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Pipeline Research & Development Forum

February 19-20, 2020

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold their next Pipeline R&D Forum on February 19-20, 2020 in Arlington, VA from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. on both days. The forum allows public, government and industry pipeline stakeholders to develop recommendations on the technical gaps and challenges for future research. The national research agenda coming out of these events is aligned with the needs of the pipeline safety mission, makes use of the best available knowledge and expertise, and considers stakeholder perspectives. Specifically, the forum:

  1. Identifies key pipeline technical challenges facing industry and government;
  2. Disseminates information on current research efforts; and
  3. Identifies new research that can help to meet known challenges.

The Pipeline R&D Forum will also provide an opportunity to discuss the potential need for establishing an integrated safety research, development, and testing facility at the Transportation Technology Center located in Pueblo, Colorado. This would create a world class national pipeline safety research facility used to accelerate innovation and bring new safety technologies to market more quickly than is currently possible.

Additional information can be found on PHMSA’s Public Meetings website.