Publication type: Best Practices
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Developed by ARPEL, this Manual provides general guidelines for pipeline (gas, oil and oil products) operators to check their own management and/or implement the best practices for integrity assurance at their facilities aiming at achieving excellence in their responsible operational, social and environmental management. The Manual includes a digital file with check lists for the information required to determine a baseline and to assess the failure probability against the main threats to the pipeline, as well as the respective consequences during the risk analysis process. This Manual also includes the means, actions and methods to detect damage and mitigate threats.
Moreover, this Manual is the base tool for the courses included in the ARPEL Program for the Accreditation of Pipeline Integrity Management Evaluators, which purpose is to amplify the knowledge basis and training of experts in this area, and promote the implementation of the best practices included in the Manual by the companies of the sector.
This second edition includes a thorough revision of the content with respect to its previous edition (2011), under which it is worth remarking the inclusion of a whole new chapter on mechanical integrity assessment, and the consideration of the threat related to the fatigue of the pipeline.