HCA Validation Optimizes Pipeline Integrity - July 2005

HCAs are only as accurate as their resource data, which come from myriad sources with differing standards of quality assurance. API 1160 and USDOT workshops have provided guidance regarding the validation of could affect HCAs. As integrity risk analysis evolves, operators are taking this into consideration when investing resources to further data collection, manage change, and reassess risk. This paper offers successful methods of verifying the accuracy of HCAs and recounts real-life examples of the benefits.

Assessing Could Affect HCAs with GIS - July 2002

This paper explains how HCAs are identified and how operators can use the resource data behind HCAs to cost effectively facilitate compliance with pipeline integrity management rules and improve communication and decisions about could affect HCAs from the planning department to the emergency response team.