How do pipeline companies detect a sudden drop in pressure?

No pipeline incident is acceptable; that’s why CEPA members strive for a goal of zero incidents. For that reason, Canada’s 117,800 kilometres of transmission pipelines are monitored around the clock using advanced computer monitoring systems to ensure their continued safe operation.

Innovative technologies and comprehensive training allow operators to detect any pressure changes and other early warning signals that could require immediate action.

In this week’s Shared Future video blog post, Vincente Godoy, Intermediate Engineer with Trans Mountain, gives an overview of the technologies operators use to monitor pipelines.

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