With spring now well underway, and with rain in the forecast, it’s time to once again start thinking about pipeline water crossings.
In recent years, there have been several high-profile pipeline releases that have impacted water bodies. These events can have a significant effect on public safety and the environment, as well as impacting a company’s image, and potentially coming along with considerable financial or regulatory implications. So, it's important to have a plan in place to manage this critical infrastructure.
However, implementing a successful program can be a challenge. With over 314,000 pipeline water crossings in Western Canada, simply identifying your water crossing inventory may not be a simple task. And, once you have the list of crossings, how can you properly prioritize and manage it in the most efficient way?
In this e-book by GDM Pipelines and Explore, we outline a 4-step process for best practices that include identifying pipeline water crossings, designing an inspection program and ensuring you are using resources as efficiently as possible. We cover everything from creating a plan through to proactively monitoring changes and identifying areas for improvement.
If you operate pipelines in Western Canada and you don’t already have a water crossing program in place, you definitely don’t want to miss this!