All FPS customers must meet the quality specification as set out in their Transportation and Processing Agreement (TPA). An FPS waiver is required when:
- there is an expectation that the customer’s pipeline liquids will not meet their quality specification; or
- when the customer's pipeline liquids have breached their quality specification
Failure to complete and submit a request for an FPS waiver in a timely fashion may, in particular if it causes a safety issue, result in the customers’ production being restricted or shut-in.
FPS customers must not deliver Pipeline Liquids into FPS that do not meet their TPA quality specification unless they have an approved waiver from FPS. INEOS will invoice customers for all costs incurred in assessing FPS waiver requests and in handling the off-specification pipeline liquids.
The below presentation gives an overview of FPS’ contaminant management and waiver process.