GPA Midstream’s Industry Asset and Mechnical Integrity group has three main charges: 1) responsibility for all technical matters concerning midstream Asset Integrity compliance management, including Process Safety Management disciplines for safety and integrity-related principles. 2) providing insight and guidance on a wide range of integrity compliance topics including gas compressor stations, natural gas gathering, treating and processing plants, NGL fractionation, storage, pump stations, and much more. 3) offer key insights on OSHA 1910.119 compliance for PSM facility activities. View the Midstream Industry Asset and Mechanical Integrity Committee Charter.
A typical committee member includes those with applicable job responsibilities and/or expertise (i.e. lab personnel). This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be recommended or assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.
Members have the opportunity to participate in the development, refinement and implementation of the midstream industry’s sampling procedures, specification test methods and analytical methods.
Members can also benefit from insight into midstream, refining and petrochemical industry trends and regulations and also from the opportunity to develop specifications for the midstream industry.
Networking opportunities are abundant with committee involvement, and committee members are able to share information and their own experiences related to sampling and testing procedures. This group also receives extensive exposure to industry standards and methods.
This committee plans to develop and maintains the GPSA Data Book Spreadsheets/Formulas associated with Asset Integrity guidelines.
More documents assigned to this group will be available in the future.
Aside from working with GPA Midstream’s other technical committees, committee members also work with the American Petroleum Institute (API), National Board of Pressure Vessels (NBIC), Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration(PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and others.