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"My boss just asked me to justify the cost. I told him that I would pay out of pocket if necessary"

"When I accepted the offer, I specifically said WinDOT had to be part of the package"

"The navigation and functionality is wonderful. Very user friendly. I love that the GPTC Guide and the PHMSA Enforcement Guidance is listed in the Table of Contents; so convenient. The search function is so much faster. So far I love it"

"WinDOT's functionality, ease of use and vast amount of information make it a must have for not only code/compliance engineers but anyone involved in operating gas or liquid pipelines! ViaData has continuously strived to provide a superior product with high levels of customer satisfaction."
Paul R. Amato
Manager of Pipeline and Station Operations
Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company

The Pipeline Safety Encyclopedia

Application Details™
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Now access the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in an entirely new way – with an interactive application that links regulations to thousand of pages of interpretations and guidance material.  WinDOT™ has the complete text of the pipeline code in hypertext format, enabling to the user to jump to related documents with the ease of a mouse click.

Links to interpretations, the Gas Piping Technology Committee Guide, waivers, and Advisory Bulletins are displayed at the beginning of each topic.  Jumps to referenced sections of the regulations are included in the text for easy cross-reference.  Additional links to each amendment for the code section are included to speed research on the Final Rules.

A full text search feature is incorporated in WinDOT™, enabling users to find either words or phrases.  The search is active across all documents in the code part and results are identified by source – regulation, Guide Material, amendment, interpretation, or waiver.  Using WinDOT™ will make your job quicker and easier, and improve the results of your research.

WinDOT-on-the-Web is here!!

ViaData is excited to announce that WinDOT, The Pipeline Safety Encyclopedia, is now available as a web based application.

There are some new features as well.

  • No installation necessary.
  • Viewable on desktop, laptop, smart phones, tablets using Windows, Android or Apple devices.
  • Search now includes phrase searching using quotes and Boolean operator AND.
  • No more downloads for updates.

WinDOT-on-the-Web expands your ability to use WinDOT on mobile devices, improves the search function and allows for more content to be delivered easily without requiring a program installation.

Interpretations Available

WinDOT™ was the first application to make Department of Transportation written interpretations available in digital format. Over 1000 interpretations are included, linked to the specific code sections. These interpretations start in the late 1970's and are kept current with the Rapid Update Service. These letters explain DOT's position on the code, and are often used as guides to code compliance.

Rapid Update Service

ViaData scans numerous sources of pipeline safety and regulatory material on a daily basis.  Updates are incorporated into the Rapid Update system.  Subscribers are notified by email when new material is available and to update their WinDOT™.  Normally there are several updates per month.

If you do not subscribe to WinDOT™, you can register for our free notification service. Then use the search pages on the ViaData web to search the Federal Register for new material concerning pipeline safety.

WinDOT™ Features

  • Type in word/phrase search
  • Nested table of contents
  • Jump to referenced code section
  • Highlighted glossary and key words
  • Amendments included
  • Standard Windows interface
  • Code section can be printed
  • Cut and paste functions

WinDOT™ is offered as a one year subscription to the code sections selected. You will receive periodic updates, containing all new regulations or bulletins.
For a complete list of the regulations and standards contained in WinDOT™, The Pipeline Safety Encyclopedia please see the ViaData Store.