Planes, patients and pipelines: the technology connection

How the pipeline industry compares to other industries or sectors is a question we get asked sometimes. And it’s an important question – particularly when it comes to the safety of our operations.

Pipelines are monitored 24/7 from sophisticated control rooms where controllers closely watch pipelines and facilities to detect anomalies, assess risks and carefully manage any situations that may arise.

But the pipeline industry isn’t the only industry to use monitoring as a key part of their safety efforts – check out the photo collage below to see what we mean.

From health care to aviation to pipelines, each of the industries shown above relies on crucial data from an array of technologies to ensure that they are making informed and thorough decisions to ensure the safety of Canadians.

Air traffic controllers monitor commercial airplanes in flight from the control tower to ensure passengers arrive at their destination safely. Medical professionals use state of the art technology to monitor a patient’s vital information. And controllers closely monitor and carefully manage the flow of oil and gas through pipelines from the control rooms to ensure the energy Canadians need is delivered safely.

Control rooms aren’t the only sophisticated technology used to help monitor and protect pipelines – technology from drones and inline inspection tools, to intelligent data monitoring solutions are essential to ensure the safety of industry too. 

You can learn more about the kinds of technologies used to help keep pipelines operating safety in these posts: