on May 24, 2020 API RP 1173 Pipeline Safety Management System

2019 API Annual Report on Pipeline Safety Management Systems

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This month, API released its 2019 Annual Report on Pipeline Safety Management Systems covering last year’s implementation progress across the industry and programme highlights. 

You can view the Annual Report here.

Angela Kolar, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer with Colonial Pipeline and the Industry Team Chair said "the past five years have been an increasing evolution for Pipeline Safety as we continue to strive for zero incidents. As you’ll see in this Annual Report, we’re seeing steady progress with the implementation of Pipeline SMS across the industry.”

This latest report shows a continuing increase in Pipeline SMS adoption and a continuing trend that Leaders in pipeline companies see Pipeline SMS as the proven method of preventing pipeline incidents. Once of the greatest challenges facing many pipeline companies is knowing how to implement a Pipeline Safety Management System in the most cost effective and timely manner. We recommend checking out the new Pipeline SMS Toolkit as a step-by--step way to implement your Pipeline SMS.   

Alex Eddington

Alex has spent his career of over twenty years designing, implementing and auditing management systems in pipelines, midstream and upstream oil and gas, along with utilities and municipal operations. Alex has led the design and implementation of multiple Pipeline Safety Management System and Operations Management System implementations and supporting processes such as risk management, regulatory management, Health & Safety, Asset Integrity, Process Safety and Safety Culture to name a few. Alex is also a certified management system auditor and typically supports most SPAN projects as a technical expert and advisor.