Experts from the industry standardisation section at PTI (The Pipeline Transport Institute) have participated in the 38th plenary meeting of Pipeline Transportation Systems subcommittee of Materials, Equipment and Offshore Structures for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries international standardisation committee (ISO/TC 67/SC 2), part of the International Organisation for Standardisation.
The event took place in Berlin (Germany) on 25–26 April 2018, on the premises of the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN).
The meeting was attended by representatives of nine countries: Russia, Belgium, UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, China, Netherlands and France. Altogether, the subcommittee has 33 participating member countries, including the Russian Federation, represented by Rosstandart (the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology). Apart from that, 8 countries have observing member status.
During the plenary meeting, the members discussed the latest standardising trends in the field of trunk pipeline transportation of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons and international standardisation. Crucial tasks being currently implemented by working groups include developing standards related to pipeline integrity and stray currents in pipeline systems.
The attendees praised the work PTI’s professionals did within the working groups comprising the subcommittee last year as well as their contribution in 2018. The working groups have been harmonizing requirements to flanges, fittings and trunk pipeline offshoots as well as to cathodic protection of pipelines.