Pipelines, valve installation; Quality (ICS 03.120), Accident and disaster control (ICS 13.200), Pipeline components and pipelines (ICS 23.040), Valves (ICS 23.060), Pressure regulators (ICS:23.060.40); Mobile services (ICS 33.070), Components and accessories for telecommunications equipment (ICS 33.120)
Pipeline Safety: Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards (28 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking - PHMSA is proposing to revise the Pipeline Safety Regulations applicable to newly constructed and entirely replaced onshore natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines to mitigate ruptures. Additionally, PHMSA is revising the regulations regarding rupture detection to shorten pipeline segment isolation times. These proposals address congressional mandates, incorporate recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board, and are necessary to reduce the consequences of large-volume, uncontrolled releases of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline ruptures.