API released the third edition of API RP 1160: Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines. The third edition of RP 1160 incorporates recent industry experiences surrounding pipeline mechanics, while embracing a proactive approach to pipeline safety management. This standard will assist pipeline operators in building safe, contemporary, and comprehensive integrity management systems
RP 1160 also provides a process for establishing safe pipeline operations, including assessments of potential risks and the establishment of systems to safely and effectively manage day-to-day operations. The document contains references to leading industry publications, such as pipeline leak detection (API RP 1175), assessment and management of cracking in pipelines (API RP 1176), integrity data management and integration (API RP 1178), and hydrotechnical hazards for pipelines located onshore or within coastal areas (API RP 1133).