The toolbox is a collection of damage prevention shared learnings and practices for onshore, hazardous liquid transmission pipeline operation. The learnings and practices outlined may be utilized by an operator as information to be considered when analyzing, reviewing and/or modifying existing procedures. It is not intended to be utilized as a recommended practice or basis for regulation.
Documents and Examples
The toolbox contains contributions from multiple transmission operators. Each topic is an overview of the industry’s shared learnings and practices and may include forms, reports procedures, correspondence, and other relevant materials. Operator anonymity has been maintained by removing company specific identifiers.
Operator Qualification/Training Qualification/Covered Tasks
The toolbox does not address specific operator qualification requirements, training requirements, or covered tasks. Operator qualification or training qualification for some toolbox topics may be required. Your company’s operator qualification/training program should be consulted to determine what tasks performed are covered tasks and the qualification/training requirements.
Evolution of the Toolbox
The committee of liquids pipeline damage prevention specialists who compiled this toolbox anticipate that it will grow and evolve as additional topics, suggestions, and materials are received. Various topics are currently under development. The update schedule for overall Toolbox has not yet been established.
- Crossing & Encroachment Agreements and Correspondence
- Excavation Monitoring and Observation
- Line Locating and Temporary Marking
- One-Call Notification Screening
- One-Call Notifications Response and Communication
- Operator One-Call Ticket Management Systems
- Pipeline Depth of Cover
- One-Call Quality Assurance
- Line Locating Quality Assurance
- ROW Patrol & Response
- ROW Usage by Landowner
- Unauthorized Activities
Submit to the Toolbox
Please submit your feedback and suggestions on current and future topics as well as additional source documents to DamagePreventionToolbox@api.org