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Membership

Unique among all pipeline research organizations, PRCI brings together leading pipeline companies from around the world to engage in a collaborative process that is truly “of, by and for” the industry with one objective: to direct research enhancing the safety, reliability and productivity of the energy pipeline industry.

PRCI’s current membership includes companies operating in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Asia, and Australia.

Pipeline Members

  • Full voting membership in PRCI is open to companies operating natural gas transmission and crude oil and petroleum products pipelines (or, “liquid pipelines”)
  • Represented on the Executive Assembly and able to vote on matters of governance
  • Eligible to nominate projects and allocate funds to specific programs and projects included in an annual research program ballot
  • Eligible to serve on any Project Team established under any Technical Committee
  • Immediate access to all PRCI research since its establishment, and the right to apply this research to your company’s pipelines and facilities
  • May attend and participate in all open meetings of PRCI Pipeline Industry Organization Membership.
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Pipeline Industry Organization Members

Pipeline Industry Organization membership is available to non-profit trade associations, charitable/educational organizations, not themselves directly involved in the pipeline industry but who support the mission of PRCI, whose membership includes companies eligible for membership in PRCI as Pipeline Operating Company Members, in whole or in part.

Each Pipeline Industry Organization Member has the same rights given to Pipeline Members including a representative on the Executive Assembly and Committees.

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Associate Members

Associate membership and Technical Program Associate membership is available to companies that do not operate pipelines, but have a commitment to the energy pipeline industry and capabilities in technology transfer, particularly commercialization. Associate Members’ capabilities enable PRCI research to be deployed in the industry and the marketplace.

  • Represented on the Executive Assembly
  • Eligible to nominate projects and allocate funds to specific programs and projects included in an annual research program ballot
  • Immediate access to all PRCI research since its establishment
  • Eligible to serve on any Project Team established under any Technical Committee
  • May attend and participate in all open meetings of PRCI Technical Program Associate Membership

PRCI plans and develops research projects through Technical Committees (TC) focused on specific areas of pipeline research. TCs gather to review significant research results, provide oversight and management of specific projects where necessary, and to plan new and on-going objectives for research activities.

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Technical Program Associate Members

  • Membership in one or more Technical Committees (TC)
  • Eligible to allocate funds to programs and projects included in an annual research program ballot specific to your TC
  • Eligible to serve on Project Teams established under your TC
  • Immediate access to all PRCI research developed under your TC
  • May attend and participate in all open meetings of your TC
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  • Benefits
    PRCI's Value Proposition is to use the leverage generated by our members’ resource contributions to create a research forum of ideas and results producing solutions that assure the safe, reliable, environmentally sound, and cost-effective pipeline transportation of energy to consumers worldwide. Because our operating model for research planning, execution, and deployment is founded on this Proposition, our members enjoy important benefits from their participation in PRCI across a spectrum of quantified benefits. These have been demonstrated, through formal benefit/cost studies of member participation, to yield consistently positive ratios in the range of 4:1 to 7:1, even as high as 25:1, from reduced costs of operations and maintenance, inspection, materials, design, construction, and testing.

    These benefits are substantially augmented by several important elements that are not immediately quantifiable but which are fundamental to both the development of research and its application, including:

    • A professional research management infrastructure;
    • A highly-leveraged research investment;
    • The earliest access to emerging technology;
    • A forum for the exchange of operating knowledge — problems and solutions — comprised of a peer group of industry experts;
    • The opportunity to expand the knowledge base of the industry, the company, and the employee;
    • Enhancing the credibility of the member and the industry through a commitment to planning for continuing improvement in system performance; and,
    • Providing a forum for addressing unique, time-sensitive problems and a means to avoid duplicate efforts.
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