PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
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Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #204
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FAQ-204: Individual Indirect Inspection Methods as Other Technology
Question: Does close interval survey/overline survey qualify for "other technology"?
Answer: No. These are indirect measurement techniques that can be used in ECDA. If used in that context, and in conformance with NACE RP0502-2002, these techniques would not represent "other technology". OPS would not find them acceptable as assessment methods if used alone, outside the context of ECDA.
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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