environmental protection Tag

May 6, 2015

6 pipeline technologies you’ll want to know about

This is the final post in CEPA’s “pipeline innovations” blog series. How long has pipeline technology been evolving? Well, the first recorded use of pipelines to transport hydrocarbons was in China around 500 BC. Those pipelines were made of bamboo. Fast forward 2,515 years to modern day Canada. Pipelines are now made from high-quality steel…
April 22, 2015

Pipeline industry acknowledges federal budget’s continued support for responsible resource development

CALGARY, AB – 22 APRIL 2015 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) acknowledges the release of the federal budget containing measures which continue to reinforce the need for continued capacity for safety oversight and environmental protection by the National Energy Board (NEB) and ongoing funding for the Major Projects Management Office (MPMO). “CEPA and…
April 15, 2015

The truth about tiny pipeline leaks

This is the fifth post in CEPA’s “pipeline innovations” blog series. Canadians are often concerned about tiny pipeline leaks underground. How can companies detect them before they damage the environment or public safety? “If a leak develops, it can be detected faster than it used to be and smaller than they used to be detectable,”…
April 7, 2015

Young people of pipelines: The West Coast perspective

Jeremy Groves en route to a field inspection for a pipeline project. What does the future of Canada’s pipeline industry look like? Well, it looks a lot like this guy. Meet Jeremy Groves. He may be in the air in this picture, but as a geotechnical engineer in Vancouver, the 28 year old spends most…
March 31, 2015

Pipeline Big Brother? 4 ways technology helps companies ‘see’ underground

This is the fourth post in CEPA’s “pipeline innovations” blog series.   How do companies know what’s happening with pipelines when they’re buried underground? Well, pipeline companies basically play Big Brother. Pipelines are monitored 24-7 from control rooms, and thanks to technology, control room technicians are able to understand and respond to what’s happening underground from…
March 17, 2015

What a young Ontarian thinks about Canada’s pipelines

Selyn Holmes is like a lot of Canadian 20-somethings. She likes to run, hit up CrossFit classes, travel, watch World Junior hockey and spend time with family and friends. And, like many Canadians her age, she has opinions about pipelines. Selyn Holmes (second from left) with her family at a World Junior hockey championship in…
March 11, 2015

Pipeline innovations: Protecting pipelines in order to protect Canadians

This is the second post in CEPA’s “Pipeline innovations” blog series, which explores technologies and innovations that are helping pipeline companies continuously improve safety and environmental protection. Ever wondered how a ship’s hull withstands corrosion when it’s always in water? The hull is covered with a coating that’s chemically designed to protect against the elements. Similarly,…
March 4, 2015

Mother Nature unpredictable? Pipeline technology is trying to change that

This is the first post in CEPA’s “Pipeline innovations” blog series. The series explores technologies and innovations that are helping pipeline companies continuously improve safety and environmental protection. Have you heard of the term “act of God”? Basically, it refers to natural forces that humans cannot predict. Technology is setting the bar for “act of…