CSA Z662-15: Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems Provides Authoritative Safety Guidelines for Kaohsiung's New Pipeline Standard for Industrial and Urban Safety

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development, testing and certification services announced that Taiwan Kaohsiung Economy Development Bureau referenced CSA Group's standard on Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems (CSA Z662) in its new Kaohsiung City Pipeline Management Standard. The standard adopted international safety guidelines to regulate the operation of urban underground pipeline systems, to help manage the safety and security of pipeline systems in Kaohsiung.

CSA Group has almost 50 years of experience developing standards for the oil and Gas industry. As part of the CSA Group standards development process, standards are updated at minimum every five years by expert technical committees. This is the seventh edition of CSA Z662, Canada's primary standard for conditions typically encountered in a wide array of environments that make up the oil and gas industry. The new version has added and expanded sections that focus on loss management systems, integrity management programs and engineering assessment processes.

In Canada, a thorough understanding of the requirements of CSA Z662 is an important element in the safe design, construction and maintenance of pipeline systems throughout the country. CSA Z662 is referenced in legislation by provinces, territories and the federal government making it a critical component for industry professionals to understand and apply this standard to help improve safety, reduce risk and boost productivity in the field. The 2015 edition includes expert commentary directly in the standard document, making it a comprehensive resource when working on pipeline projects.

With the announcement by Taiwan Kaohsiung Economy Development Bureau, all pipeline operators in Kaohsiung must comply with the new standard. The CSA Group Taiwan Office is inviting all pipeline operators to a dedicated symposium, offering the opportunity for anyone involved in the construction and maintenance of pipeline systems to interact with local CSA Group experts who will assist them in understanding the requirements of CSA Z662.

CSA Group will introduce its decades of experience in the development of pipeline management standards and provide certification services to local pipeline operators in Kaohsiung and throughout Taiwan. Through early engagement in pipeline components' design and certification, CSA Group offers one-stop technical guidance to help improve the overall pipeline system safety and security, and assist in eliminating or reducing the risks of potential incidents. 

For more information about CSA Z662, please visit http://shop.csa.ca.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: hazardous locations & industrial equipment, transportation, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. For more information on CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE Canadian Standards Association

For further information: CSA Group Media Contact, Pino Chen, 86-21-54261199-822, pino.chen@csagroup.org; CSA Group Taiwan Contact, Frances Hung, (02)2901-5123, csataiwan@csagroup.org

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