March 2015, Vol. 242, No. 3


NTSB Study Seeks Changes to Gas Transmission Integrity Programs

A new National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study calls for major changes to integrity management (IM) programs of gas transmission pipelines in high-consequence areas (HCAs). Released were 33 findings and 28 recommendations that highlight shortcomings of the gas transmission IM system and underscored HCA incidents attributed to causes other than corrosion and material defects in pipe or welds, which increased from 2010-13. The recommendations address a broad range of improvements. These include broadened use of inline inspection which detects the most potential problem areas per mile of pipeline. The recommendations emphasize closer state to-state and federal-state cooperation among

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