Indirect Survey Manager


Indirect Survey Manager

The Indirect Survey Manager (ISM) 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. ISM manages and aligns External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) indirect inspection data.

  • Close Interval Survey
  • DCVG (Direct Current Voltage Gradient)
  • ACVG (AC Voltage Gradient)
  • ACCA (AC Current Attenuation)
  • Soil Resistivity

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The Indirect Survey Manager (ISM) aligns External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) indirect inspection data. Close interval survey data is captured and analyzed ensuring compliance requirements defined in DOT 49 CFR, Parts 192 and 195 are met. Deficiency reports and graphs quickly reveal areas of concern leading to targeted maintenance and repair actions. GPS data is retained for clean integration with GIS and mapping applications.

Feature Benefit
Create custom reports and graphs with multiple survey types for multiple years with spike filtering option Review all surveys on one graph; layer year-over-year data alongside various types of surveys to identify degenerative situations
Advanced capabilities include rubber-banding, reversal of readings, shift stationing, and appending surveys Re-align station numbers for a survey and view data in a variety of ways for maximum survey efficiency
Data import & export options, including integrated bridge reports Capability to import and export data via bridge in Excel, CSV, or similar file formats, as well as with 3rd party contractors and vendors
Multi-user design for replication and synchronization Share critical data throughout an organization
Collect, analyze, report, and graph Close Interval and DCVG survey data Exception reporting for interval surveys including -0.850 mV criteria, % IR, dB level, and indication classification type
Integration with Allegro Field Data PC™ and Bullhorn Web for accurate and verifiable CP data collection Increases productivity by creating a seamless workflow from data collection to reporting; prevents transcription errors
Data exchange with GIS, risk assessment, work management, and other external applications Integrate with current and future IT systems and processes

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).