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Pipeline Incident Database

The APGA Pipeline Operators Group Pipeline Incident Database is used to record all near miss and incident (damage) events of pipelines designed and constructed in accordance with the scope of AS 2885.1 (and superseded Standards) and operated and maintained in accordance with AS 2885.3 in Australia and New Zealand.  Entering these events into the database is an important condition of membership of the Pipeline Operators Group.

A near miss event is a non-authorised third-party activity which does not damage the pipeline including:
  1. AS 2885.3 Clause 7.5.3(b) – Land disturbance activities deeper than 300mm, such as deep ripping and the installation of drainage systems within the pipeline easement, or where no easement exists 3 metres each side of the pipeline. This would include excavation, augering and boring activities. 
  2. Seismic exploration activity and use of explosives in the vicinity of the pipeline. See AS 2885.3 Clauses 7.5.3(c) and 7.5.48.
A damage event is:
  1. Any damage to the coating or pipe caused by mechanical equipment or any other means. 
  2. Any defect which causes the MAOP to be de-rated, where product leaks (not including minor leaks at flanges), where mechanical reinforcement (e.g. reinforcing sleeves or clock spring, etc.) is required to repair the defect to prevent a change of the MAOP OR where a section of pipe is cut out and replaced.

Please input your new damage event or near miss information into the database.


Important information about adding to the database

Event entry to the POG Incident Database via the Mipela X-info WebConnect has a timeout feature.  The time allowed for data entry is 30 minutes. Mipela has an outstanding enhancement requested in April 2020 to add a warning message of imminent timeout however this is not expected to be implemented until early in 2024. As you may need to gather information from a number of different sources, it is suggested that you use the appropriate event data preparation form to ensure you have compiled all the required information before adding it to the database via the link above. If you are unfamiliar with the incident reporting process, the general information pdf in the Resources section below will assist.






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