The annual report is especially important because it will be used, based on a requirement in the 2012 pipeline safety bill, by PHMSA and Congress to determine: 1) whether to expand the integrity management program beyond high consequence areas (HCAs), 2) whether to test previously untested gas transmission pipelines located in HCAs and operating at pressure greater than 30% of specified minimum yield strength, 3) whether to require inline inspection.
What does HCA stand for?
HCA stands for High Consequence Area (oil and gas pipeline industry)
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- Heidelberg Center for American Studies (University of Heidelberg; Germany)
- Held by Civil Authorities (US Navy)
- Helideck Certification Agency (UK)
- Helsinki Citizens' Assembly (Turkey; also seen as HYD)
- Helvetica Chimica Acta (Wiley chemistry publication)
- Henkel Consumer Adhesives (various locations)
- Hermit Crab Association (est. 2001)
- Heterocyclic Amine
- Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (statistics)
- Hierarchical Constraint Automata (computer programming)
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For example, the bill will allow PHMSA to require integrity management processes outside of High Consequence Areas (HCAs).
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Currently, gas operators with pipelines in High Consequence Areas (HCAs) are struggling with how to best respond to pipeline integrity inspection requirements where the carrier pipe passes through a casing.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The most controversial issue is a provision in one of the House bills and the Senate bill which would allow the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to expand integrity management requirements outside high consequence areas (HCAs), without congressional approval.