PHMSA is holding a workshop on the integrity assessment of cased pipe at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD on April 28, 2010. The workshop will be for pipeline operators, trade associations and the public to address ideas and concerns with using External Corrosion Direct Assessment integrity evaluation methods and use of other technologies to assess pipelines in casings located within high consequence areas (HCAs). This workshop will include:
- Briefing on the Guidelines for Integrity Assessment of Cased Pipe.
- Briefing on FAQs.
- Comments from Stakeholders.
- Question and Answer Forum.
PHMSA held a workshop to address technical challenges in
conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) on cased pipe in July
2008. Following the workshop, PHMSA worked with a group of state regulators,
representatives from industry, trade associations, and other stakeholders to
develop “Guidelines for Integrity Assessment of Cased Pipe in Gas
Transmission Pipelines.” These guidelines are intended to assist pipeline
operators in complying with 49 CFR 192, Subpart O for cased pipe in HCAs.
The workshop is free and will not be webcast. Hotel reservations under the “U.S. Department of Transportation” room block for the night of April 27, 2010, can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 1-800-325-3535. A daily base rate of $161.00 is available for the night of April 27, 2010. For this rate, room reservations must be made by April 13, 2010. Additional information is available on the meeting website.