on October 23, 2018 API RP 1173 Pipeline Safety Management System Business Case

White Paper: Implementing API RP 1173 - How To Get Started

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SPAN has written a white paper explaining the basics of starting your API RP 1173 implementation journey. Implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System to meet API RP 1173 will help you operate safer and be more compliant.

Key sections of the White Paper include: 

  • Knowing if you have an effective Pipeline Safety Management System

  • Understand API RP 1173 Requirements

  • Assess your Operations

  • Prioritize Gaps and Create Improvement Plan

  • When to use Experts for API RP 1173

  • Why you need a Secure Data Management Tool

  • Knowing you’ve done the Right Thing




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.