How is a pipeline monitored for potential leaks?

Transmission pipelines use sophisticated monitoring systems and technology to ensure that they are safe. In fact, in 2017 alone Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members invested more than $1.6 billion in continuously monitoring and maintaining their Canadian pipeline systems.

This investment around innovation demonstrates industry’s commitment to zero incidents – no incident is acceptable.

In this week’s Shared Future video blog post, Andrew Greig, Senior Engineer with Trans Mountain, explains how operators monitor pipelines continuously to detect any potential leaks so they can take quick remedial action, if required.

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