PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/21/2013 03:32 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #175
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FAQ-175: Defining Complementary Tools
Question: What is the definition of complementary technologies for selection of ECDA indirect inspection tools?
Answer: The NACE standard describes complementary as: "the strengths of one tool compensate for the limitations of another." Generally, an operator should endeavor to use tools based on different technologies.
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are intended to clarify, explain, and promote better understanding of the pipeline integrity management rules. These FAQs are not substantive rules and do not create rights, assign duties, or impose new obligations not outlined in the existing integrity management regulations and standards. Requests for informal interpretations regarding the applicability of one or more of the pipeline integrity management rules to a specific situation may be submitted to PHMSA in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 190.11.
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