environmental protection Tag

April 24, 2013

Pipeline damage prevention: what does dig mean?

Preventing pipeline damage is everyone’s responsibility – and the number one way to do this is by calling before you dig. What do we mean by “dig”? Well, that term can refer to many construction and excavation activities, including: Planting a tree Installing fence posts Fixing or improving an existing ditch, drain tile or fence…
April 17, 2013

You have the power to prevent pipeline damage – call before you dig!

First the bad news: A common cause of pipeline damage is construction and excavation by third parties. In fact, in the past 10 years there were 41 recorded third party damages to CEPA’s member company pipelines; seven of those incidents resulted in a leak or spill. What exactly does that mean? Well, pipelines can experience major damage…
January 9, 2013

Exploring pipeline technology: digital sensors and leak detection

This week we continue our look at some of the cutting-edge technologies potentially available to the pipeline industry to aid in their commitment to pipeline safety and integrity. Researchers at the University of Alberta are currently exploring the potential use of digital sensors for pipeline leak detection. Digital sensors have a more than 11-year history at the university, with sensor…
January 2, 2013

Looking ahead: Western Canada’s first pipeline safety program to launch in 2013

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. With 2013 officially upon us, it’s only natural to look ahead to the year to come. And this year, northern Alberta’s Portage College will launch Western Canada’s first pipeline training centre. Set to fully launch in September 2013 at the college’s Boyle campus,…
December 26, 2012

Test your pipeline knowledge with our holiday crossword!

Here at CEPA we hope you're enjoying a festive holiday season! With quiet holiday afternoons in mind, we created this pipeline themed crossword puzzle to help you pass the time. Hint: if you're stuck, you can find all the answers in our past blog posts. Enjoy! Across icondrawer.com 2) Pipeline __________ are developed to balance our…
December 4, 2012

The inside scoop on pipeline safety and the environment

Pipeline safety is important. In fact, for our member companies nothing’s more important. As an industry, pipeline operators understand that Canadians expect pipelines to operate in a way that protects their safety, and that of the environment. And speaking of pipeline safety and the environment, this week we bring you an inside look at the…
December 4, 2012

Brenda Kenny Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2012 Award

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is proud to announce that Brenda Kenny, president and chief executive officer of CEPA, has won a prestigious 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category.  The Trailblazers and Trendsetter's category recognizes women who are either the first in their field, or have…
November 29, 2012

Exploring pipeline integrity technology: a ball that listens for leaks

This week we continue our look at some of the cutting-edge technologies potentially available to the pipeline industry to aid in their commitment to pipeline safety and integrity. At the recent International Pipeline Conference, we encountered a technology that pipeline operators could use to detect small – possibly even pinhole sized – leaks. It utilizes acoustic…
November 23, 2012

Detector Dogs: sniffing out pipeline leaks!

The pipeline industry takes pipeline integrity very seriously. And as our member companies strive toward a goal of zero leaks, they look to new, cutting-edge technologies to aid their efforts. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring some of the latest leak detection and pipeline integrity technologies - starting this week with a look…
November 13, 2012

The pipeline integrity story in numbers

Over the past few months we’ve taken you through the details that make pipelines an exceptionally safe and efficient means of transporting crude oil and natural gas over land. We’ve explained how the pipeline industry’s thorough regulation ensures that the energy needs of Canadians are balanced with the protection of the environment, and guarantees that…