Distribution Integrity Management Program. DIMP 2007/08. DISTRIBUTION INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RULEMAKING AUTHORITY. Not later than December 31, 2007 , the Secretary shall prescribe minimum standards for integrity management programs for distribution pipelines .
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Not later than December 31, 2007, the Secretary shall prescribe minimum standards for integrity management programs for distribution pipelines.
May require operators of distribution pipelines to continually identify and assess risks on their distribution lines, to remediate conditions that present a potential threat to line integrity, and to monitor program effectiveness.
(1990 – 2002)
Three Parallel Paths
PIPES 2006 --
DOT Annual Report Information
Knowledge of What is Happening in the System
* Leaks * Repairs
* Maintenance * Failures
* Damages * Pipe condition
* Work records * Corrosion inspections
* Personnel performance evaluations, etc.
Risk is the product of the likelihood of a problem occurring and the consequences that could be caused by the problem if it occurs.
Risk = Likelihood x Consequences
*Determined by Operator
Group facilities into categories (buckets) based on common traits and problems.
Facilities or groups of facilities that do not experience problems may be removed from the risk evaluation and no further action taken (except excavation threats)!
Appropriate Techniques to
Based on the results of the relative risk ranking, implement appropriate techniques to manage risk.
Improve the Program
Should include at least 2 activities:
Based on whatever ends up being written into the rule.