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PPTS Advisories Archive

Facilities Piping & Equipment: Focus on Items Involved and Causes (PPTS Advisory 2005-4)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory that focuses on facilities and their incidents. The advisory discusses incidents occurring on "pump/meter station; terminal/tank farm piping & equipment, including sumps" over the 1999-2003 period.

Overview of Incidents Occurring on Facilities Piping and Equipment (PPTS Advisory 2005-3)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory as an adjunct to advisory 2005-4. This advisory gives an overview of facilities releases, their size characteristics, commodities involved and environmental and safety consequences.

HVLs: Handle With Care (PPTS Advisory 2005-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory to present the unique challenges High Volatile Liquids (HVL) pose to the pipeline industry.

Environmental Impacts of Crude and Refined Product Pipeline Releases (PPTS Advisory 2005-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory to review the environmental impacts and corrective actions taken based on a review of crude and refined product long form (5 barrels or more, or involving a death, injury, fire or explosion) releases from 2000-2003.

Reporting Integrity Management Program Activity (PPTS Advisory 2004-4)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory to address the IMP activity questions on the Infrastructure Survey form and to provide guidance on answering them correctly, including specific examples.

The Pipeline Performance Tracking System: Committed to Reliability and Performance (PPTS Advisory 2004-3)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this PPTS Operator Advisory to show how data is collected and analyzed as part of the industry commitment to the reliable delivery of crude oil and petroleum products to their customers and to American consumers.

Industry Performance Data (PPTS Advisory 2004-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this Report to Participants summarizing industry performance metrics using the current PPTS data. The report looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 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.

Reporting PPTS Releases in High Consequence Areas (PPTS Advisory 2004-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding reporting releases to HCAs. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Industrial / Commercial Damaging Parties (PPTS Advisory 2003-10)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding the Third Party Damage impact of Industrial / Commercial parties. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Landowner Activity Impact on Third Party Damage (PPTS Advisory 2003-9)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory for the reader about the potential impact of Landowner activities. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

General Overview of Third Party Damage (PPTS Advisory 2003-8)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory giving the reader an overview of Third Party Damage. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Operator Error (PPTS Advisory 2003-7)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory giving the reader an expanded view of operator error. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

PPTS Reporting Practices (PPTS Advisory 2003-6)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory to inform the operators on reporting practices that would help with the quality of the PPTS data. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Facilities Piping and Equipment (PPTS Advisory 2003-5)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding facilities piping and equipment. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Public Safety (PPTS Advisory 2003-4)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding the impact of pipeline incidents on public safety. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Internal Corrosion and Crude Oil (PPTS Advisory 2003-3)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding internal corrosion in Crude Oil systems. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.

Integrating ILI Use and Lessons (PPTS Advisory 2003-2)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding ILI use and limitations.

Corrosion: Just the Facts (PPTS Advisory 2003-1)

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team has published this advisory regarding corrosion. The advisory looks at the PPTS 1999-2001 incidents.