Module provides the ability to create a project and associated meta-data in the system and create or import data associated with the project. Operations Module supports the management of maintenance activities by providing geospatial context to maintenance work. Risk Module is designed to assist users in asset integrity management and damage prevention practices.




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Does ProStar's Solution Address Data Standard Guidelines? ProStar's Solution maintains and measures data precision, integrity, and quality throughout the entire asset management lifecycle, from initial point of capture, through distribution and display. These data processes are now being adopted as both US and Canadian mapping standards under the Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Exisitng Subsurface Utility Data and can be found under US ASCE 38-02 and CSA S-250.






Land Module offers both office and field personnel robust data management and reporting tools required to improve every aspect of the business processes associated to Land Services. With intuitive and simple functionality provided on both desktop and mobile applications, critical data and related information is now easily displayed, managed and accessible to all department personnel. The Land Module provides users the critical information required to improve the business practices and work flow processes associated to land services including, routing, document management, impact assessment, budgeting, easements, right-of-ways and stakeholder relations.



Right-of-Way Acquisition allows the creation of a Right-of-Way acquisition project where the user can define the parameters required by the calculation engine that, when executed, produces a report to identify the budget required to effect the acquisition on a tract by tract basis. The system tracks and reports the ROW acquisition and access permissions progress on a document by document basis for each parcel and displays this progress visually on the map. The legal documents are available as templates in an online library on the mobile device and the user is able to select a template and have it automatically populate the parcel and landowner specific data based on the Land Title information. All of the required parcel data is streamed from a land parcel database provided directly from the system of record. The user is then able to update the document as needed.





Impact Assessment & Funds Request provides for the identification and calculation of compensation for crop loss, inconvenience, damages, trapped land and other items for each land parcel. A workbench is provided to generate funds requests for land acquisition payments and for damage compensation and track the status of the requested payments.


Stakeholder Consultation provides assignment of parcels to individual Land Agents. The Land Agent is able to schedule consultations with the stakeholders, create electronic record of contact forms to document the consultation, and complete any legal documents required to acquire easements or access or releases.



Construction Module provides the ability to create and manage projects including, activities, documentation and attribute data associated with the project. Project Managers can visualize the project on the dashboard and mobile applications in order to follow the project's progress by displaying the start and current location of each major activity on the map display in real time in addition to the usual tabular reports. Reports are interactive and derive values from previous reports, which makes data capture easier, more manageable and ensures the data's integrity for all personnel, including inspectors.




Project Tracking consists of 4 major functions: estimating, data collection, progress and closeout. Estimating function provides the ability for a parametric estimate to be developed to track actual progress against a budget. To affect this, there are data collection functions including time entry, completion quantities, photographs and comments. Progress reporting is displayed visually on the map or in tabular format as required. Document management is fully supported to assure that documentation required by regulators is captured as part of the project records.



Document Manager provides the ability to store Job Book documents into a predefined directory architecture by project. Files created in PointMan, Transparent Earth and other sources can be posted to the Job Book in a predefined folder based on document type. Document templates are available to project personnel to ensure quality and standardization when required.



Materials Receiver provides the ability to record the receipt of major materials in the field complete with all mandatory information to assure that materials are tracked and installed in the correct location. For Pipe Tally, this means capturing physical and material attributes as it is unloaded from the railcar or transport truck. For Pipe Stringing, this means the correct piping materials such as heavy wall piping and factory bends are delivered to the specific location where they are to be installed.


Inspections functionality includes the ability to complete and submit electronic inspection reports and track the progress of all major activities against the project plan and schedule in real time. Inspections also supports photographic documentation and contains a dedicated electronic project document repository. Inspections are supported by dynamic forms that allow the Inspector for each area to easily create, manage and submit real-time inspection reports. Reports are interactive and derive values from previous reports to ensure data integrity and make data capture easier for the Inspector.





Operations Module supports the management of maintenance activities by providing geospatial context to maintenance work. Functions include online maintenance reports in real-time using a workflow engine to route documentation for approval, notification, and record filing. Operations and Maintenance Managers now have the ability to view the current location and status of maintenance activities in the map display in real-time and have the capability to perform queries and reporting from the dashboard.



Maintenance & Repair Reports provide a consistent framework for capturing routine maintenance work, equipment inspections and repairs using an online form to ensure completeness and accuracy. Maintenance reports are easily accessible using icons that are displayed visually on the map, or displayed and accessed via the dashboard for reporting in a tabular format. Document management is fully supported to assure that documentation required by regulators is captured as part of the maintenance records.


Pigging Reports include not only the ability to create an electronic record of the launch at the sending barrel, but records the status of the launch as "open" until the receipt is recorded at the receiving barrel and provides data relating to the launch conditions and findings, including details on the sediment collected.



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Risk Module is designed to improve integrity management and damage prevention practices including, functions that enhance evaluating and maintaining the assets integrity in order to minimize risk and potential consequences that could expose field crews, land owners as well as populated areas and impact environmental concerns. The Risk Module includes functions that support Construction Activities, Encroachments, Right-of-Way Patrols and Public Awareness Programs.



Federal and state pipeline regulations provide strict guidelines for pipeline companies to develop, maintain and continuously improve both integrity management and damage prevention practices to protect all stakeholders including, the workers, the public and the environment. Risk Module includes functions that support Damage Prevention practices including, Patrols, Cable & Pipe Locating and Public Awareness Programs.



ClickBeforeYouDig® is designed to manage the electronic transmission of One Call ticket data and documents concerning buried assets leveraging ProStar's cloud, mobile and web services solutions. ClickBeforeYouDig functions include, One Call ticket mapping & display of incoming locate requests from the One Call Notification Centers and automatically mapping and displaying the ticket polygon area and associated metadata in real-time. The display and associated information is available to view on both desktop and mobile devices. When each ticket expires, it is automatically archived and removed from the active map display.



Patrols supports the recording and monitoring of aerial and ground patrol observations. Patrols functions are designed to manage sightings and document any actions needed to close out the observation. Patrol observations are plotted on a map to display the location of the sighting, which permits field personnel to easily respond to the identified location using intuitive and familiar map services on a mobile device. A patrols workbench is provided to create and manage the patrol segments, assign persons to receive observation dispatch notifications automatically and to assign patrols reports. Management reports are provided to ensure that the frequency and completeness of patrols are monitored to assure regulatory compliance is maintained.




Cable & Pipe Locating functions enables locate technicians to capture precise geospatial and attribute values of the buried asset's location in real-time. The asset's physical location is captured and documented using a form that is auto-populated with critical information from multiple sources including, the cable and pipe locate device's frequency, current, depth of cover and receiver type as well as data from internal or external GPS/GNSS receivers as well as the One Call ticket's data. The locate form contains functions to embed photographs and sketches to the document in order to create a permanent irrefutable record of the locate mark-outs. In addition, GIS and CAD records are made available on mobile devices so they can be visualized, confirmed or discrepancies verified and noted.



Public Awareness supports outreach programs intended to remind stakeholders that reside in the vicinity of an asset of the nature, risks, and responsibilities of living in its proximity. The system supports the assignment of stakeholders to internal personnel or third party Land Agents and provides reporting and tracking functions monitor their progress in executing the program using tabular reports and real-time visual progress on the map. To simplify business practices and work flow, electronic forms are provided that automatically populate based on the parcel and stakeholder information already on hand. Upon completion of the form the database is updated in real-time. The Public Awareness functions support the creation and generation of line lists, mailing lists, queries, reports and auto-notifications.



Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) tools provide the ability to visualize and analyze risk per pipeline segment. ProStar PIM is designed to integrate with all major industry risk models and tools and references that information with both internal and external data sources in order to provide improved insight of risk factors. This unique functionality provides for faster, safer and more-informed decisions. With ProStar PIM tools, organizations can now significantly improve their decision making, system uptime and workforce efficiencies.



Regulatory Compliance requirements are provided by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 'PHMSA' and other regulatory agencies. Maintaining compliance can often be a serious challenge for operators. ProStar PIM helps operators to protect critical assets and to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. ProStar PIM not only assists in notifying PHMSA where their pipelines pass under or close by sensitive areas (population or environmental) but also provides the functionality to document and recall information quickly in order to meet the stringent integrity management practices for the most sensitive areas.




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