[Infographic] The evolution of pipeline testing technology

It’s Canada Day – a time to remember our past and celebrate what makes this country great.

Innovative and progressive thinking has helped Canada become one of the best places in the world to live. We’ve built bridges and highways to connect us geographically, and we continue to find ways to connect socially by embracing the strength of our diversity.

As Canada has advanced, so has pipeline safety. In response to new requirements and emerging technologies, many innovations have been used over the past six decades to improve the way energy is moved across the country. Today, we’re going to explore technologies that help ensure pipelines are safe before they’re placed into use. Here’s a look at the evolution of non-destructive testing of pipeline welds.

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Infographic: Pipeline weld testing technology

Learn more about some of the advanced technologies being used right now to keep Canadian pipelines safe.


The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 115,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2013, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.