Operator Qualification Program
Our Operator Qualification Program complies with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s regulations found in 49 CFR Part 195, Subpart G.
Design and Construction Standards
We design and build pipelines to meet or exceed the pipeline construction requirements provided by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API), and others.
Rigorous inspection & quality control
Detailed standards and guidelines
Safe asset operations
Equipment Inspections and Maintenance
Detailed programs have been developed to ensure equipment in our facilities and along our pipelines operate safely.
Safe operations and risk mitigations
Inspection, testing, and preventative maintenance
Sound integrity and proper functions
Our cathodic protection systems consist of rectifiers and ground beds that send a small electric current through the soil and water to help protect the pipeline from external corrosion. Each year we complete thousands of cathodic protection inspections to ensure our systems are functioning properly and adequately protecting our assets.
Complete full cathodic protection surveys of every pipeline annually
Complete bi-monthly rectifier inspections
Damage Prevention and Public Awareness
Any digging activities around underground utilities, including pipelines, could be dangerous. That’s why we have made it our focus to support education of the national 811 Call Before You Dig program.
Free 811 call
Ask/request/schedule underground utility lines located
Prevent accidental damage during excavation, or landscaping
Right-of-Way Clearing and Inspection
We perform right-of-way clearing for one reason ‒ public safety. A clear right of way provides an increased ability to visually monitor threats to the pipeline.
Benefits of right-of-way
Excavation damage prevention
Clear access to pipeline
We have a comprehensive program for monitoring the safety of our pipelines. Multiple inspection tools are used to assess pipeline integrity, including in-line inspection tools or “smart pigs” that perform various maintenance operations on the pipeline.
In-line scanning and inspection
Regulated pipelines are inspected every three years
Identifying corrosion, dents, cracks, and land movement
Scan tank floors, walls and roofs to assure continued safe operations
Waterway Crossing Inspections
Waterway crossing inspections are performed to examine pipelines under some streams, rivers and lake.
Determining depth of cover above pipeline
Determining potential erosion and water channel changes
Monitoring depth of cover above pipeline
Hydrotest inspections allow us to test the integrity of the pipelines we operate under environmentally safe conditions.
Pipeline pressure testing