Pipeline Pigging and Inspection Technology, Second Edition by John Tiratsoo

By John Tiratsoo

This reference makes a speciality of oil, fuel, and items pipeline, either on- and offshore. you will comprehend why, whilst, and the way to pig a line.

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The areas of concern continue, as in recent years, to include the following: The evaluation of the condition and integrity of existing pipeline systems continues to be a major concern. As mentioned earlier, the pressure will continue on the OPS and industry to develop and use better methods and materials to ensure the integrity of older pipeline systems. The internal inspection (pigging) industry is establishing itself as a unified body that can speak with authority. 2. Pipeline rehabilitation: The pipeline and service industries are teaming up to do research and develop procedures and techniques to be used in the rehabilitation of existing pipeline systems.

Because rehab work is maintenance, the O&M procedures must also cover this work. This section of the regulations is the only time that an operator writes his own regulations. The basic regulatory requirement is that he prepare a written plan, and then that he follows it. The operator has the responsibility of developing requirements adequate for the safe operation of his particular system. We might also note that an operator cannot delegate or contract away this responsibility. He, as the regulated, is always responsible for seeing that these procedures are met, even if a contractor does the work.

3) SUMMARY: The existing definition of "gathering line" would be clearly defined to eliminate confusion in distinguishing these pipelines from trans- 33 Pipeline Pigging Technology mission lines in rural areas. Action is significant because the definition is the subject of litigation. STATUS: NPRM to be issued early 1991. 3. Gas pipelines operating above 72% of specified minimum yield strength (49 CFR 192) SUMMARY: This proposal would eliminate or qualify the "grandfather clause" if the natural gas pipeline safety regulations that permit operation of an existing rural or offshore gas pipeline found to be in satisfactory condition at the highest actual operating pressure to which the segment was subjected during the five years preceding 1st July, 1970, or, in the case of an offshore gathering line, 1st July, 1976.

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