2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipeline in the United States- almost half of which is more than 50 years old. Pipeline failure can result in human injuries or fatalities, environmental damage, financial loss and reputational setback.
How can an oil and gas transportation company maintain the integrity of its pipeline? Read this and other useful information at Antea Group’s blog.
Learn more about why TransCanada is digging up and inspecting new pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma
When TransCanada asserts that Keystone XL and the Gulf Coast Pipeline will be the safest pipelines ever built, we are not simply tossing out a convenient slogan.
From the selection and testing of the steel at the pipe mill to the ongoing testing and inspection of the pipe during and after construction and then over the life of the pipeline, TransCanada’s care and scrutiny is designed to make sure the pipeline performs as promised. Our commitment to customers, public safety and the environment demands nothing less.
For Barry Callele, Director of Pipeline Control Systems and Leak Detection for Liquids Pipelines, improving our leak detection capabilities has been a top priority. “We took immediate steps after the Marshall incident to improve processes and training for those providing analyst services to the control center operators and we have since developed strategies that will propel us to an industry leading capability in the near future. There are a number of aspects to the plan, but the key areas of focus include targeted instrumentation improvements across all our pipeline systems, improvement
Safely transporting liquid hydrocarbons is Enbridge’s core business and we are committed to continuous improvements to ensure the reliability and integrity of the pipeline systems and the systems and technologies used to detect leaks.
Enbridge operates the world’s largest liquids pipeline system—a complex, 25,000-kilometre (15,000-mile) infrastructure that criss-crosses the North American continent and that, over the past decade, has delivered almost 12 billion barrels of crude oil with a safe delivery record of better than 99.999 per cent.
But that record is not good enough for us. We’re striving for 100 per cent, and to help us reach that goal continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the years in a branch of technology known as pipeline integrity management and maintenance.