Improving pipeline safety with speed, efficiency and quality

May 2012
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Improving pipeline safety with speed, efficiency and quality

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The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 is expected to accelerate and expand the scope of current gas pipeline safety enhancement efforts, resulting in much higher operational complexity.

The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, which amends Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), is expected to accelerate and expand the scope of current gas pipeline safety enhancement efforts, resulting in much higher operational complexity.

Consequently, there will be a higher volume and faster pace of field work including valve repair, strength testing, in-line inspection (ILI), and pipeline replacement all occurring in parallel with records validation, interim pressure reduction and restoration, and on-going operational activities. Improving pipeline safety with speed, efficiency and quality focuses on pipeline modernization implementation.

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