Establishment of an MAOP Validation Program

May 2017, Vol. 244, No. 5

By Joe Medina, Vice President, GTS, Walnut Creek, CA

The federal regulatory code governing natural gas pipeline design, operations and maintenance came into effect in about 1970 (some U.S. states had regulatory codes governing these activities in effect prior to 1970). I say “about” because, as with any regulatory codes, it takes time for operators to progress activities to be in compliance with regulations. However, the intent of the code fulfills a government objective – impose regulations on industry to ensure the protection of the people and their property. Regulation on businesses is in place to protect the people from fraud and misrepresentation. In…

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