NEW U.S. PIPELINES REQUIRE SMART PIGS

The U.S. Transportation Department's Research and Special Programs Administration has issued a rule requiring new and replacement pipelines to be built to accommodate the use of smart pigs. RSPA said the rule, published in the Apr. 12 Federal Register and effective May 12, will improve the safety of gas, hazardous liquids, and carbon dioxide pipelines. The agency is drafting another rule spelling out the circumstances under which it will require inspections with smart pigs. The 1992

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