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Heath and Associates Selected by APGA SIF to Review and Enhance SHRIMP

Mr. E. Scott Heath, President and CEO, is proud to announce that Heath and Associates, Inc. has been awarded a contract from the American Public Gas Association (APGA) Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF) to conduct a detailed review and upgrade to the APGA SIF SHRIMP distribution integrity management tool. Heath and Associates was the original technical consultant to SIF when SHRIMP was developed in 2007.

Heath and Associates has assisted many distribution systems with developing their Distribution Integrity Management Programs and has held workshops to guide operators in DIMP plan development over the past 15 years. Heath and Associates is extremely familiar with using SHRIMP as a tool to create Distribution Integrity Management Plans.

Heath and Associates has been a leader in the field of pipeline safety and regulatory compliance for natural gas transmission and distribution systems since 1970. Heath and Associates has a long history of assisting operators with the development of other regulatory compliance programs such as Operation and Maintenance Plans, Operator Qualification Plans, and Public Awareness Plans.

Heath and Associates is honored to be selected to provide guidance to the SIF for the enhancement of the SHRIMP tool. Heath and Associates ( is an engineering and management consulting firm that has extensive experience in engineering, operations consulting, and regulatory compliance.


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