I know the users of the AS 2885 Standards would like to have a ‘quick reference guide’, outlining what’s changed in Parts 0/1/6 since the 2012 editions, ready for when they are published n a few weeks.
And even more so, we’d all like a quick reference guide that describes exactly the changes that affect us the most, nothing less, nothing more, and therefore helps us specifically with the issue that actually is in front of you right at that moment.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t exist.
In many cases, we all will have to read it ourselves.
For reference at this point, there are the presentations from the public comment launch in Sydney in July 2017 (was it really that long ago?). They are available from the APGA website, or from me if you email me. However, even those are a little dated, since we had 700 comments on each of Parts 1 and 6, so things have changed a little since public comment.
We are planning an APGA seminar event in Sydney on March 13-14, 2019, and there will be summary documents prepared for that.
And there will be opportunities for training entities to provide update courses, as well as the cost effective method of just ringing up your local neighborhood committee member…
Ok, so, but really, what, you ask, has changed?
In this day and age, you’d think we could easily provide a good summary or ‘track-changes’ comparison document. But I’m finding it’s not that simple, and certainly not easy to read, especially when Part 1/6 have been almost entirely restructured, since Part 6 was born out of Part 1. And so it would be (will be) a lot of work.
It’s easy to say ‘not much has changed, we’ve just improved it’. And, if you’ve been following along with the Public Comment editions, you will have seen the changes. But I know, now that it’s becoming a reality, now it’s time to pay attention.
We’re all like that. Including me.
In the interim, and to whet your appetite, below is the list of Issue Papers that were started (back in 2013-14) for this latest revision of Part 1 and 6. This list is an indication of the topics that were discussed at length during the development of Parts 1 and 6. As mentioned before, most these issue papers remain incomplete for publication; however the work that went into them has manifested itself as now being part of the Standards.
IP01 General + Definitions
IP02 SMS Miscellaneous
IP03 Section 3 Materials
IP04 Section 4 Design General
IP05 Location Classification
IP06 Fracture Control
IP07 Section 5 Pipeline Design
IP08 Prequalified Design
IP09 Pressure Test Design (Section 5.12)
IP10 Section 6 Station Design
IP11 Section 7 Instrumentation and Control
IP12 Section 8 Corrosion
IP13 Section 9 MAOP Uprating
IP14 Section 10 Construction
IP15 Section 11 Inspection and Testing
IP16 Section 12 Commissioning
IP17 Section 13 Documentation
IP18 Road Crossing Design
IP19 Assemblies, Clamps
IP20 Large Diameter Pipelines
IP21 CO2 Pipelines
IP27 Welded Joints
IP28 Damage Resistance
IP31 Management System
IP34 Safety Part Scope
IP39 Scope of SMS
IP40 Risk Calibration
IP41 Risk Communication
IP42 SMS Harmonisation
IP43 Threat Control Effectiveness
IP44 Branch Connections
IP48 Land Stability
IP49 Measurement length for non-methane
IP50 Low Temperature Excursions
IP52 App S Bending
IP54 Discharge Rate Limits
IP55 Slug Catchers
IP56 Acoustically induced vibration
IP58 Frequency Guidelines
IP59 Flange Derating
IP60 High Consequence Risk Assessment
IP61 Low Point Overpressure Design
IP99 App Y Radiation Contours
IP99 App AA Flexible/Fibreglass Pipe
IP99 App New 0.8 Design Factor
IP99 App T Flanged Joints
IP99 App E Procedural EIP
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