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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Liquids by Pipeline; Bending limitations

38-fr-14969.pdf (512.74 KB)

The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is considering amending the pipeline safety regulations set forth in part 192 for gas pipelines and part 195 for liquid pipelines to provide more realistic pipe bending limitations and to make the standards in this regard for gas and liquid pipelines consistent insofar as practicable. The need for revised standards in connection with bending limitations has become evident with the development of the internal bending mandrel and recent industry use of reels on barges.

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Last updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2018