pipeline safety Tag

August 1, 2018

Quiz: Do you know how pipeline companies manage emergencies?

Pipeline emergencies, such as leaks, are rare in Canada. That’s because CEPA members, the companies operating these pipelines, view safety as their top priority right from the start. Even so, CEPA members are ready to leap into action at the slightest indication of a problem. Keeping communities and employees safe, while protecting our environment are…
March 8, 2018

In case of emergency, industry is ready to respond

Canada is full of natural beauty. It’s incredible when you think about it, the many different experiences you can have from coast to coast to coast. From walking the rocky shores of Peggy’s Cove to trekking BC’s coast or fishing its rivers, Canada’s environment is something that every one of us values. That’s exactly why…
January 29, 2018

CEPA 25th Anniversary Video

25 years ago, leaders of the transmission pipeline industry in Canada came together to form CEPA and create a unified voice for industry. Since then, the association has grown and evolved. To celebrate this milestone, we have created a short video on the history of CEPA and how the industry will continue to deliver the energy…
January 25, 2018

What’s new in 2018? Optimism.

“New years bring new optimism, and we have especially good reasons to be optimistic this New Year.” Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, in her opening remarks to members of Canada’s transmission pipeline industry at CEPA’s Annual Dinner last week, spoke of hope and optimism for 2018 – emphasizing that it is going to be a great…
December 8, 2017

Interfering with pipelines puts the public at risk

Pipelines are safe, complex systems that are a part of the network of critical infrastructure that includes powerlines, airports and roads. Tampering with infrastructure and utilities is extremely dangerous – not only for the person or people causing the damage – but for surrounding communities, the public and the environment as well. When it comes…
August 17, 2017

How a new technology can detect pipeline leaks – in seconds

What can you do in 5 seconds? Hit snooze on your alarm. Tie your shoe. Skip an ad on YouTube. Identify a leak on a pipeline. CEPA members are committed to delivering energy to Canadians in the safest and most responsible way. And as part of that commitment, one CEPA member tested a new technology…
May 17, 2017

Spotlight on technology: New system leaves no pipe unexamined

In the transmission pipeline business, technology never stands still. Operators have teams of researchers and engineers who work tirelessly to make the industry safer for both people and the environment. The goal of all that research and development is zero incidents – but it’s also rewarding when the technological achievements are recognized. Every year, the…
May 10, 2017

UBC’s Pipeline Integrity Institute driving innovative pipeline research and education

A guest post by Dr. Dharma Wijewickreme, Co-Director, Pipeline Integrity Institute, University of British Columbia. The Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a strong contributor to the pipeline sector through our focus on teaching and training future engineers, conducting research to enhance the safety and integrity of pipelines, and…