Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Pipeline Safety Management Systems are management tools that will help a pipeline operator comprehensively and holistically manage all the many aspects of pipeline safety. Other industries such as aviation, nuclear power and chemical production have improved their safe operations by using safety management systems. Pipeline operators responded to the recommendation of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board by partnering with the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, state pipeline regulators, and expert members of the public to develop an industry-wide recommended practice, API 1173, for pipeline safety management systems.

PipelineSMS.org

The pipeline industry, including the American Pipeline Institute, Association of Oil Pipe Lines, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and American Gas Association has come together to offer a single resource hub for information, guidance and tools to implement a pipeline safety management system. Those resources may be found at www.pipelinesms.org:
 

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Experts Agree SMS Helps Safety

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Experts Agree SMS Helps Safety

For more information, contact John Stoody at jstoody@aopl.org