PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 01/17/2017 10:54 AM

Protocol Item H.01

H.01 General Requirements (Identification of Additional Measures)

Verify that a process is in place to identify additional measures to prevent a pipeline failure and to mitigate the consequences of a pipeline failure in a high consequence area. [192.935(a)]

  1. Verify that the process for identifying additional measures is based on identified threats to each pipeline segment and the risk analysis required by 192.917. [Note: Protocol H.08 addresses the implementation decision process for additional preventive and mitigative measures.] [192.935(a)]

  1. Verify that additional measures evaluated by the operator cover a spectrum of alternatives such as, but not limited to, installing Automatic Shut-off Valves or Remote Control Valves, 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. [192.935(a)]

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