DOT mandates API document for leak detection

Don Scott Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Edmonton A manifold array along a segment of Enbridge Pipelines' system is one of areas modeled in the company's CPM system. (Photograph from Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Edmonton; copyright Merle Prosofsky Photography Ltd., Edmonton) Beginning July 6, 1999, all operators of U.S. hazardous liquids pipelines engaged in pipeline leak detection known as "computational pipeline monitoring" (CPM) must use, by reference and with other information, the document API 1130. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety (DOT-OPS) on July 6, 1998, adopted this document into 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 195, th...

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