Rupture-Mitigation Valve Automation

Rupture-Mitigation Valve Automation


Is your pipeline company adequately prepared for the PHMSA Final Rule? The
latest regulations require the installation of rupture-mitigation valves
(RMVs) for onshore gas transmission, Type A gathering lines, and hazardous
liquid lines 6 inches or greater. The rule includes updates to requirements
for valve spacing, operational updates for maintenance and inspection, risk
analysis, and emergency response. EN Automation has extensive pipeline
industry experience, and we are uniquely qualified to assist companies with
RMV compliance and valve automation.

Integrity and safety are critical to pipeline infrastructure and public
safety, and much of this burden falls on operators. EN Automation
understands the importance of establishing RMVs with the proper alarming and
functionality to help operators manage the responsibility of following
regulations in the event of a rupture.

EN Automation’s automation and controls professionals have the expertise
needed to manage a wide range of RMV applications and our portfolio includes
automating over 900 valves for major pipeline companies.



  • System reviews and applicability studies
  • Evaluation of RMV options and alternatives


  • Pipeline and facility design
  • Valve automation
  • Leak detection
  • Communication and SCADA system updates


  • Incorporation of leak detection and RMVs into SCADA
  • Control room integration and implementation
  • Field commissioning and point-to-point verification

Data Analytics:

  • Evaluating ASV/RCV placement location within operating system based on
    flow modeling and GIS locations
  • Support rupture detection analysis
  • Data tracking and trending analysis tools

Processes and Procedures:

  • Annual ERP reviews and field exercises
  • Flow modeling
  • Notification procedures
  • Effectiveness testing
  • OQ updates

ENTRUST Solutions Group is a leading design firm and control systems
integrator with the experience and resources to help our clients manage
every aspect of the rupture-mitigation valve process from applicability
studies to design, software development, SCADA, panel fabrication,
commissioning, and ongoing support.

The primary defense in reacting to a pipeline failure is to isolate the
ruptured line. Valve automation accomplishes this by first detecting, and
then closing valves surrounding the rupture using automatic shutoff valves
(ASV), remote-controlled valves (RCV), or alternate equivalent technology.
Our extensive experience and industry knowledge enable us to help our
clients select the right valve automation solutions with some of the
following considerations:

  • SCADA and gas control capability
  • Communication system reliability
  • Valve system reliability and failure modes
  • Managing multiple events
  • Pipeline network complexity
  • Proximity to major customer loads
  • Proximity to seismic faults

Our engineers have decades of experience working with pipeline and facility
clients, specifically conducting installation of RCVs, ASVs, gas and
electric actuators, and solar power systems at remote and urban locations.
As a CSIA-certified systems integrator, we comply with rigorous industry
standards and apply best practices supporting over 50 automation platforms.
We can help clients determine the best solution for automating RMVs with
customized solutions or turnkey packages.

Partner with us for guidance and support for every aspect of the compliance

ENTRUST Solutions Group
28100 Torch Parkway, Suite 400
Warrenville, Ilpnois 60555 USA
(630) 353-4000


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