Distribution Operations & Engineering

 

Distribution Integrity Management

 

The purpose of the Distribution Integrity Management Program Interest Group is to build community within its peer group and engage the Interest Group in dialogue to facilitate the exchange of information. This Interest Group is in close contact with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

 

 

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Projects

Distribution Integrity Management Rule - Compliance Framework Document

  • This project was completed in February 2010 and is a joint project with the Northeast Gas Association.
  • Scope:
    • The framework document serves as an outline for distribution companies to build customized distribution integrity management plans that comply with the final rule. The supporting documents, templates and tables have been included in a “user’s guide” that support the framework document.
    • This framework document and user’s guide was developed to provide distribution operators with a document that could be customized to meet the specific needs of large and complex systems as well as smaller systems. Members of the collaborative have operations ranging from those that serve more than 3 million customers and cover multiple states and jurisdictions to those that serve less than 50,000 customers.
  • Twenty SGA member companies and 25 Northeast Gas Association member companies participated in this project.
  • For more information on how to purchase contact Randy Randolph

 

Resources

  • DIMP Discussion Document (Updated: January 19, 2009)
  • DIMP Frequently asked questions
  • DIMP Phase1 Report - Final
  • DIMP Webcast Announcement
  • Federal Register: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • PHMSA - DIMP Website
  • SGA DIMP Blog
  • Texas Final Rule – Coupling and Leak Surveys
    The adopted rules require Texas gas distribution companies to establish a risk-based schedule of increased leak inspections; standardize leak grading and repair time frames; and repair or remove and replace certain compression couplings due to leaks or serviceability.
  • RP 1162 Solution

 

Communications

 

More Information About Committees and Interest Groups

An Interest Group is a database of gas industry professionals interested in a particular subject matter. SGA members may join as many Interest Groups as they prefer. Each Interest Group is managed by a Committee. Learn more about the Committee that manages this Interest Group by downloading their Activity Plan (above). 

Contact Kent Hobart for more information.