Category Archives: Pipeline Integrity Management

As mentioned in a previous blog entry, the Southern Gas Association continues to have dialogue with its member companies about the potential opportunity to develop a Joint Industry Project (JIP) framework document for the development and implementation of Pipeline Safety … Continue reading

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DALLAS – In July of this year, the American Petroleum Institute announced the completion of a new pipeline safety management system (PSMS) recommended practice. Recommended Practice 1173 was built on the industry goal of zero incidents and was created with … Continue reading

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The purpose of SGA is to support the development of employees in the natural gas industry, and to communicate timely industry information across SGA’s member companies.  Being a member driven organization we tailor our educational avenues based on the needs … Continue reading

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On January 27, 2015, the NTSB board met to discuss pipeline safety and associated integrity management programs. More information on this meeting (including presentations by acting chairman Christopher Hart) is available on the meeting web page. The meeting is available … Continue reading

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Based on feedback from several member companies, the SGA is moving forward with the development of a workshop entitled, “Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations for Gas Operators” to assist pipeline operators in the understanding of 49 CFR Part 195 (“Liquids Safety … Continue reading

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The final draft Pipeline Safety Management System Recommended Practice, API 1173 (PSMS), is being balloted by API and ANSI for final approval and public comment. The final draft incorporates comments from the previous review and critique by safety management system … Continue reading

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