Although pipelines are relatively safe, various concerns such as outdated infrastructure, natural disasters, and lack of guidance from regulatory authorities can substantially increase the likelihood of a pipeline catastrophe. API RP 1173 provides a framework for revealing and managing risks associated with pipelines carrying hazardous liquids and gases. The system helps identify safety threats and gives operators the necessary tools to track and continuously improve safety performance.
Key elements of the standard include:
- Data collection and records management
- Incident analysis, assessment, and lessons learned
- Competence, awareness, and training
- Emergency readiness and response
- Risk management
Benefits of API 1173
Promote Public Confidence
Foster safe operations while satisfying concerns of regulatory agencies.
Identify and assess threats to personnel, equipment, and the environment.
Fortify and Protect
Guard against fines and loss of reputation while simultaneously improving operational reliability and cost efficiency.
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