INGAA Foundation Construction Quality Work Group

Pipeline Construction Work Group Scope

  • Enhance the utilization of API 1104 Appendix A by developing clear guidelines and understandable best practices for operators and contractors
  • Identify and resolve the issues between API 5L and 1104 (e.g. dimensional tolerances, mechanical properties, multiple suppliers to a single project) that impact the quality of construction
  • Best practices for the selection and the proper application of field applied coatings will be defined
  • A QMS framework for new pipeline construction will be defined and published in a white paper
  • Construction workers and inspectors need simple but effective training tools to interpret and apply specifications and procedures for field coating and welding. Sample training guidance will be proposed
  • Develop technical guidance for segmenting hot bends and offset weldability