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Fiber Optic Sensing Association Praises PHMSA Pipeline Rulemaking

WASHINGTON DC, October 2, 2019 - The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing, today praised the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for its October 1 issuance of three significant pipeline safety regulations. The rules address congressional mandates dating back to 2011.

“PHMSA deserves praise for taking significant steps toward enhancing the safety of pipelines, including extending leak detection requirements. The new regulations strengthen gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline safety by raising the bar on federal pipeline safety standards. Industry also benefits from improved regulatory certainty,” said JJ Williams, FOSA Chairman.

FOSA is a non-profit organization created in Washington DC in 2017 with the mission of educating industry, government and the public on the benefits of fiber optic sensing. Through webinars, videos, white papers, public presentations and public policy advocacy, the organization provides information on the use of fiber optic sensing to secure critical facilities, enhance public safety and protect the environment.

FOSA Members include AP Sensing, Aselsan, Asymmetric Technologies, Corning, Ditch Witch, Dura-Line, FiOPS, Fotech Solutions, Frauscher Sensor Technology USA, Hifi Engineering, NEC, Network Integrity Systems, NKT Photonics, OFS, Omnisens, OptaSense, OZ Optics, Prysmian Group, Schlumberger, Skyview Construction and Smartpipe Technologies. For further information, please visit the FOSA website.

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