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How do transmission pipelines contribute to Canada?


This infographic paints the big picture outlining how important Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is to the nation’s economy and social welfare. The safe delivery of oil and natural gas by CEPA member transmission pipelines is vital to Canada.

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Anatomy of a smart pig

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Did you know that since the 1960s, pipeline operators have been using an increasingly sophisticated technology called smart pigs to ‘see’ inside their pipelines? In fact, these ‘pigs’, which stands for pipeline inspection gauges, are one of the industry’s main diagnostic tools. They travel through a pipeline to monitor its health, diagnose issues such as metal defects, forecast potential challenges and report any issues to the pipeline operator.

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Different types of pipelines

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Canada has a large network of pipelines – over 830,000 km – but they’re not the same. Different types of pipelines are used for oil and gas transportation, and each varies in its size and function.

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Click Before You Dig


Planning a project outdoors? Our infographic can help you find out if you should locate underground utilities, such as pipelines, before you start.

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Pipeline Weld Testing

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Since the 1950s, when Canada’s pipeline network started to grow, the pipeline industry has used technology to test the welds that hold their pipelines together. As Canada changed and advanced, so did this technology. This infographic shows how pipeline testing has constantly improved to better detect problems in the line.

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Preventing damage to pipelines during agricultural activities

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With well over 100,000 kilometres of pipelines crisscrossing Canada, many of them cross agricultural land. Indeed, these agricultural landowners are partners in the safe and responsible delivery of Canada’s oil and natural gas. This brochure outlines how to keep these vital energy highways safe – 
a shared responsibility between the public, regulators and the underground utility industry.

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The 4 phases of emergency management

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While CEPA members have a goal of zero incidents, all members are prepared for any emergency. This infographic outlines the four phases of emergency management, from mitigation to recovery.

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What you need to know about pipelines in the community

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Well over 100,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines safely deliver the energy Canadian communities depend on. This brochure outlines key information for community members and landowners regarding pipeline infrastructure operating nearby.

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