In 2015, the pipeline industry completed the development of a framework for Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS) designed specifically for pipeline operators. This American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 1173 was developed by pipeline operators, for pipeline operators.

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