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Research Overview

Every year, PRCI produces a collaborative research program aligning with the industry's priorities by means of an annual voting ballot. Members allocate funds directly to projects of importance to their operations and business drivers. Member contributions of millions of dollars each year continue a multiple-year trend of increasing research spending.

PRCI plans and develops these research projects through Technical Committees (TCs). These committees are comprised of technical and operations experts from member companies. They are critical in developing and managing PRCI’s research and assure collaboration in identifying gaps and avoiding duplication.

The Compressor & Pump Station (CPS) Technical Committee focuses research efforts on minimizing the operating costs and capital requirements of compression and pump service while meeting market demands and all applicable environmental regulations.
The Corrosion Technical Committee focuses on industry challenges related to internal and external corrosion prevention and mitigation, as well as stress corrosion susceptibility evaluation and repair.
The Design, Materials & Construction (DMC) Technical Committee focuses research efforts on the development of safe, environmentally responsible, cost-effective and reliable solutions for the design, construction and operation of energy pipelines. DMC research enhances the performance of new pipelines through development and implementation of new design methods, materials, and construction technologies.
Products resulting from research activities conducted under the Integrity & Inspection (I&I) Technical Committee improve the reliability of the pipeline infrastructure and ensure the continuity of public service through the development and successful deployment of technologies associated with mechanical damage, pipeline integrity management, and associated inspection technologies.
The Measurement Technical Committee focuses research efforts on providing measurement technologies that result in increased customer satisfaction and achieve cost savings through more accurate metering, better management of data, improved operation efficiency, and reduced capital expenditures.
Products resulting from research activities conducted under the Surveillance, Operations, & Monitoring (SOM) Technical Committee improve the integrity of the pipeline infrastructure and the continuity of public service through the development and successful deployment of technologies identify Right-of-Way threats, leak detection, and damage prevention.
The Underground Storage Technical Committee is focused on developing and deploying technologies to ensure the safety, integrity, reliability and productivity of new and existing storage facilities, including both reservoir and cavern storage.