Question: Is integrity management simply inspection of pipe condition?
Answer: No. While periodically assessing the pipe condition and correcting identified anomalies is an important part of the rule, there are other important requirements. Operators must develop improved management and analysis processes that integrate all available integrity-related data and information and assess the risks associated with pipeline segments in HCAs. Furthermore, operators must enhance damage prevention programs and implement additional risk control measures beyond those already required by Part 192. Examples of these additional measures include: installing computerized monitoring and leak detection systems, replacing pipe segments with pipe of heavier wall thickness, providing additional training to personnel on response procedures, conducting drills with local emergency responders and implementing additional inspection and maintenance programs.