Mitigating risk, legal repercussions, and reputation damage
As noted by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)—one of the many collaborators involved in the adoption of this new national standard—the industry is “one bad accident away” from Congress making RP 1173 an industry regulation.
The pipeline company found responsible for the Marshall oil spill—which caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage and cleanup costs—was fined $61 million as part of an overall $177 million settlement.
Deploy the right SMS
Pursuing the industry-wide goal of zero incidents requires a comprehensive, strategic, and systematic effort. That’s what an RP 1173-compliant SMS is designed to do. It will manage the safety of all the complex processes involved in the design, installation, operation, maintenance, and integrity of your pipeline. And it delivers coordinated actions to address multiple dynamic activities and circumstances
Be proactive in your RP 1173 adoption
Adopt RP 1173 for safer operations and risk mitigation
Consolidating your processes into a single platform that streamlines your operations while achieving compliance with rapidly changing market pressures and regulations provides a transformative effect on your bottom line—all while improving safety, reliability, and cost efficiency—and often with an ROI of less than a year.
With its roots in continuous improvement principles, DevonWay Quality Management software delivers process automation that anticipates ongoing change, incorporates evolving knowledge, and is tailored to your unique requirements. Included modules help manage audits and assessments, corrective and preventive actions, documents, equipment calibrations, inspections, and risk—everything you need to proactively and successfully adopt RP 1173.