The overarching Standard that applies to the pipeline industry in Australia is AS 2885 which relates to the design, construction, testing, operations and maintenance of gas and petroleum pipelines that operate at pressures in excess of 1050kpa. The many other standards used by the pipeline industry are referred to in AS 2885 as the principal document.
AS 2885 was developed by a working group from both industry and government. APGA and its members continue to actively participate in the design, review and development of the national Standard for gas and liquid petroleum high-pressure pipelines by participating as members and associates on Standards Australia development committees.
The ME-038 Committee is responsible for standardisation in the field of gas and liquid petroleum pipelines. Many members of the committee are also members of APGA. The table below lists the status of the several part of AS 2885 and some other standards of interest Committee chair Susan Jaques is happy to answer your questions on AS 2885.
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Standards in the ME‐038 suite of standards are generally considered for revision every five years.
|Status – April 2018||Public Comment Draft Status|
|AS 2885 Pipelines – Gas and Liquid Petroleum|
|AS 2885.0 ‐ 2008||General Requirements||With Standards Australia for editing||Expected in May|
|AS 2885.1 ‐ 2012||Design and construction||With Standards Australia for editing||Second public comment version expected late May|
|AS 2885.2 ‐ 2016||Welding||With Standards Australia for editing||Expected in June|
|AS 2885.3 ‐ 2012||Operations and maintenance||With the subcommittee for revision||Expected July/August|
|AS 2885.4 – 2010||Submarine Pipeline Systems||Published 2016|
|AS 2885.5 – 2012||Field Pressure Testing||Revision committed formed||Expected 2019|
|AS 2885.6 – 0000||Safety Management Studies||With Standards Australia for editing||Second public comment version available late May|
|Other Standards published by ME‐038|
|AS 4822 ‐ 2008||External field joint coatings for steel pipelines||Publication imminent|
|AS/NZS 1518 ‐ 2002||External extruded high‐density‐ polyethylene coating system for pipes||On hold / to be withdrawn / no action currently proposed||N/A|
|AS/NZS 3862 ‐ 2002||Dual layer FBE||Revision under way||Possibly late 2018|
|AS 1330 ‐ 2004||Metallic materials – drop weight tear test for ferritic steels||ME‐038 has proposed (internally) to adopt this Standard into ME‐038. No approach has yet been made to MT‐006, as it is currently dormant. Seeking assistance from Standards.|
|AS 2207 ‐ 2007||Non‐destructive testing ‐ Ultrasonic testing of fusion welded joints in carbon and low alloy steel||An interested party from Western Australia has requested an update to this Standard. APGA is a nominating organisation to MT‐007 and so has been contacted for support for the revision. This has been provided, and a nominee to the committee will be appointed once the committee is convened.|
|Other Standards of Interest|
|AS 4645||Gas Distribution||Published|
|AS 4564||Gas Specification||Committee expected to be formed|
Standards Australia is the peak non-government body responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of industry standards in Australia, such as AS 2885.
Please note APGA cannot directly issue or distribute copies AS 2885 and other pipeline related Standards due to licensing agreements with SAI Global Limited.