In July 2015, the American Petroleum Institute (API) published Recommended Practice (RP) 1173 to address an industry need for Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS). This standard was an acknowledgment by pipeline transmission and distribution stakeholders that compliance with prescriptive regulations alone was not enough to protect public safety.
A benchmark study by Mosaic was conducted to evaluate the degrees of implementation. To date, operators have stepped into this voluntary standard in many ways, at varied paces,
and with different stories to tell of their successes and ongoing challenges.
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