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PHMSA Pipeline Safety Research and Development Forum

Research Announcement (RA) # DTPH56-17-RA-00002

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) is now soliciting for new pipeline safety research, white papers on individual projects addressing key pipeline challenges, and cover emerging areas of underground natural gas storage and LNG. The November 2016 Pipeline R&D Forum identified several technical gaps as potential new research projects. These research topics include:

  • Threat Prevention
  • Leak Detection
  • Anomaly Detection / Characterization
  • Underground Natural Gas Storage
  • Liquefied Natural Gas

Researchers should visit to understand more about PHMSA’s pipeline research strategy and performance and visit to review all related current and previous research. The merit review panel will not evaluate any white paper that duplicates current or previous research efforts.
Announcement details including areas of research, white paper requirements and submission, can be found at