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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Natural and Other Gas and Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline; Repair or Removal of Girth Weld Defects

48-fr-48669.pdf (1.16 MB)

These amendments change the pipeline construction requirements of Parts 192 and 195 by modifying the present regulations on the repair or removal of defective girth welds utilizing performance standards for weld
repair. The revised requirements permit the more cost effective repair of a weld crack as well as the repair of any weld defect in a previously repaired area provided that qualified weld repair procedures are followed. The procedures must assure that the soundness and mechanical properties of a repaired weld will be equal to an acceptable original weld.

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Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2018