• A template for a written DIMP plan, which is filled out with user-specific information over the course of using SHRIMP;
  • PHMSA Distribution Annual Report data preloaded into the program, so once the user selects his/her system from a pick list of utilities in the PHMSA database, the program already knows about the user’s materials of construction and leaks repaired by cause. Users can edit this data or enter from scratch, if not found (as will be the case with master meter systems, which do not file annual reports);
  • A question and answer threat assessment process including:
    • Questions that ask for specific construction, inspection and maintenance history (e.g.“knowledge of the infrastructure”) to assess each of the eight threats required by the DIMP rule,Questions that ask for information to help the user decide if subdividing the system for any threat is advisable and
    • Questions to help SHRIMP recommend one or more Additional/Accelerated Actions to address one or more threats;
  • A mathematical risk ranking model to rank threats according to the relative risk;
  • An opportunity for users to revise the risk rankings, while entering the justification for each change, with the explanation incorporated into the final written DIMP plan;
  • A list of possible Additional/Accelerated Actions (“A/A Actions”) the user may choose to address each threat. SHRIMP may recommend one or more A/A Actions and/or eliminate some from the possible choices based on the answers provided by the user in the previous steps. The user can enter his/her own AA Actions if the utility wishes to address a threat through an A/A Action not listed in SHRIMP;
  • A list of possible performance measures the user may choose from to evaluate the effectiveness of the DIMP program in controlling each identified threat. SHRIMP may recommend one or more performance measures and/or eliminate some from the possible choices based on the A/A Actions selected by the user. The user can also enter his/her own performance measure. The 7 performance measures required by the rule are written into all DIMP plans generated by SHRIMP;
  • Includes all mandatory items, such as leak management, excess flow valve installation, recordkeeping, periodic evaluation, improvement and more;

SHRIMP then generates a written DIMP plan customized based on the information entered by the user and the selections made by the user during the SHRIMP process.