ASME B31.8S (2004)

Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines

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Annotation and contents

This ASME Standard covers on-shore, gas pipeline systems constructed with ferrous materials, including pipe, valves, appurtenances attached to pipe, compressor units, metering stations, regulator stations, delivery stations, holders and fabricated assemblies. Its principles, processes and approaches apply to the entire system for all pipeline systems.


ASME B31.8S is specifically designed to provide the operator with the information necessary to develop and implement an effective integrity management program utilizing proven industry practices and processes. Effective system management can decrease repair and replacement costs, prevent malfunctions, and minimize system downtime.


Intended for: Gas pipeline owners/operators; pipeline operation and maintenance management and engineering departments; federal, state, and local regulatory bodies; and all groups responsible for gas pipeline system integrity.