The Pipeline Open Data Standard, an Introduction and Explanation of the Core Hierarchy

Note: This will be an ongoing of series of articles explaining the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) data model, relevant news and updates pertinent to all PODS Users or those interested in learning more.

The Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) is a not-for-profit organization that has worked since 1998 to define documentation standards for Oil and Gas pipeline companies by developing a robust database model to operators and vendors for the easy dissemination and reporting of data for all aspects of a company’s operational units. Regulation has changed the industry due to new guidelines, new developments in technology, and advancements in construction and materials. The PODS models has become very complex and often complicated understand.

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