PRCI Research Provides the Basis for a New API Standard to Enhance Pipeline Safety


Tue, November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020 —

Earlier this month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) published the long awaited Recommended Practice (RP) 1183, Assessment and Management of Dents in Pipelines. This new pipeline safety standard was based on a significant volume and many years of PRCI research that addresses dents caused by mechanical damage and the effect of deformations on the structural integrity of pipelines.

“The role that research plays in the development of standards and recommended practices is critical to ensure they are providing an objective basis for making sound decisions for the safe operations of pipeline systems,” PRCI President Cliff Johnson said. “PRCI is proud to have the results of our research be relied on to provide a fundamental and substantial contribution to the RP 1183 content, and that the industry values our research as relevant and a key contribution to improving pipeline safety and performance.”

PRCI will be cohosting a webinar with API on December 10 to provide an opportunity for operators and industry stakeholders to learn more about the standard, methods of application, and ask questions of the industry experts.  You can register for the upcoming free webinar on API’s Learning site.

In the webinar, expert speakers will review the new standard, explore the tools and features necessary for successful integration, and how to apply the RP to help maintain the structural integrity of pipelines by addressing mechanical issues.

Speakers: This learning event will be hosted by API and PRCI with presenters:

  • Mark Piazza, Manager - Pipeline Compliance and R&D of Colonial Pipeline Company and Chair of PRCI's Research Steering Committee
  • Aaron Dinovitzer, Vice President - Capability & Strategy; Manager - Asset Performance Services of BMT Canada Ltd.

Who should attend: Pipeline operators, integrity management professionals, and interested stakeholders looking to learn more about the document and how to access training opportunities.