pipeline innovations Tag

August 5, 2015

Developing pipeline technology: The challenge and the solution 

This is the first post in a two part blog series about the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative. Did you know Canada has the second highest number of pipeline researchers in the world? With that kind of brainpower, Canada has the ability to lead the globe in pipeline technology development. But how do we turn all…
July 1, 2015

[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…
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 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,”…
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 24, 2015

Preventing leaks is important, but what about pipeline safety for workers?

This is the third post in CEPA’s “pipeline innovations” blog series.  In our pipeline innovations blog series, we’ve been talking about technologies that make pipelines safer for the environment and for communities. But what about protecting the people who build Canada’s critical pipeline infrastructure? That’s where innovations like load moment indicators (LMIs) come in. The…
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…