Draft for technical regulations on pipelines approved

Draft for technical regulations on pipelines approved

On 14 September 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved the draft for a new technical regulation on pipelines by Decision No 114. Therefore a new technical regulation “On requirements for pipelines for the transport of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons” will be developed.

The regulation does not have a number yet, but the date of the coming into force has already been defined - July 1, 2021.

The technical regulation specifies safety requirements for pipelines for the transport of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons in different phases of the life cycle:

  • engineering
  • construction
  • commissioning, maintenance
  • disposal

Furthermore it defines the procedure of conformity assessment. The compliance with the mandatory safety requirements is checked during:

  • an expertise in design documentation - during the construction
  • the technical supervision and state control - during construction / reconstruction
  • the operation control - during operation
  • the state control of disposal

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