December 2016, Vol. 243, No. 12

Features

Inline Inspection with Non-Destructive Evaluation Provides Verifiable, Complete Records

To comply with regulatory requirements that help ensure safety, pipeline operators are under increasing pressure to document pipeline integrity data. Some of the latest requirements to verify reliable, traceable, verifiable and complete (RTVC) records include hydrostatic test reports, maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) validation, and mill-test reports (MTR) for specific lots of pipe. For operators of newer pipelines, those constructed during the last two decades, the required information is likely to be easily accessible. But what about pipeline segments that are decades old? According to the 2014 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) annual report data,

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