The DevonWay system, which fully supports the safety improvement suggestions listed in NTSB/API Recommended Practice 1173, will provide greater levels of engagement, transparency, and oversight
DevonWay, a leading provider of quality, safety, and work management solutions to the Energy industry, recently went live with over 10,000 users at one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States.
The customer recognized the need to upgrade its existing safety management system following certain reliability events. The DevonWay system, which fully supports the safety improvement suggestions listed in NTSB/API Recommended Practice 1173, will provide greater levels of engagement, transparency, and oversight.
As of today, RP 1173 is not a regulation that carries fines, but pipeline operators are strongly urged to comply with it. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – one of the many collaborators involved in this new standard – noted that the industry is “one bad accident away” from Congress making RP 1173 an official regulation.
“Having a Safety Management System consistent with RP 1173 is an effective way to bring incidents down to zero, which is ultimately what the industry’s shared goal is,” said Chris Moustakas, President and CEO of DevonWay. “We’re thrilled to be part of any initiative that improves the safety and reliability of our energy network.”
Source: Company Press Release