Exposed Pipe

United States operators must inspect each individual pipeline or portion of pipeline exposed to the atmosphere for evidence of atmospheric corrosion at least every three years, with intervals not exceeding 39 months for onshore pipes. The Exposed Pipe Collector solution can be used to help meet this compliance requirement by allowing field crews to locate and inspect exposed pipes using a smartphone or tablet device in the field.

Using this solution and the Collector for ArcGIS application allows field crews to collect exposed pipe locations and inspections regardless of connectivity to the office network, assuming cellular coverage is available.


Exposed Pipe Collector requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering groups and organizing content in an ArcGIS organization
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5
  • ArcGIS Pro (Standard or Advanced) 1.3, 1.4
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4, 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online
Map Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.3, 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
Application hosting
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Collector for ArcGIS

What you get

When you download Exposed Pipe Collector, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Maps and GDBs ExposedPipeLocations.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to publish the Exposed Pipe Collector service.
ExposedPipeLocations.gdb The geodatabase contains the exposed pipe schema with sample data.
Icons Icons for the services, maps, and apps.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Exposed Pipe Collector.

Date Description
January 2017
  • Exposed Pipe Collector can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
December 2014
  • Updated schema to support the Utility and Pipeline Data Model
September 2013
  • First release of the Exposed Pipe Collector

Get started with Exposed Pipe Collector

Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.