Research & Development: Strategic Plan

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Vision and Mission

The vision of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Pipeline Safety Research Program is to support PHMSA’s mission which is “to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials by pipeline and other modes of transportation.”

The mission of PHMSA’s Pipeline Safety Research Program is to sponsor research and development projects focused on providing near-term solutions that will improve the safety, reduce environmental impact, and enhance the reliability of the Nation’s pipeline transportation system.

This Research Strategic Plan aims to convey many messages but mainly that we:

  • Employ a coordinated and collaborative approach to address mutual pipeline challenges
  • Help remove technical and sometimes regulatory barriers on a given challenge
  • Measure our research results, outputs and impacts
  • Are transparent virtually posting all program processes, actions and products on our program website.

Program Relevance & Logic Breakdown
Projects of Infrastructure Location(s): Arctic

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Research Objectives

Pie Chart Showing counts of Projects by Research Impact. Data also shown in table below.
Objective Projects PHMSA
Strengthening Standards 14 $ 8.26M
Technology Development 9 $ 7.94M
Knowledge Documents 28 $12.47M

Research Strategies & Objectives

Programmatic Element Objectives PHMSA
Threat Prevention Strengthening Standards $ 0.00M
Technology Development $ 0.29M
Knowledge Documents $ 0.52M
Leak Detection Strengthening Standards $ 0.00M
Technology Development $ 2.79M
Knowledge Documents $ 0.00M
Anomaly Detection Strengthening Standards $ 0.36M
Technology Development $ 0.00M
Knowledge Documents $ 0.36M
Anomaly Characterization Strengthening Standards $ 0.78M
Technology Development $ 0.00M
Knowledge Documents $ 0.78M
Anomaly Repair Strengthening Standards $ 0.00M
Technology Development $ 0.00M
Knowledge Documents $ 0.24M
Design Strengthening Standards $ 2.45M
Technology Development $ 0.00M
Knowledge Documents $ 3.90M
Materials Strengthening Standards $ 1.72M
Technology Development $ 0.75M
Knowledge Documents $ 3.99M
Welding Strengthening Standards $ 2.93M
Technology Development $ 4.10M
Knowledge Documents $ 2.65M
Projects can impact and be relevant in two or more areas. Because of this, counts and sums will amount to more than 100% of program totals.
Projects of Infrastructure Location(s): Arctic
Project
#
Activities A Affected Infrastructure Types B Infrastructure Location C Research
Objectives D
PHMSA
Programmatic Element: Threat Prevention
202 DTPH56-06-T-000015, "Pipeline Integrity Management for Ground Movement Hazards" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.52M
389 DTPH56-11-T-000001, "Consolidated Research Program, Right of Way Automated Monitoring Threat Prevention" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Dist-Non-Metal
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 0.29M
Programmatic Element: Threat Prevention Total: $ 0.81M
Programmatic Element: Leak Detection
153 DTRS56-04-T-0012, "Hazardous Liquids Airborne Lidar Observation Study (HALOS)" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Dist-Non-Metal
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 0.55M
93 DTRS56-01-X-0023, "Airborne LIDAR Pipeline Inspection System (ALPIS) Mapping Tests" GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Dist-Non-Metal
Onshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 2.24M
Programmatic Element: Leak Detection Total: $ 2.79M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Detection
244 DTPH56-08-T-000015, "Pipeline Segment-Specific External Corrosion Rate Estimation to Improve Reassessment Interval Accuracy" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.21M
623 DTRT5715C10023, "A Novel Approach to Establishing Remaining Strength of Line Pipe and Fittings with Corrosion Type Defects" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.15M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Detection Total: $ 0.36M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Characterization
557 DTPH56-14-H-00004, "Improving Models to Consider Complex Loadings, Operational Considerations, and Interactive Threats" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.47M
561 DTPH56-14-H-00008L, "Definition of Geotechnical and Operational Load Effects on Pipeline Anomalies" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.31M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Characterization Total: $ 0.78M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Repair
245 DTPH56-08-T-000016, "Evaluation and Method for Qualification of Fiber Reinforced Composite Repair Techniques for Transmission and/or Distribution Pipelines" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.24M
Programmatic Element: Anomaly Repair Total: $ 0.24M
Programmatic Element: Design
200 DTPH56-06-T-000014, "Validation and Documentation of Tensile Strain Limit Design Models for Pipelines" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 1.12M
201 DTPH56-06-T-000014, "Second Generation Models for Strain-Base Design" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.13M
361 DTPH56-10-T-000016, "Realistic Strain Capacity Models for Pipeline Construction and Maintenance" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.42M
140 DTRS56-04-X-0021, "Strain-Based Design of Pipelines - Phase II" GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.07M
556 DTPH56-14-H-00003L, "Strain-Based Design and Assessment of Segments of Pipelines with and without Fittings" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 2.03M
314 DTPH56-10-P-000020, "Development of a Limit States Standard for Onshore Pipelines" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.10M
Programmatic Element: Design Total: $ 3.90M
Programmatic Element: Materials
127 DTRS56-03-T-0007, "First Major Improvements to the Two-curve Fracture Arrest Model" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.61M
165 DTRS56-05-T-0003, "A New Approach to Control Running Fracture in Pipelines" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.26M
171 DTPH56-05-T-0003, "Corrosion Assessment Guidance for Higher Strength Pipelines" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.87M
233 DTPH56-08-T-000006, "The Effect of Cathodic Protection on Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Strength Pipeline Steels" GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.06M
251 DTPH56-08-T-000008, "Achieving Maximum Crack Remediation Effect from Optimized Hydrotesting" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.24M
158 DTRS56-04-X-0025, "Task Order #2: Fatigue Fracture and Crack Arrest in High-Strength Pipeline Steels" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.55M
205 DTPH56-06-X-000029, "Mechanical Properties and Crack Behavior in Line Pipe Steels" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.59M
489 DTPH56-13-X-000013, "Characterization of Modern High Toughness Steels for Fracture Propagation and Arrest Assessment" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.30M
701 DTPH5616X00012, "Characterization of Modern High Toughness Steels for Fracture Propagation and Arrest Assessment- Phase II" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.29M
227 DTRT57-08-C-10022, "Crack Arrest and Structural Repair of High Strength Steel Piping by In-Situ Sleeving of Nanostructured Materials" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.10M
228 DTRT57-08-C-10015, "Design, Development, and Testing of Optimized Composite Crack Arrestors" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.10M
290 DTRT57-09-C-10031, "Design, Development, and Testing of Optimized Composite Soft Crack Arrestors" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 0.75M
Programmatic Element: Materials Total: $ 4.74M
Programmatic Element: Welding
152 DTRS56-04-T-0011, "Optimizing Weld Integrity for X80 and X100 Linepipe" GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.31M
216 DTPH56-07-T-000004, "Development of HAZ Hardness Limits for In-Service Welding" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.12M
218 DTPH56-07-T-000002, "Advanced Technologies and Methodology for Automated Ultrasonic Testing Systems Quantification" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 0.61M
219 DTPH56-07-T-000003, "Hybrid Laser/GMAW of High Strength Steel Gas Transmission Pipelines" GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 0.46M
220 DTPH56-07-T-000006, "Validation of Assessment Methods for Production Scale Girth Welding of High Strength Pipelines with Multiple Pipe Sources" GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.81M
222 DTPH56-07-T-000007, "Hybrid Laser Arc Welding (HLAW) System Development for Pipeline Construction" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
$ 1.65M
223 DTPH56-07-T-000008, "Automated Laser Ultrasonic Testing (ALUT) Of Hybrid Laser Arc Welds For Pipeline Construction" HazLiq
GasTrans
Onshore
Arctic
Technology Development
Strengthening Standards
$ 0.58M
224 DTPH56-07-T-000009, "In-Situ Hydrogen Analysis in Weldments: Novel NDE for Weld Inspection" HazLiq
GasGather
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Technology Development
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.79M
225 DTPH56-07-T-000005, "Update of Weld Design, Testing, and Assessment Procedures for High Strength Pipelines" HazLiq
GasTrans
Dist-Steel
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
$ 0.80M
226 DTPH56-07-T-000005, "Development of Optimized Welding Solutions for X100 Linepipe Steel" GasTrans
Onshore
Offshore
Arctic
Strengthening Standards
Knowledge Documents
$ 0.60M
Programmatic Element: Welding Total: $ 6.77M
Grand Totals:$20.42M
Footnotes:
  1. Program strategies and the research projects within them.
  2. Short term benefactors are operators or owners of hazardous liquid, natural gas transmission or distribution pipelines. General Public are long-term benefactors.
  3. Area in which research outputs apply within onshore, offshore or Arctic pipelines.
  4. Impact which the research generates within technology, consensus standards or general knowledge.