Feel free to learn more about pipeline recommended practices, standards and technical reports by reviewing the fact sheets below. Standards enhance the safety of industry operations, assure quality, help keep costs down, reduce waste, and minimize confusion. View a list of API pipeline-related safety standards or learn more information about acquiring standards here.

API RP 1160: Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

API Recommended Practice 1160 provides a process within a management system framework for operators to assess potential risks and make day-to-day decisions. Through effective integrity management, pipeline operators can significantly reduce the likelihood of an incident and adverse effects on the public, employees, and the environment.

Download the API RP 1160 fact sheet.

API RP 1181: Pipeline Operational Status Determination

API RP 1181 provides guidance for operations, inspection, and maintenance activities based on the operational status of a pipeline – pre-commissioned, active, idled, or abandoned. RP 1181 helps pipeline operators effectively allocate resources and make critical decisions regarding the management of potential safety or environmental risks by clearly outlining recommendations for each category.

Download the API RP 1181 fact sheet.