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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Steve Biagiotti, Jr, P.E. of Dynamic Risk receives NACE International’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Houston, Texas – April 8th, 2021 – The Association for Materials Protection and Performance is pleased to announce that Steve Biagiotti, Jr. P.E. of Dynamic Risk is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the Association. This award is given for distinguished service to NACE by an elected or appointed […]

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Eddyfi/NDT Acquires Dynamic Risk

Data Management Value-Chain Extension Will Strategically Enhance Eddyfi/NDT Technological Leadership. Québec, Canada, March 31st, 2021 — Eddyfi/NDT announced today the acquisition of Calgary-based Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc. (“Dynamic Risk”), a market leader in providing technology-enabled integrity risk management and compliance services and software to the energy sector. The company has 115 employees and additional […]

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Ask Our Expert Blog Series: Sergiy Kondratyuk

Applied Machine Learning: A Practical Approach Question 1: What does “Machine Learning” mean to you? Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, etc., have become ubiquitous terms. Encyclopedic definition of Machine Learning is as follows; “ML is a study of computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience. It is seen as part of AI.” […]

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