Pipeline Safety

Pipeline operators can align with pipeline safety regulations and close gaps using the ComplyMgr software tool

Use ComplyMgr to Identify Gaps Between Your Program and Pipeline Safety Regulations

Pipeline operators with federally-regulated pipeline assets are required to comply with several PHMSA safety programs. It can be challenging to ensure compliance with the pipeline safety regulations (49 CFR 192 for the transport of natural gas and 49 CFR 195 for the transport of hazardous liquids) for each of these programs: Integrity Management (IM) – …

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Pipelines subject to federal oversight via new PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule

New PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule Regulations: How Does This Affect You?

In late 2021, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a new final Gas Gathering Rule bringing 400,000+ miles of pipeline assets under federal jurisdiction. In this blog, we will take a high-level look at the new regulation contained in the PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule and present information on how the rule might …

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The Check in the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle supports process management for pipeline safety and the reduction of organizational failure

NTSB Most Wanted List 2021-2022: Support Safety Through Quality Management Control

In September 2010, a natural gas pipeline ruptured in San Bruno, California that led to the release of approximately 47.6 million cubic feet of natural gas. The gas ignited, causing a fire that damaged property, people, and the environment. More than a decade later, the San Bruno incident continues to serve as a reminder that …

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Utilize the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to support pipeline safety and protect pipeline assets as part of a cultural assessment

Cultural Assessment: A Critical Tool to Support PSMS and Enhance Pipeline Safety

The safety culture in pipeline operations is based on a collection of the attitudes, perceptions, and values that your stakeholders share in relation to the risks within your operation. If you don’t assess the safety culture, you limit your ability to utilize stakeholder engagement to identify potential pipeline safety issues. You will also lack viable …

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