Pipelines 101 – Safety, The INGAA Foundation
Pipeline companies consider safety every step of the way. They purchase top-quality materials, address safety and security issues when they plan and site a pipeline and ensure quality during construction. Once a pipeline is in place, pipeline companies work to prevent releases by evaluating, inspecting and maintaining pipelines in a program called integrity management.
Pipeline incidents, while rare, do still happen. Pipeline operators, through training and control room technologies, are prepared to quickly stop the flow of gas in the unlikely event of a release. Operators also develop emergency response plans, deploy resources, and work frequently with local first responders to reduce the impacts of any incident. Member of the public that live near a pipeline are educated on what to do in the rare case of an emergency.
For more information, visit http://www.ingaa.org/Safety.aspx