dpGas – for gas utilities
Serving all phases of the network lifecycle
Managing a large gas distribution network requires access to detailed digital maps
dpGas provides this and much more. It is a web-based IT support system that uses maps to manage all phases of the network lifecycle for a mains system. The network information system becomes a central source of data that allows you to plan, build, deploy and maintain your network, so you can make more intelligent investment decisions for system upgrades or modifications.
Efficient data management for both large and small companies
Managing your data in a single geographic database provides the best solution. When you get access to the right information at the right time, you gain enhanced control of all technical processes.
All tasks and activities related to your gas network are available in one place, with digital maps as a foundation. Every change made to the map is visible directly in the asset documentation, constantly updated by your field crews in real time via mobile devices.
The fully web-based design makes IT administration of the system highly cost effective by eliminating most client administration. Storing all data in a single, unified database simplifies both data integrity and security. The high quality of the network information also creates a better basis for maintenance and investment decisions.
Works smoothly with other systems
dpGas for gas utilities is designed with interoperability in mind. You can easily integrate it with other systems, whether for operational activities like monitoring and control, or commercial activities like finance and customer management. All data you enter in dpGas is automatically updated and available to all other systems and users in real time.
Support in demanding environments
Gas distribution companies operate in an ever-more demanding market. Expectations are increasing for gas providers to shift from oil-based gas production to biogas or natural gas. On top of this, authorities are tightening regulations, end customers expect more detailed information, and owners want to maximize their revenue. Meeting these multiple demands is made easier by having access to consistent and accurate network data, any time you need it.
A single geographic database – less manual labor, higher accuracy
The best solution is to manage the data in a single geographic database. Existing information stored in binders, separate databases, or files of individual employees must be transferred, digitized, and stored centrally to ensure consistency and accuracy, then made accessible to all stakeholders at all times and from anywhere.
This places significant requirements on your network information management system. Despite the complexity of the network, the management system must be intuitive and easy to use.
The web-based user interface in dpGas can be configured and customized to your organization’s needs and processes – even to the preferences or requirements of individual users. Because the solution can be tailored, your users will need less training, get more quickly up to speed and maximize its features.
Simplified reporting for gas utilities
Utility companies of all sizes face extensive requirements on reporting the operational status of their networks to governments and owners. Facilitating and automating this reporting saves time and allows personnel to focus on more important tasks.
Key features of dpGas for gas utilities
Apps for the Field
- Field network visualization
- Field work orders
- Field maintainer
- Field customer connection
- Field fault reports
- Trouble call management
- Outage management
- Network design
- Network extensions & customer connections
- Historical, current and predictive network analysis
- Spare parts & BOM
- Budget & actual cost calculations
- Project management
- Inspection plans and rounds
- Documents & images
- Checklists & protocols
Interoperability & Interfaces
- Online interfaces
- Enterprise software APIs
- ETLs or CIM XML import/export
Digpro Base Platform Network Documentation & Visualization (GIS/NIS)
- Asset data & location registry
- Network models (CIM)
- Customer data repository
- Data management & validation
- Collaboration & workflow engine
- Geographical maps
- Oracle database or PostgreSQL database
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