Diversity & Inclusion - What this Means at Dynamic Risk


Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are important to us because each of our Team Members is delightfully unique in their background, experience, mindset, and capabilities. Like many organizations, Dynamic Risk is committed to providing a safe work environment [...]

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Reflections from PPIM 2022


The PPIM 2022 conference was the first opportunity for Dynamic Risk to present papers alongside our co-business unit, NDT Global, each as part of Eddyfi/NDT. A key topic area for the conference included leveraging in-line inspection (ILI) technology, in-field non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology, and data integration strategies to support the new Gas Mega Rule Part 1 [...]

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Pipeline Safety Standards and the Application of Engineering Assessments


Class Location Change – a Key Driver for Applying Engineering Assessments Both Engineering Assessments (EA), as outlined in the CSA Z662 Canadian Oil & Gas Pipeline Standard and Engineering Critical Assessments (ECA), as outlined in the 49 CFR Part 192 US Gas Mega Rule are expected to be increasingly relied upon for demonstrating fitness-for-service and required safety levels to stakeholders including the public, regulators, customers, and the internal operating […]

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Upstream Gathering System Pipeline Integrity Management


Pipeline Integrity Management Solutions for Safe and Reliable Upstream Operations Upstream Asset Integrity teams are recognizing the need to have an improved understanding of their assets to protect capital investment, mitigate risk, ensure the safety of public, as well as adhere to new state/provincial and federal regulations. It is increasingly apparent that effectively managing pipeline integrity data, and ensuring efficient […]

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US Distribution Regulatory Requirements


Incorporating a Distribution Integrity Management Program for Pipeline Safety Since 2010, federal regulations (49 CFR 192 Subpart P) have required distribution pipeline system operators to have a Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) and associated written integrity management plan. These regulations prescribe the elements of a DIMP and require pipeline operators to evaluate their DIMP every […]

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Engineering Assessments for Transmission and Midstream Pipeline Assets


The Critical Role of Engineering Assessments for Pipeline Safety and Regulatory Compliance The application of Engineering Assessments (EAs) will increasingly be required in the pipeline industry to demonstrate fitness-for-service and appropriate safety margins to key stakeholders across the sector, including regulators and the public. From a US perspective, with the release of the first phase […]

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Canadian Pipeline Standards and Regulations: CSA Z662


What are the CSA Z662 Regulations and Why are They Important? In 2019, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released the 8th edition of Standard Z662: Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. This most recent edition included a wide range of impacts on the energy industry with a combination of new and updated requirements, thereby identifying 18 significant changes from the 2015 edition. The key changes made that are of significance […]

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US Regulations: PHMSA’s Gas Mega Rule


PHMSA’s Final Ruling – What’s Next for Pipeline Operators It is important that Gas Transmission pipeline operators review the changes to 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192 and adjust integrity programs as necessary to achieve continued regulatory compliance. Gas Transmission operators should assess their readiness and align their current in-place integrity management programs and operating […]

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Corporate ESG Programs and Considerations


Supporting Pipeline Operators with their ESG Considerations and Programs Driven by a growing global energy demand, the rise in expectations placed on the energy sector from industry regulators, the investment community and public has created an increased awareness and sharper focus on corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. Stakeholders across the pipeline asset value chain have […]

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What’s next for pipeline operators?


Pipeline Regulations in the United States In the United States, regulations have been in place since the 1970’s and have evolved significantly over the past several decades. Congress has considered, adopted, and re-authorized a number of bills focused solely on improved pipeline safety. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has put forward several recommendations to […]

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The PHMSA Gas “Mega Rule” in Practice


PHMSA’s Final Ruling – What’s Next for Pipeline Operators? What is the PHMSA Gas Mega Rule? The new PHMSA Gas Mega Rule builds upon previous regulations for onshore gas transmission, in regards to pipeline safety and environmental risk. The new mega rule operates with the goal of improving pipeline safety. With new regulations for operations […]

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Important Information on PHMSA 192 Ruling


On October 1, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finalized a rule for gas transmission lines which has been in development for over eight years. This rule, referred to by many as the “Gas Mega Rule”, is considered to be the most significant change to the existing gas pipeline regulations since 1970 […]

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Corporate ESG Programs and Considerations


Supporting Pipeline Operators with their ESG Considerations and Programs Driven by a growing global energy demand, the rise in expectations placed on the energy sector from industry regulators, the investment community and public has created an increased awareness and sharper focus on corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. Stakeholders across the pipeline asset value chain have […]

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Pipeline Integrity Consulting Services


PHMSA’s Final Ruling – What’s Next for Pipeline Operators It is important that Gas Transmission pipeline operators review the changes to 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192 and adjust integrity programs as necessary to achieve continued regulatory compliance. Gas Transmission operators should assess their readiness and align their current in-place integrity management programs and operating […]

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US Regulations: PHMSA’s Gas Mega Rule


PHMSA’s Final Ruling – What’s Next for Pipeline Operators It is important that Gas Transmission pipeline operators review the changes to 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192 and adjust integrity programs as necessary to achieve continued regulatory compliance. Gas Transmission operators should assess their readiness and align their current in-place integrity management programs and operating […]

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