API Publishes New First-edition Pipeline Facility Inspection Standard

The new standard represents a joint effort between API, CEPA and INGAA, bringing together the accumulated expertise of pipeline operators across the supply chain.

Hart Energy Staff

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has published the first edition of API Recommended Practice (RP) 1184, Pipeline Facility Construction Inspection, presenting the latest requirements for safe and sustainable pipeline facility development.

This new standard represents a joint effort between API, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), bringing together the accumulated expertise of pipeline operators across the supply chain to improve pipeline facility construction and inspection.

RP 1184 will be the basis for developing and implementing an industry-wide certification due to be released in mid-2022 by API’s Individual Certification Programs (ICP), which offers certifications that are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board. This new certification will be a major step forward for the future of pipeline facility inspection.

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