Transportation Pipelines, Including ASME B31.4, B31.8, B31.8S, B31G, and B31Q Codes


Transportation pipelines are built for the purpose of transporting a liquid or gaseous commodity from points of production to process facilities, or from points of refinement to storage or end-use customers. They exist as alternatives to other modes of transport, e.g., railroad, trucks, barge, or ship and thus are regarded as transportation systems. Transportation pipelines include gathering lines from production wells to processing or refinement facilities, transmission lines from processors to storage or from storage to distribution systems or industrial customers, and distribution systems e.g., truck terminals for refined fuels, or mains and services for natural gas. Gathering and transmission pipelines may also exist offshore.

37.2ASME B31.4 “Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids”
37.3ASME B31.8 “Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems”
37.4ASME B31.8S “Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines”, Supplement to B31.8
37.5ASME B31G “Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines”
37.6ASME B31Q “Pipeline Personnel Qualification”

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