Performance tracking system provides operators with valuable data

The industry-wide Pipeline Performance Tracking System (PPTS) has been in place for 4 years (OGJ, Nov. 11, 2002, p. 68). Now that the US oil pipeline industry has a substantial amount of recent performance data, the American Petroleum Institute/Association of Oil Pipe Lines Data Mining Team can report on what has been accomplished, how it is useful to pipeline operators, and future plans.Voluntary participationPPTS, a spill-reporting system with voluntary participation in the oil pipeline industry, was one of the first mechanisms established by the US oil pipeline industry as it embarked on its campaign to improve performance in the late 1990s. PPTS provides the opportunity to focus on th...

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