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PPTS Advisories

PPTS Advisories (October 2002 - October 2016)

The following link contains the list of advisories published by the API/AOPL Data Mining Team from 2002 to date.

Facilities Piping and Equipment (PPTS Advisory 2016-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has updated the PPTS Operator Advisory (2009-5) that addresses the findings on the releases from facilities piping.

Operator Error Data (PPTS Advisory 2015-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding operator error or other incorrect operation

Reporting Integrity Management Program Activity (PPTS Advisory 2015-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has updated the PPTS Operator Advisory (2004-4) that addresses the IMP activity questions on the Infrastructure Survey form and to provide guidance on answering them correctly, including specific examples.

The INS and OUTS of Corrosion Releases – (PPTS Operator Advisory 2014-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding corrosion releases.

New Findings on Releases from Facilities Piping- (PPTS Operator Advisory 2009-5)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) in collaboration with the Operations and Technical Committee (OTC) have published this advisory regarding the findings on the releases from facilities piping.

Reporting Oil Pipeline Releases in High Consequence Areas- (PPTS Operator Advisory 2009-4)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has reissued this advisory from 2004 addressing how to report HCA releases. It also contains graphics to help visually represent the nuances among questions being asked.

The Role of One-Call Partners- (PPTS Operator Advisory 2009-3)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding the role of one-call partners on third party excavation damage incidents.

Landowner Advisory- (PPTS Operator Advisory 2009-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding the role of landowner/tenant activity on third party damage.

Operator Excavation Damage Incidents - (PPTS Operator Advisory 2009-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding the role of First and Second party damage in excavation Incidents.

Excavation Damage Overview Advisory- (PPTS Advisory 2008-4)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding excavation damage.

Survey on the Use of Root Cause Analysis- (PPTS Advisory 2008-3)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory on spills, releases and their consequences based on the survey "Root Cause Analysis" sent out by the DMT on April 7, 2008.

Operator Error Advisory- (PPTS Operator Advisory 2008-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding operator error or other incorrect operation.

Reporting Release Scenarios outlined by the Committee on Environmental, Health and Safety (CEHS) - (PPTS Operator Advisory 2008-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory to emphasize the need for accurate spil reporting based on the survey "Release Reporting Quiz" sent out by CEHS in November of 2007. Based on the results, there is a good deal of misunderstanding on the reportability of different scenarios. This advisory clarifies what is reportable to PPTS.

Facilities Advisory Asset Coverage (PPTS Advisory 2007-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) has published this advisory regarding assets included in PPTS reporting.

Crude Oil Releases, 1999-2004 (PPTS Advisory 2006-4)

The API/AOPL Performance Excellence Team (PET) has published this PPTS Advisory that highlights crude oil spills reported into the PPTS from 1999 to 2004.

Refined Product Releases Require New Strategies for Continued Improvement (PPTS Advisory 2006-3)

The API/AOPL Performance Excellence Team (PET) has published this PPTS Advisory for Refined Products that covers release performance, including human safety and environmental consequences, the top causes of releases, and significant role of equipment failures and operator error from 1999 to 2004.

Highlights of PPTS Findings, 1999-2004 (PPTS Advisory 2006-2)

The API/AOPL Performance Excellence Team (PET) has published this PPTS Advisory that highlights its PPTS findings from 1999 to 2004.

Industry Performance Data (PPTS Advisory 2006-1)

The API/AOPL Performance Excellence Team (PET) has published this Report to Participants summarizing industry performance metrics using the current PPTS data. The report looks at the PPTS 2002-2004 incidents. This file is password protected, You will be prompted to log into the system when you try to open it. You must be a current PPTS participant to access the information.