Improving Quality Management Systems (QMS) for Pipeline Construction Activities

Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc. (DNV GL) developed a Quality Management System (QMS) framework for pipeline construction activities and an accompanying guidance document. The framework and guidance document are intended to assist pipeline operating companies and contractors in the development and implementation of a company-specific QMS for pipeline construction. The framework adopts a risk-based, process approach, as defined in other QMS and management system documents, and is designed to be scalable for a wide range of pipeline construction projects, including liquid and gas transmission pipelines and gas distribution lines. It should be noted that while gathering lines were considered outside of the scope of this document, the principles herein could be applied to develop a QMS for gathering lines. The QMS framework (Appendix A) and guidance document (Appendix B) are intended to be used either as a stand-alone management system or as the quality component in a company’s corporate management system. The framework includes the general management system components, as well as specific sections on implementation of a QMS for a pipeline construction project, from materials procurement and inspection through pre-commissioning.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 176p

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  • Accession Number: 01638915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OAPUS314MJRU (PP087506), Rev. 3
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2017 9:00AM