Digital & Technology Services

MAOP Validation Tool

Increase certainty in pipeline safety & regulatory compliance with our MAOP Validation Tool

To enhance the safety and reliability of the nation’s pipeline assets, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) implemented guidance for the validation of pipeline maximum operating pressure (MOP) and maximum-allowable operating pressure (MAOP). Records analysis and field investigation drive this guidance.

As part of Audubon’s suite of pipeline software and integrity management solutions, we offer our data-driven MAOP Validation Tool to help operators achieve regulatory compliance and increase the certainty that pipelines are working within their designed safe operating envelope.

This highly flexible, comprehensive, and accurate tool enables you to validate MOP and MAOP on virtual assets in line with your strategic digital transformation initiatives. The tool also serves as a place of record for pressure tests and component pressure documentation. Further, the tool is fully compliant with 49 CFR Part 192, Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline, and 49 CFR Part 195, Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline.

Key benefits

  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved certainty
  • Minimized risk
  • Operational flexibility

Advanced features & functions

  • Determination of MOP, MAOP, or both
  • Place of record for contributing data
  • Robust database, including the ability to build pipeline features lists (PFLs)
  • Traceable, verifiable, & complete (TVC) data
  • Interoperability across all Esri products
  • Data support tools & available consultation


  • Utilization of legacy data migration through FME & PDF scrapers
  • Built-in ArcGIS Online; works with all Esri data types

Technical specifications

  • Esri ArcGIS—ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, or ArcGIS Online