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Excavation Damage Prevention Toolbox

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) launched the Excavation Damage Prevention (DP) Toolbox on Wednesday, October 9th during their Damage Prevention Workshop in Houston, TX. The toolbox was compiled by a team of liquids pipeline damage prevention specialists who shared numerous damage prevention practices across more than a dozen different topics. The DP Toolbox is expected to continue to grow and evolve as additional topics, suggestions, and materials are received. Realizing that there is no “one size fits all” answer to Damage Prevention, the DP Toolbox provides a wide variety of practices, forms, and procedures, that pipeline operators may chose to adopt or modify as appropriate to their particular situation.

The DP Toolbox is being made publicly available in hopes that all interested parties can learn from, and contribute to, these materials. Click here for the toolbox. To submit to the toolbox, please email submissions and feedback to