PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 11/22/2014 08:40 AM

Protocol Item K.02

K.02 Attributes of the Change Process

Verify that the integrity management program meets the requirements of ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11 for a management of change process. [192.911(k)]

  1. Verify the existence of procedures that consider impacts of changes to pipeline systems and their integrity. [ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11(a)]

  1. Verify change procedures address technical, physical, procedural, and organizational changes. [ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11(a)]

  1. Verify the following are provided for by the change procedures: [ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11(a)]
    1. Reason for change
    2. Authority for approving changes
    3. Analysis of implications
    4. Acquisition of required work permits
    5. Documentation
    6. Communication of the change to affected parties
    7. Time limitations
    8. Qualification of staff
  1. Verify that integrity management system changes are properly reflected in the pipeline system and that pipeline system changes are properly reflected in the integrity management program. [ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11(b)]

  1. Verify that equipment or system changes have been identified and reviewed before implementation. [ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 11(d)]

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