The overarching Standard that applies to the pipeline industry in Australia is AS 2885. This standard was developed by a working group from both industry and government. APIA 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.
AS 2885 relates to 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.
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 APIA cannot directly issue or distribute copies AS 2885 and other pipeline related Standards due to licensing agreements with SAI Global Limited.
The Productivity Commission conducted a review into the relationship between the Australian Government and Standards Australia. In April 2006 APIA made a submission to the PC. The final review can be accessed on the PC’s website.