ISO action plan proposes Standards to combat oil spill disasters
Issue 29 – July 2011
ISO has developed an action plan on international Standards that could help the oil and gas industry prevent or mitigate disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and the Montara oil spill off the coast of Western Australia in 2009. Drawing on the lessons learned from the two disasters, the plan provides an inventory of relevant Standards that are already available and proposes a programme to develop new Standards or improve existing ones.
DRAFT STANDARDS FOR COMMENT
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DZ4645 AS/NZS 4645.1:2008 Gas distribution networks – Part 1: Network management Amendment A (New Zealand-only)
This New Zealand-only amendment provides additional requirements for the safe management of gas distribution networks in New Zealand in the form of a new appendix. Appendix O has been developed to assist the New Zealand gas distribution sector to use AS/NZS 4645 for a gas distribution network operating at a Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) of up to 1965 kPa. The amendment includes a section on uprating of networks which was omitted from the original document. It also identifies that in New Zealand there are specific regulations and Standards that the New Zealand industry is required to comply with. The operating pressure limitation for networks constructed using polyethylene (PE) 100 material has been reviewed and is able to be increased in line with international experience.
Public comment on this draft Amendment closes on 8 July 2011
DZ 5255/V5.1 Safety verification of existing gas installations
STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Gas appliance safety
Project Manager: Hagen Kerr
Estimated publication date: June 2011
Comments: NZS 5262 is to be renumbered and renamed as NZS 5266 Safety of gas appliances. Both NZS 5266 and NZS/AS 3645 Essential requirements for gas equipment are being prepared for committee postal ballot and publication.
Safety verification of existing gas installations