PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/26/2013 05:31 AM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #28
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FAQ-28: Considerations when Prioritizing Segments
Question: What must an operator consider in prioritizing pipe segments for assessment and re-assessment?
Answer: The risk posed by each pipeline segment covered by this rule must be considered in scheduling baseline assessments and periodic re-assessments. Risks must be evaluated using a risk assessment that meets ASME/ANSI B31.8S, Section 5, as required by 192.917(c). Section 5.10 of the standard specifically addresses use of risk assessment for prioritizing pipe segments for assessment.
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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